The Lord Jesus is Betrayed by Judas – Matthew 26, John 14, Luke 22
Judas Iscariot was one of the twelve apostles chosen by the Lord Jesus at the beginning of his ministry.. but the Lord Jesus knowing everything, knew that Judas would be the one to betray him. This purpose was so that the Lord Jesus would be put to death on the cross, paying the penalty for sin, dying and being resurrected from the dead. The Lord Jesus Christ is the only way to heaven if we believe these things and receive him as our Saviour from our sins.
One day, when Jesus was in the town of Bethany, Jesus was having supper with his disciples. While they were having supper, Mary, the sister of Martha, came and poured some very costly ointment onto the Lord Jesus’ head and on his feet. Judas said “Why wasn’t this ointment sold…and the money given to the poor?” He said this not because he cared about the poor, but because he was a thief, and had the bag, and carried everything that was put in the bag.. and after that Judas went to the chief priests and said to them “What will you give me, and I will deliver him to you? And they promised Judas they would give him thirty pieces of silver. And from that time on, Judas looked for the opportunity to betray Jesus..
Now it was time of the Passover, and as the Lord Jesus and his disciples were gathered together celebrating the Passover feast, Jesus said “Truly I say to you that one of you will betray me..” All the disciples were very upset, and one by one they all said “Lord, is it I?” And Jesus said to John, “He that dips his hand with me in the dish, this is the one who will betray me….woe to that man who betrays Son of Man. It would be good for that man if he had not been born..”
Then Judas said “Master, is it I?” and Jesus said to him “You have said” and after that Jesus said “That which you do, do quickly” and Judas went immediately out, and it was night..
After awhile, Jesus went to the garden of Gethsemane with his disciples to pray. Judas knew the place because Jesus had often taken the disciples there. And Judas, who had received a band of men and officers from the chief priests and Pharisees, came with lanterns and torches and weapons, and Judas went ahead of them and came near to Jesus to kiss him. But Jesus said “Judas, do you betray the Son of man with a kiss?”
And Jesus was arrested and taken to trial.
In the morning Judas, when he saw that Jesus had been condemned to death, was very sorry, and brought the thirty pieces of silver back to the chief priests saying “I have sinned because I have betrayed the innocent blood..” (the Lord Jesus) but they said to him “What is that to us?” and so Judas threw the pieces of silver in the temple, and went out and went and hanged himself.
And the thirty pieces of silver were used to buy a field to bury strangers in, and that field is called “the field of blood” until this day.
Memory Verse: Luke 22:48 “Jesus said to him “Judas, do you betray the Son of man with a kiss?”
1 who was Judas? what did Jesus know about him? Answer: Judas was one of the twelve apostles chosen by Jesus… Jesus knew Judas would betray him.
2 when did Judas decide to betray the Lord Jesus? Answer: after Mary anointed Jesus with the expensive ointment
3 who did Judas go to, and what did they promise to give him? Answer: Judas went to the chief priests, they promised to give him thirty pieces of silver to betray Jesus
4 how did Judas know that Jesus was at the garden of Gethsemane? Answer: because Jesus had often taken his disciples there
5 how did Judas show the chief priests who Jesus was? Answer: he went to Jesus to kiss him
6 what happened when Judas found out that Jesus was going to be put to death? Answer: he was sorry, and tried to take the money back to the priests, but when they wouldn’t take it he threw it in the temple and went and hanged himself.