This post is part of a series that will take us up to the Easter holiday that celebrates the Resurrection of our Lord. Mark 14:43–52 (ESV) – 43 And immediately, while he was still speaking, Judas came, one of the … Continue reading Jesus Arrested
Reading the Word Matthew 27:3–10 (ESV) 3 Then when Judas, his betrayer, saw that Jesus was condemned, he changed his mind and brought back the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and the elders, 4 saying, “I have sinned by betraying innocent blood.” They said, “What is that to us? See to it yourself.” 5 And throwing down the pieces of silver into the temple, he departed, and he went and hanged himself. 6 But the chief priests, taking the pieces of silver, said, “It is not lawful to put them into the treasury, since it is blood … Continue reading Decisions Have Consequences
Reading the Word Luke 22:47–53 (ESV) 47 While he was still speaking, there came a crowd, and the man called Judas, one of the twelve, was leading them. He drew near to Jesus to kiss him, 48 but Jesus said to him, “Judas, would you betray the Son of Man with a kiss?” 49 And when those who were around him saw what would follow, they said, “Lord, shall we strike with the sword?” 50 And one of them struck the servant of the high priest and cut off his right ear. 51 But Jesus said, “No more of this!” … Continue reading Betrayed with a Kiss
Reading the Word Mark 14:18–21 (ESV) 18 And as they were reclining at table and eating, Jesus said, “Truly, I say to you, one of you will betray me, one who is eating with me.” 19 They began to be sorrowful and to say to him one after another, “Is it I?” 20 He said to them, “It is one of the twelve, one who is dipping bread into the dish with me. 21 For the Son of Man goes as it is written of him, but woe to that man by whom the Son of Man is betrayed! It … Continue reading Jesus Betrayed
Reading the Word Matthew 26:14–16 (ESV) 14 Then one of the twelve, whose name was Judas Iscariot, went to the chief priests 15 and said, “What will you give me if I deliver him over to you?” And they paid him thirty pieces of silver. 16 And from that moment he sought an opportunity to betray him. Parallel Texts: Mark 14:10-11; Luke 22:3-6 Understanding and Applying the Word The account of Judas is shocking to us. We ask, “How could someone who spent so much time with Jesus betray him?” He saw the miracles. He heard the teaching. He saw … Continue reading Betray Jesus?