Decision-Week 3 // Judas // Pastor Kate Murphy

Scripture:  Matthew 26:1-14 -&- Matthew 27:1-10

Dear Church,

In response to the Jesus Super Bowl ad, a pastor named Mark Driscoll tweeted, ‘yes, Jesus washed Judas’ feet and then he sent him to hell’ #hegetsus

Well, then.

This Lent, we are focusing on the people who encountered Jesus in the last week of his life and decided for or against him. And on Sunday, we’re considering Judas’ decision to betray Jesus (with a kiss!) for 30 pieces of sliver.  For generations, Christians have told his story and wondered…

Can someone make a choice so terrible that it utterly destroys their humanity? Can someone commit an act so heinous that it makes them beyond all hope?

Can Judas be saved?

Should he be?

What happened to Judas?

I’ll tell you this, the way we tell Judas’ story reveals a lot about our own understanding of the power and will of God.

I hope you’ll join me as we consider the one Christians have condemned for centuries and then allow Jesus to feed us at his table.


Pastor Kate

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