Talks for Growing Christians
Judas Betrays the Lord Jesus with a Kiss
Lesson Number 62
- Zeal can be misguided.
- Failure can be overcome.
- Are you a follower like Judas?
- What happened after the session of prayer in the garden?
- Was Judas' kiss an unusual gesture?
- Who would have comprised the multitude?
- What was the Sanhedrin? Who were its members?
- Who wielded the sword? Who was struck by the sword?
- What did the disciples do when they saw that the Lord was not going to defend Himself?
- Was Judas a trusted follower of Jesus? Was Judas a true follower of Jesus?
- Judas arrived with an armed multitude, and he kissed the Lord on the cheek.
- No. This was a common gesture of affection that a disciple would give to his Rabbi.
- The Jewish temple guards and some Roman soldiers (John 18), as well as some members of the Sanhedrin (Luke 22).
- The ruling body, or the Jewish "senate." Members would be the chief priests, scribes and elders.
- Peter. Malchus.
- They all forsook Jesus and fled.
- Yes, he was even treasurer of the group of disciples. No, he had never committed himself to Jesus by faith.
- Zealousness can be a good thing, but not always. Can you recall a time that your zeal got you into trouble?
- Are there times when you have been like Judas, betraying Christ?
- Once a failure, always a failure does not have to be true. Can you recall a time when you failed the Lord? Was it permanent? How can you be true to your Lord?
- "Judas went up to Jesus and said, 'Rabbi, Rabbi!' and kissed Him."(Mark 14:45)
"...they all forsook Him and fled." (Mark 14:50)