THIS IS RESURRECTION SUNDAY!
READ A WEIRD PART OF THE STORY
‘Before dawn that morning, all the chief priests and religious leaders resolved to take action against Jesus and decided that he should be executed. So they bound him with chains and led him away to Pilate, the Roman governor. Now, when Judas, the betrayer, saw that Jesus had been sentenced to death, remorse filled his heart. He returned the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and religious leaders, saying, “I have sinned because I have betrayed an innocent man.” They replied, “Why are you bothering us? That’s your problem.” Then Judas flung the silver coins inside the temple and went out and hanged himself.’ Matthew 27:1-5
SO WHO IS JUDAS AND WHY ARE WE TALKING ABOUT HIM TODAY?
CHOSEN / TRUSTED / LOVED
JUDAS = “PRAISE BE TO GOD”
WHY DOES HE BETRAY JESUS?
Satan / GREED / DISSAPOINTMENT
JUDAS WANTS WEALTH / JESUS WANTS SACRIFICE
JUDAS BETRAYS THEN JUDAS FEELS GUILT
JUDAS FELT REMORSE
REMORSE VS. REPENTANCE
90 DEGREE TURN – CAN’T MAKE IT RIGHT –
HE DECIDES TO PAY THE PRICE
WHAT IF JUDAS WAITED THREE DAYS?
JUDAS FINDING A TREE / JESUS CARRYING HIS TREE
JUDAS CLIMBING / JESUS FALLING ON HIS WEIGHT
JUDAS DECOMPOSE / JESUS RECOMPOSE
JESUS WAS ON A MISSION OF RESTORATION
JUDAS NOT ONLY ONE TO BETRAY –
JESUS WAS ALL ABOUT THE GRACE
Grace means that God loves you, and there is nothing you can do about it. Grace means that you get not just a second chance but a third, fourth, and so on.
JESUS WAS HUNTING THEM DOWN!!!
THOMAS / PETER
“DO YOU LOVE ME?”
WHAT IF JUDAS WOULD HAVE WAITED THREE DAYS?
A TALE OF TWO TREES
JUDAS TREE = “I’LL TAKE CARE OF IT MYSELF”
JESUS TREE = “IT’S ALREADY DONE”
JESUS TOOK CARE OF A DEEPER PROBLEM ON THE CROSS
‘This “realm of death” describes our former state, for we were held in sin’s grasp. But now, we’ve been resurrected out of that “realm of death” never to return, for we are forever alive and forgiven of all our sins! He canceled out every legal violation we had on our record and the old arrest warrant that stood to indict us. He erased it all—our sins, our stained soul—he deleted it all and they cannot be retrieved ! Everything we once were in Adam has been placed onto his cross and nailed permanently there as a public display of cancellation. Then Jesus made a public spectacle of all the powers and principalities of darkness, stripping away from them every weapon and all their spiritual authority and power to accuse us. And by the power of the cross, Jesus led them around as prisoners in a procession of triumph. He was not their prisoner; they were his!’ Colossians 2:13-15
BECAUSE OF JESUS, YOU CANNOT BE CONDEMNED FOR YOUR PAST
BEN LINDSEY – KIDS’ JUDGE
ESTABLISHED A JUVENILE COURT
OUSTED BY A CORRUPT KKK RUN COURT LINDSEY TOOK HIS FILES AND BURNED THEM TO GIVE THOSE HE TRIED A REDEMPTIVE FUTURE –
THE KKK COULD NOT USE THEIR PAST TO DESTROY THEIR FUTURE
JESUS DID THE SAME FOR YOU AND ME.
AND THE EXCLAMATION MARK ON THAT, WAS HIS RESURRECTION FROM DEATH.
IDK what the future holds here…
TREE OF REMORSE / TREE OF REPENTANCE
TREE OF DEATH / TREE OF LIFE
HE IS RISEN!!!