7 Posts on the Easter Judas had to have! These are some reflections on Luke 22:3-23. This was a part of a sermon I did on Maundy Thursday night.
Judas represents a world gone wrong.
Judas has always been a mysterious character in history: Appealing and repulsive at the same time. And notice that Luke 22:3-23 is framed by references to Judas: V3-6 begins our text, and v21-23 ends our text. Judas' Easter is the 'bookends' surrounding Jesus' last Supper before his death. That, in itself, says something interesting about the person and work of Jesus.
What is it about Judas?
What about the others? Peter troubles us for his denial. Thomas troubles us for his doubt. Everyone else ran away. But Judas? Heck, Judas betrayed the Lord our God. He was close to him for 3 years, and yet sold.him.out.
Jesus, who is worth more than the universe he created, was sold out for a mere 30 pieces of silver. Scary.
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