Rev. P. Van Ruitenburg on Matthew 26 : 47 - 54

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Captured in the Garden

Matthew 26
3/26/2017
Hostile Leaders
A Betraying Judas
Resisting Disciples
A Willing Jesus

Matthew 26 : 47 - 54

Matthew 26
47
And while he yet spake, lo, Judas, one of the twelve, came, and with him a great multitude with swords and staves, from the chief priests and elders of the people.
48
Now he that betrayed him gave them a sign, saying, Whomsoever I shall kiss, that same is he: hold him fast.
49
And forthwith he came to Jesus, and said, Hail, master; and kissed him.
50
And Jesus said unto him, Friend, wherefore art thou come? Then came they, and laid hands on Jesus and took him.
51
And, behold, one of them which were with Jesus stretched out his hand, and drew his sword, and struck a servant of the high priest's, and smote off his ear.
52
Then said Jesus unto him, Put up again thy sword into his place: for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword.
53
Thinkest thou that I cannot now pray to my Father, and he shall presently give me more than twelve legions of angels?
54
But how then shall the scriptures be fulfilled, that thus it must be?

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