12 February 2018 Verse of the Day

Deliver me, O LORD, from my enemies; I take refuge in You.  (Psalms 143:9 NASB)

Let the Word of God speak to you.  Focus and meditate on what this verse is saying to you.    Let the Holy Spirit guide you and direct your thoughts and actions by His Infallible Holy Word.  Memorize it and share it with others throughout the day.

Read the Bible through with Yellow Creek Baptist Church:

The High Priestly Prayer
Joh 17:1
  After Jesus said this, he looked toward heaven and prayed: “Father, the hour has come. Glorify your Son, that your Son may glorify you. 
Joh 17:2  For you granted him authority over all people that he might give eternal life to all those you have given him. 
Joh 17:3  Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent. 
Joh 17:4  I have brought you glory on earth by finishing the work you gave me to do. 
Joh 17:5  And now, Father, glorify me in your presence with the glory I had with you before the world began. 
Joh 17:6  “I have revealed you to those whom you gave me out of the world. They were yours; you gave them to me and they have obeyed your word. 
Joh 17:7  Now they know that everything you have given me comes from you. 
Joh 17:8  For I gave them the words you gave me and they accepted them. They knew with certainty that I came from you, and they believed that you sent me. 
Joh 17:9  I pray for them. I am not praying for the world, but for those you have given me, for they are yours. 
Joh 17:10  All I have is yours, and all you have is mine. And glory has come to me through them. 
Joh 17:11  I will remain in the world no longer, but they are still in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, protect them by the power of your name, the name you gave me, so that they may be one as we are one. 
Joh 17:12  While I was with them, I protected them and kept them safe by that name you gave me. None has been lost except the one doomed to destruction so that Scripture would be fulfilled. 
Joh 17:13  “I am coming to you now, but I say these things while I am still in the world, so that they may have the full measure of my joy within them. 
Joh 17:14  I have given them your word and the world has hated them, for they are not of the world any more than I am of the world. 
Joh 17:15  My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one. 
Joh 17:16  They are not of the world, even as I am not of it. 
Joh 17:17  Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth. 
Joh 17:18  As you sent me into the world, I have sent them into the world. 
Joh 17:19  For them I sanctify myself, that they too may be truly sanctified. 
Joh 17:20  “My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, 
Joh 17:21  that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. 
Joh 17:22  I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one— 
Joh 17:23  I in them and you in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me. 
Joh 17:24  “Father, I want those you have given me to be with me where I am, and to see my glory, the glory you have given me because you loved me before the creation of the world. 
Joh 17:25  “Righteous Father, though the world does not know you, I know you, and they know that you have sent me. 
Joh 17:26  I have made you known to them, and will continue to make you known in order that the love you have for me may be in them and that I myself may be in them.” 

Betrayal and Arrest of Jesus
Joh 18:1
  When he had finished praying, Jesus left with his disciples and crossed the Kidron Valley. On the other side there was a garden, and he and his disciples went into it. 
Joh 18:2  Now Judas, who betrayed him, knew the place, because Jesus had often met there with his disciples. 
Joh 18:3  So Judas came to the garden, guiding a detachment of soldiers and some officials from the chief priests and the Pharisees. They were carrying torches, lanterns and weapons. 
Joh 18:4  Jesus, knowing all that was going to happen to him, went out and asked them, “Who is it you want?” 
Joh 18:5  “Jesus of Nazareth,” they replied. “I am he,” Jesus said. (And Judas the traitor was standing there with them.) 
Joh 18:6  When Jesus said, “I am he,” they drew back and fell to the ground. 
Joh 18:7  Again he asked them, “Who is it you want?” “Jesus of Nazareth,” they said. 
Joh 18:8  Jesus answered, “I told you that I am he. If you are looking for me, then let these men go.” 
Joh 18:9  This happened so that the words he had spoken would be fulfilled: “I have not lost one of those you gave me.” 
Joh 18:10  Then Simon Peter, who had a sword, drew it and struck the high priest’s servant, cutting off his right ear. (The servant’s name was Malchus.) 
Joh 18:11  Jesus commanded Peter, “Put your sword away! Shall I not drink the cup the Father has given me?” 
Jesus Faces Annas and Caiaphas
Joh 18:12  Then the detachment of soldiers with its commander and the Jewish officials arrested Jesus. They bound him 
Joh 18:13  and brought him first to Annas, who was the father-in-law of Caiaphas, the high priest that year. 
Joh 18:14  Caiaphas was the one who had advised the Jewish leaders that it would be good if one man died for the people. 
Peter Denies Jesus
Joh 18:15  Simon Peter and another disciple were following Jesus. Because this disciple was known to the high priest, he went with Jesus into the high priest’s courtyard, 
Joh 18:16  but Peter had to wait outside at the door. The other disciple, who was known to the high priest, came back, spoke to the servant girl on duty there and brought Peter in. 
Joh 18:17  “You aren’t one of this man’s disciples too, are you?” she asked Peter. He replied, “I am not.” 
Joh 18:18  It was cold, and the servants and officials stood around a fire they had made to keep warm. Peter also was standing with them, warming himself. 
The High Priest Questions Jesus
Joh 18:19  Meanwhile, the high priest questioned Jesus about his disciples and his teaching. 
Joh 18:20  “I have spoken openly to the world,” Jesus replied. “I always taught in synagogues or at the temple, where all the Jews come together. I said nothing in secret. 
Joh 18:21  Why question me? Ask those who heard me. Surely they know what I said.” 
Joh 18:22  When Jesus said this, one of the officials nearby slapped him in the face. “Is this the way you answer the high priest?” he demanded. 
Joh 18:23  “If I said something wrong,” Jesus replied, “testify as to what is wrong. But if I spoke the truth, why did you strike me?” 
Joh 18:24  Then Annas sent him bound to Caiaphas the high priest. 
Peter Denies Jesus Again
Joh 18:25  Meanwhile, Simon Peter was still standing there warming himself. So they asked him, “You aren’t one of his disciples too, are you?” He denied it, saying, “I am not.” 
Joh 18:26  One of the high priest’s servants, a relative of the man whose ear Peter had cut off, challenged him, “Didn’t I see you with him in the garden?” 
Joh 18:27  Again Peter denied it, and at that moment a rooster began to crow. 
Jesus Before Pilate
Joh 18:28  Then the Jewish leaders took Jesus from Caiaphas to the palace of the Roman governor. By now it was early morning, and to avoid ceremonial uncleanness they did not enter the palace, because they wanted to be able to eat the Passover. 
Joh 18:29  So Pilate came out to them and asked, “What charges are you bringing against this man?” 
Joh 18:30  “If he were not a criminal,” they replied, “we would not have handed him over to you.” 
Joh 18:31  Pilate said, “Take him yourselves and judge him by your own law.” “But we have no right to execute anyone,” they objected. 
Joh 18:32  This took place to fulfill what Jesus had said about the kind of death he was going to die. 
My Kingdom Is Not of This World
Joh 18:33  Pilate then went back inside the palace, summoned Jesus and asked him, “Are you the king of the Jews?” 
Joh 18:34  “Is that your own idea,” Jesus asked, “or did others talk to you about me?” 
Joh 18:35  “Am I a Jew?” Pilate replied. “Your own people and chief priests handed you over to me. What is it you have done?” 
Joh 18:36  Jesus said, “My kingdom is not of this world. If it were, my servants would fight to prevent my arrest by the Jewish leaders. But now my kingdom is from another place.” 
Joh 18:37  “You are a king, then!” said Pilate. Jesus answered, “You say that I am a king. In fact, the reason I was born and came into the world is to testify to the truth. Everyone on the side of truth listens to me.” 
Joh 18:38  “What is truth?” retorted Pilate. With this he went out again to the Jews gathered there and said, “I find no basis for a charge against him. 
Joh 18:39  But it is your custom for me to release to you one prisoner at the time of the Passover. Do you want me to release ‘the king of the Jews’?” 
Joh 18:40  They shouted back, “No, not him! Give us Barabbas!” Now Barabbas had taken part in an uprising.  (NIV)

Pray to the Lord

Yours in Christ,
Bob Maynard