Perhaps there is no more infamous betrayel than the one before us today. The term, "the Judas kiss" has become synonymous with despicable, traitorous actions. We learned in previous studies that Judas had made arrangements in advance in exchange for money. He knew where Jesus would be praying that evening and led the "great multitude" to Gethsemane. The events that took place there are not what we would expect...unless we remember Jesus' purpose.
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The door of grace is still open. ~Augsburger
Does the arrest of Jesus bother you? Do you it hard to put your faith in Someone like Him? How would you account for the longevity of gospel proclamation? Would you believe He came to provide what you really need? Take a look back, a look in, a look ahead…and turn your eyes upon Jesus.
Review the remarks from Dr. Gombis last week and discuss/reflect on how they connect to the text this week.
We don't always have to take advantage of the resources available to us. Do you have some ways that you could follow Jesus this week in self-denial?