Sermon Notes & Life Group Questions

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Message Notes
“Losing Your Footing”

John 18:1-11 CSB

Main Point: Every step is planned, and detail controlled by Jesus.

6 things to note in this passage:

1. The Valley vs. 1

2. The garden vs. 2

3. The initiative

4. The power

5. The footing

6. The exchange

Why is this context so important to know?

If Jesus is a: …then our response might be:

a) _________________________ ____________ ____________________


b) _________________________ __________________________________

c) _________________________ __________________________________

The sin of the drawn sword…

Life Grp Q’s
“Losing Your Footing”

John 18:1-11 CSB


•Have you ever tried to follow Jesus, only to be over-zealous and end up hurting someone? OR, have you ever been the victim of an over-zealous ‘follower’ ?


•In the message this week, was there anything that particularly caught your attention, challenged or confused you?

Going Deeper

•Read Acts 2:36 and Jn.12:27. From these scriptures or others, who is ultimately responsible for Jesus going to the cross?

•Why is it so difficult to trust such a powerful, all-knowing, loving, kind and sovereign Savior?

•What does it mean that Jesus drank the “Cup of Wrath” for us? (see 2 Cor.5:21 & Rom.5:9.)


•Like Peter in vs.10, when are you most likely to ‘pick up your sword’ and try to ‘control’ a situation? Who or what is involved? eg. your kids, $$$, spouse, relationships, your livelihood, etc.

•How does Jesus’ decision to “drink the cup” (vs.11) help you in your obedience to God? What issue of obedience is challenging you?