Judas Of James And Simon The Zealot (10 of 15) by Stan Coffey

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Judas Of James And Simon The Zealot (10 of 15)
TWELVE WHO SAVED THE WORLD
Stan Coffey

I. THE CIRCUMSTANCES OF JUDAS
A. His Names
1. He is designated by three names: Judas, Thaddaeus, and Lebbaeus.

2. He is called Thaddaeus in Matthew 10:3 and Mark 3:18

3. He is called Labbaeus in Matthew 10:3
4. In Luke 6:16 and Acts 1:13, he is called Judas, the brother of James.

5. In John 14:22, he is designated as "Judas -- not Iscariot" to distinguish him from the notorious Judas Iscariot who betrayed the Lord.

6. It needs to be noted that the designation, "Judas the brother of James" is also translated "Judas the son of James."

7. There is in the Bible a man named Judas who was the brother of James who is also the writer of the book of Jude.

8. The brother of Christ (James, Joseph, Judas and Simon) are distinguished in the book of Acts.

Acts 1:14 (CSV) - All these were continually united in prayer, along with the women, including Mary the mother of Jesus, and His brothers.

9. It seems that the James connected with this obscure disciple called Judas is the father of Judas, not the brother.

B. His Numbers
1. This Judas is always listed in the third of the three groups in the listing of the twelve disciples.

2. Judas is listed tenth on the list in Matthew and Mark and Eleventh on the list in Luke and Acts.

II. THE COMMENTS OF JUDAS
A. The Place of the Comment
1. Of the three most obscure disciples (James of Alphaeus, Simon Zelotes, and Judas of James), only Judas has any of his personal comments recorded.

2. This comment was made in the upper room the night before the crucifixion of our Lord.

3. It expressed his thought process about some of Christ's most important teachings.

4. The comment is a credit to Judas in that it showed that he was listening carefully to what Jesus was teaching.

B. The Perplexit ...


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