In John 18:10, we find a shocking account of the disciples’ run-in with the Roman soldiers. The cohort of soldiers has come to arrest Jesus on the final night of His earthly life. He’s willing to give Himself over to them. Then, this happens:
“Then Simon Peter, having a sword, drew it and struck the high priest’s servant, and cut off his right ear (the servant’s name was Malchus).”
These details are too exact not to be true. What I want you to see here is that we have the leading disciple—a man who is actually called an apostle—the one that would become the leader of the entire Jesus movement—and he hurts somebody.