Daily Email: Tuesday, March 27, 2018

DEVOTION: John 18-19 English Standard Version (ESV)

Betrayal and Arrest of Jesus

18 When Jesus had spoken these words, he went out with his disciples across the brook Kidron, where there was a garden, which he and his disciples entered. Now Judas, who betrayed him, also knew the place, for Jesus often met there with his disciples. So Judas, having procured a band of soldiers and some officers from the chief priests and the Pharisees, went there with lanterns and torches and weapons. Then Jesus, knowing all that would happen to him, came forward and said to them, "Whom do you seek?" They answered him, "Jesus of Nazareth." Jesus said to them, "I am he."[a] Judas, who betrayed him, was standing with them. When Jesus[b] said to them, "I am he," they drew back and fell to the ground. So he asked them again, "Whom do you seek?" And they said, "Jesus of Nazareth."Jesus answered, "I told you that I am he. So, if you seek me, let these men go." This was to fulfill the word that he had spoken: "Of those whom you gave me I have lost not one." 10 Then Simon Peter, having a sword, drew it and struck the high priest's servant[c] and cut off his right ear. (The servant's name was Malchus.) 11 So Jesus said to Peter, "Put your sword into its sheath; shall I not drink the cup that the Father has given me?"

Jesus Faces Annas and Caiaphas

12 So the band of soldiers and their captain and the officers of the Jews[d] arrested Jesus and bound him. 13 First they led him to Annas, for he was the father-in-law of Caiaphas, who was high priest that year. 14 It was Caiaphas who had advised the Jews that it would be expedient that one man should die for the people.

Peter Denies Jesus

15 Simon Peter followed Jesus, and so did another disciple. Since that disciple was known to the high priest, he entered with Jesus into the courtyard of the high priest, 16 but Peter stood outside at the door. So the other disciple, who was known to the high priest, went out and spoke to the servant girl who kept watch at the door, and brought Peter in. 17 The servant girl at the door said to Peter, "You also are not one of this man's disciples, are you?" He said, "I am not." 18 Now the servants[e] and officers had made a charcoal fire, because it was cold, and they were standing and warming themselves. Peter also was with them, standing and warming himself.

The High Priest Questions Jesus

19 The high priest then questioned Jesus about his disciples and his teaching. 20 Jesus answered him, "I have spoken openly to the world. I have always taught in synagogues and in the temple, where all Jews come together. I have said nothing in secret. 21 Why do you ask me? Ask those who have heard me what I said to them; they know what I said." 22 When he had said these things, one of the officers standing by struck Jesus with his hand, saying, "Is that how you answer the high priest?" 23 Jesus answered him, "If what I said is wrong, bear witness about the wrong; but if what I said is right, why do you strike me?" 24 Annas then sent him bound to Caiaphas the high priest.

Peter Denies Jesus Again

25 Now Simon Peter was standing and warming himself. So they said to him, "You also are not one of his disciples, are you?" He denied it and said, "I am not." 26 One of the servants of the high priest, a relative of the man whose ear Peter had cut off, asked, "Did I not see you in the garden with him?" 27 Peter again denied it, and at once a rooster crowed.

Jesus Before Pilate

28 Then they led Jesus from the house of Caiaphas to the governor's headquarters.[f] It was early morning. They themselves did not enter the governor's headquarters, so that they would not be defiled, but could eat the Passover. 29 So Pilate went outside to them and said, "What accusation do you bring against this man?" 30 They answered him, "If this man were not doing evil, we would not have delivered him over to you." 31 Pilate said to them, "Take him yourselves and judge him by your own law." The Jews said to him, "It is not lawful for us to put anyone to death." 32 This was to fulfill the word that Jesus had spoken to show by what kind of death he was going to die.

My Kingdom Is Not of This World

33 So Pilate entered his headquarters again and called Jesus and said to him, "Are you the King of the Jews?" 34 Jesus answered, "Do you say this of your own accord, or did others say it to you about me?" 35 Pilate answered, "Am I a Jew? Your own nation and the chief priests have delivered you over to me. What have you done?" 36 Jesus answered, "My kingdom is not of this world. If my kingdom were of this world, my servants would have been fighting, that I might not be delivered over to the Jews. But my kingdom is not from the world." 37 Then Pilate said to him, "So you are a king?" Jesus answered, "You say that I am a king. For this purpose I was born and for this purpose I have come into the world—to bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth listens to my voice." 38 Pilate said to him, "What is truth?"

After he had said this, he went back outside to the Jews and told them, "I find no guilt in him. 39 But you have a custom that I should release one man for you at the Passover. So do you want me to release to you the King of the Jews?" 40 They cried out again, "Not this man, but Barabbas!" Now Barabbas was a robber.[g]

Jesus Delivered to Be Crucified

19 Then Pilate took Jesus and flogged him. And the soldiers twisted together a crown of thorns and put it on his head and arrayed him in a purple robe. They came up to him, saying, "Hail, King of the Jews!" and struck him with their hands. Pilate went out again and said to them, "See, I am bringing him out to you that you may know that I find no guilt in him." So Jesus came out, wearing the crown of thorns and the purple robe. Pilate said to them, "Behold the man!" When the chief priests and the officers saw him, they cried out, "Crucify him, crucify him!" Pilate said to them, "Take him yourselves and crucify him, for I find no guilt in him." The Jews[h] answered him, "We have a law, and according to that law he ought to die because he has made himself the Son of God." When Pilate heard this statement, he was even more afraid. He entered his headquarters again and said to Jesus, "Where are you from?" But Jesus gave him no answer. 10 So Pilate said to him, "You will not speak to me? Do you not know that I have authority to release you and authority to crucify you?" 11 Jesus answered him, "You would have no authority over me at all unless it had been given you from above. Therefore he who delivered me over to you has the greater sin."

12 From then on Pilate sought to release him, but the Jews cried out, "If you release this man, you are not Caesar's friend. Everyone who makes himself a king opposes Caesar." 13 So when Pilate heard these words, he brought Jesus out and sat down on the judgment seat at a place called The Stone Pavement, and in Aramaic[i] Gabbatha. 14 Now it was the day of Preparation of the Passover. It was about the sixth hour.[j] He said to the Jews, "Behold your King!" 15 They cried out, "Away with him, away with him, crucify him!" Pilate said to them, "Shall I crucify your King?" The chief priests answered, "We have no king but Caesar." 16 So he delivered him over to them to be crucified.

The Crucifixion

So they took Jesus, 17 and he went out, bearing his own cross, to the place called The Place of a Skull, which in Aramaic is called Golgotha.18 There they crucified him, and with him two others, one on either side, and Jesus between them. 19 Pilate also wrote an inscription and put it on the cross. It read, "Jesus of Nazareth, the King of the Jews."20 Many of the Jews read this inscription, for the place where Jesus was crucified was near the city, and it was written in Aramaic, in Latin, and in Greek. 21 So the chief priests of the Jews said to Pilate, "Do not write, 'The King of the Jews,' but rather, 'This man said, I am King of the Jews.'" 22 Pilate answered, "What I have written I have written."

23 When the soldiers had crucified Jesus, they took his garments and divided them into four parts, one part for each soldier; also his tunic.[k]But the tunic was seamless, woven in one piece from top to bottom,24 so they said to one another, "Let us not tear it, but cast lots for it to see whose it shall be." This was to fulfill the Scripture which says,

"They divided my garments among them,
    and for my clothing they cast lots."

So the soldiers did these things, 25 but standing by the cross of Jesus were his mother and his mother's sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. 26 When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple whom he loved standing nearby, he said to his mother, "Woman, behold, your son!" 27 Then he said to the disciple, "Behold, your mother!" And from that hour the disciple took her to his own home.

The Death of Jesus

28 After this, Jesus, knowing that all was now finished, said (to fulfill the Scripture), "I thirst." 29 A jar full of sour wine stood there, so they put a sponge full of the sour wine on a hyssop branch and held it to his mouth. 30 When Jesus had received the sour wine, he said, "It is finished," and he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.

Jesus' Side Is Pierced

31 Since it was the day of Preparation, and so that the bodies would not remain on the cross on the Sabbath (for that Sabbath was a high day), the Jews asked Pilate that their legs might be broken and that they might be taken away. 32 So the soldiers came and broke the legs of the first, and of the other who had been crucified with him. 33 But when they came to Jesus and saw that he was already dead, they did not break his legs. 34 But one of the soldiers pierced his side with a spear, and at once there came out blood and water. 35 He who saw it has borne witness—his testimony is true, and he knows that he is telling the truth—that you also may believe. 36 For these things took place that the Scripture might be fulfilled: "Not one of his bones will be broken." 37 And again another Scripture says, "They will look on him whom they have pierced."

Jesus Is Buried

38 After these things Joseph of Arimathea, who was a disciple of Jesus, but secretly for fear of the Jews, asked Pilate that he might take away the body of Jesus, and Pilate gave him permission. So he came and took away his body. 39 Nicodemus also, who earlier had come to Jesus[l]by night, came bringing a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about seventy-five pounds[m] in weight. 40 So they took the body of Jesus and bound it in linen cloths with the spices, as is the burial custom of the Jews.41 Now in the place where he was crucified there was a garden, and in the garden a new tomb in which no one had yet been laid. 42 So because of the Jewish day of Preparation, since the tomb was close at hand, they laid Jesus there.








Tues- Quilting 9-2

Wed- Oak Pointe Worship 10am; Stephen Ministry 6; Choir 7

Thurs- Worship 6:30

Fri- Worship 6:30

Sat- Easter Breakfast set up 8am; NO worship

Sun- Worship 6:30; Breakfast 7:45; Egg hunt 9; Worship 10




Thurs- Savannah Masters

Fri- Dulci Rahn;

Sun, 6:30- Nick Schulze

10- Luke Rausch



Thurs- Don Turnure, Don Nolte, Brent Davis, Larry Schulze

Fri- Lew Feldkamp, Rich Boeger, Brett Nordwald, Scott Schulze

6:30- Alan Hofeldt, Tim Linke, Gary Hoelscher, Ben Hoelscher

10-Rich Talbert, Tom Linke, Don Hance, Kent Jacobsmeyer



Thurs- Set up- Callies; Clean Up- Lois Boeger

Fri- Fill Candles- Don Hance

Sun- Set Up- Jodi Baldwin; Clean Up-Pam Linke


Communion assistant-

Thurs- Roy Bohning

6:30- John Hachtel

10- Steve Robine


6:30- Sherman

10- Rausch



6:30- McKenzie

10- Schaumberg

Lay Readers-

6:30- Tim Linke

10- Erv Yoder



Thurs- Patty Golden

Fri- Barb Dreyer

Sun- Patty Golden


YESTERDAY'S QUIZ:   Who is Hannah (from the Bible)?

A funny one from Sandy Robine:  So, on the heels of Don's answer yesterday, Hannah is the daughter of Naomi the soprano in the choir! Hahaha


Oh wow, this is getting really good now.  Hannah was the mother of Samuel.  And Samuel is the son of Naomi in the choir and the brother of Hannah!!!!!  YIKES!!!


The biblical Samuel was the son of Hannah who, before then, was childless.  She had vowed to God that if she could have a son that she would dedicate him to God.  I also read that Samuel was born to her and was in fact dedicated to God.  I also read that Samuel along with Samson were the only ones ever mentioned in the bible as being a Nazrite.  Did I read that correctly?


You sure can tell our Naomi, soprano on the choir, was a preacher's kid with all these family names. Hee hee.


Don Nolte's answer: Hannah ( in the Bible) was The mother of Samuel.  I Samuel 1 and 2



TODAY'S QUIZ: Who was Eli?




Thursday- worship 6:30pm

Friday- worship 6:30pm

Sunday- worship 6:30am, Breakfast 7:45; Egg Hunt 9, worship 10


ALL LADIES BRUNCH, SATURDAY, April 14th @ 10am!!!



Would you like to know how to better communicate the faith to your children?  Would you like your children and grandchildren to grow up being able to express their faith and having a more solid faith structure for themselves and their children?  Do you want to be closer to your children and your spouse?  Do you want to fulfill your purpose as a parents when it comes to the faith life of your children?  Well, then FAITH5 is for you!!  Training will begin the second Sunday after Easter, April 15 during the Sunday school time.  Please sign up on the sheet in the narthex (entry way of church) and plan on being there for six weeks as we grow together and grow our families in Christ!



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A prayer of thanksgiving For TERESA SCOTT, as she got to go home from the hospital, but will remain under quarantine for six more weeks.


For CAROL BRAZEE as she is in ICU with pneumonia.


For BILL MCKENZIE, (Terry McKenzie's father in law), who is home from the hospital and has been placed on hospice.


For JEANNIE SIEBOLD whose cancer has returned.  She is undergoing radiation treatments.


For DENISE HOOKER (Betty Tameler's daughter),  GEORGE HOESCHER, GINA BOHNING (Roy Bohning's wife), and BUCK HAMPTON,  as they continue to deal with cancer. 




A prayer of thanksgiving that both DAN DREYER and SAM HARGROVE have returned home safely. 


For COLTON FIGURA deployed to Turkey for seven more months.


For DAVID TATE stationed in Japan, and ALEX WALTERS, stationed in Tennessee.  That God would bless their service to our country and keep them safe as they all await possible deployment.


For CALEB FIGURA AND VINCE MASTERS who are both serving our country in the National Guard and take time out of their lives, jobs, and families to go on duty several times a year.