Preacher: Pastor Ray Prior to the Last Supper, Jesus demonstrates love for His enemies (Judas) and for His faltering, overconfident, blind church (i.e. Peter) and calls us to do the same.
Compare the trio of Lazarus, Martha and Mary, their gratitude, with that of the disciples and Judas in particular. In Matt 26:8, you have a chorus of indignant disciples shouting, why this waste? I get it. We have to be good stewards. We can’t give away our life savings every single day in a moment […]
1) God’s sovereignty and human free will need to always be held in tension and we see this in Judas’ choice to betray Jesus. That’s the first point. 2) Judas is condemned because he lacked repentance and faith. Now, let’s look at the character of Judas more specifically. Within the group, he was the keeper […]
That’s one prophecy from the book of Jeremiah. We pick up the strand of God’s redemption history in Zech 11. Zechariah was another prophet who came upon the scene after Jeremiah. While the Israelites were captives in Babylon and the temple lie in ruins, Babylon was attacked by Cyrus, the king of Persia, and Babylon […]
For this month, we’re going to take a break from Romans and study the Passion accounts in preparation for Good Friday and Easter. Matthew 26:14-30. Today, I have 3 points. 1) God’s sovereignty and human free will need to always be held in tension and we see this in Judas’ choice to betray Jesus. 2) […]