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Apr 19, 2017

A daily devotional through the recorded words Jesus spoke while He walked alongside us. Our website

  1. Thanks for joining me today for "A Little Walk with God." I'm your host Richard Agee.
  2. Have you ever played with magnets? The picture of Jesus facing the guards in the garden remind me of those.
  3. Scripture
    1. John 18:4-8

Jesus: Whom are you looking for?

Judas’s Entourage: Jesus the Nazarene.

Jesus: I am the One.

Judas, the betrayer, stood with the military force. As Jesus spoke “I am the One,” the forces fell back on the ground. Jesus asked them a second time:

Jesus: Whom are you searching for?

Judas’s Entourage: Jesus the Nazarene.

Jesus: I have already said that I am the One. If you are looking for Me, then let these men go free.

  1. Devotional
    1. I’m sure you remember playing with magnets when you were a kid.
      1. In science we learned about the north and south poles of those magnetic fields and how the opposite ends attracted but like ends repelled each other.
      2. The stronger the magnet, the harder it was to try to push like ends together
      3. There are scientific principles that govern those magnetic fields and explain why they attract and repel each other.
      4. Explains why light bends near the earth
      5. Explains the aurora borealis
      6. Explains parts of electrical currents
      7. Explains a lot of what looks like mysteries around our world
      8. Might even explain the migration of animals at different seasons of the year or why they can sense dangers faster than we do or can find their way home from great distances
    2. Picture that experiment you did with magnets as a kid as you tried to push the north pole of the magnet against its polar like north pair
      1. With some effort you might get them to touch
      2. As soon as you release pressure they push apart
      3. If strong enough, can’t push them together
    3. Now picture the scene in the Garden of Gethsemane
      1. Guards come to take Jesus
      2. Armed with spears, swords, shields, armor
      3. Jesus dressed in His tunic and sash and bare hands
      4. As they try to approach they are repelled as easily as those magnets trying to approach each other
    4. Jesus could not be taken by any force men could put against Him
      1. Satan tried His best throughout His life
      2. Herod killed all the boys in Bethlehem - Jesus escaped
      3. Pharisees plotted to kill Him throughout His whole ministry
        1. Tried to stone Him - slipped away
        2. Tried to throw Him from a cliff - slipped through the crowd
    5. Jesus gave Himself up willingly to the guards that came into the garden
      1. Allowed Himself to be taken
      2. Allowed Himself to be beaten
      3. Allowed Himself to be crucified
      4. No one could touch Him unless He let them
      5. He loved us enough to let them
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