The Traitor by Dr. Ed Young

(Transcribed from Actual tape) October 6, 1985 AM

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THE TRAITOR
John 12:1-8

Contrary to your bulletin, this morning we'll be looking at Judas, and
not the apostle that's listed in the scripture. Next Sunday morning,
we'll look at the apostle, Paul, and next Sunday evening, we'll consider
the apostle that we were to deal with today. So if you'll open your
Bibles instead of the scripture that's listed to the Gospel of John,
Chapter number 12, beginning with verse 1 and reading through verse 8.
John 12, 1 through 8:
Jesus, therefore, six days before the Passover, came to
Bethany where Lazarus was whom Jesus had raised from the
dead.
So they made Him a supper there; and Martha was serv-
ing, but Lazarus was one of those reclining at the table
with Him.
Mary, therefore, took a pound of very costly perfume of
pure nard and anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped His feet
with her hair, and the house was filled with the fragrance
of the perfume.
But Judas Iscariot, one His disciples, who was intend-
ing to betray Him, said,
"Why was this perfume not sold for three hundred
denarii and given to poor people?"
- 2 -

Now he said this, not because he was concerned about
the poor, but because he was a thief; and as he had the
money box, he used to pilfer what was put into it.
Jesus therefore said, "Let her alone; in order that she
may keep it for the day of My burial.
"For the poor you always have with you, but you do not
always have Me."
Let's pray together. Father, ...


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