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Judas Iscariot -- The Betraying Disciple -- Part 1 (12 of 15)
TWELVE WHO SAVED THE WORLD
John 6:71 (CSV) - He was referring to Judas, Simon Iscariot's son, one of the Twelve, because he was going to betray Him
I. THE CIRCUMSTANCES OF JUDAS
A. His Name -- His full name "Judas Iscariot shows up ten times in scripture
1. His name means "Praise" Judas was named after Judah, the fourth son of Jacob, whobecame famous because from his lineage Christ came.
2. His name indicates a place. The word "Iscariot" is believed to refer to a geographical location, namely Kerioth, a town in the tribe of Judah (Josh 25:25) just South of Hebron.
B. His Numbers
1. Judas is always listed last on the lists of the twelve disciples given in scripture.
2. He is only listed on the first three lists in Matthew, Mark and Luke, and not in Acts because he was already dead by then.
3. Being listed last is only fitting, for he certainly was last in character.
C. His Notices
1. There is more said about Judas Iscariot in Scripture than any of the other disciples except Peter.
2. This is primarily because of the great amount said about Judas' betrayal of Christ.
3. The story of Judas is a solemn warning to lost church members who are lacking a true commitment to Christ.
4. It is interesting that Judas is never mentioned in scripture apart from a notation that he was the betrayer of Christ which is an awful stigma to have attached to one's name.
II. THE CRITICISM BY JUDAS
John 12:3 - Then Mary took a pound of fragrant oil—pure and expensive nard—anointed Jesus' feet, and wiped His feet with her hair. So the house was filled with the fragrance of the oil.
A. The Consecration for the Criticism
1. While Jesus and His disciples were eating supper in Bethany, Mary, the sister of Martha and Lazarus, anointed Christ with "a pound of fragrant oil ...
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