The Man Who Kissed the Door to Heaven and Then Went to Hell
I want you to take God's word and I want you to turn with me please this morning to John chapter 6 and we're going to look in verses 70 and 71. I suppose almost as beautiful as the music we've heard from the choirs and the soloists is the turning of those pages as you're finding God's word. You'll always get so much more from any message
If you keep your Bible open there in your hand. John chapter 6 verse 70. ''Jesus answered them, Have I not chosen you twelve and one of you is a devil? He spake of Judas Iscariot, the son of Simon, for he it was that should betray him being one of the twelve.''
Many years ago a woman gave birth to a bouncing baby boy and if she was a normal mother, and I believe she was, she cuddled that child in her arms, she nestled that baby boy next to her cheek, she spoke baby talk to him, she caressed him and cared for him, nursed him and loved him, he was precious to her. She selected a name for him, she called him Judas. That was the name of that little baby, but you know, today mothers don't name their little boys Judas, they name them Peter and James and Paul and Matthew and Timothy and Zechariah and Amos but I've never heard of a little boy named Judas. I've heard of a dog named Judas and a goat named Judas but never a little boy named Judas.
Why? It was Judas who betrayed the Lord Jesus and you remember that night, dark was that night. Jesus was in the garden of Gethsemane, he was praying before his crucifixion. It was that great moment of ultimate surrender to the cross and the humiliation of the cross. He was in such agony, the Bible tells us that the minute capillaries in his skin ruptured and his sweat became drops of blood. He's in agony. It's quiet in the garden, the city is asleep, the disciples are sleeping. There's little noise except perhaps the whisper of the wind in the olive trees, the chirping of the crickets.
But suddenly ...
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