Summary: Loving This World - 1. It withdraws the heart from God 2. It chokes the seed of God’s Word in the heart 3. It destroys the soul
Judas & the Passion Week - Wednesday
Some events in the Passion Week
Sunday - Demonstration
- Tri. Entry
Monday - Authority
- Fig tree , Temple Cleansing
Tuesday – Conflict
Widow’s mite, End times message, Mary Anointing
Wednesday – Silence
Judas Arranges Betrayal
Last supper, Farewell Talk
Gethsemane, Betrayed, Trial, Crucifixion
Saturday – Absence
Women Watch the Tomb
Sunday – Resurrection
Women See. Emmaus Road, Jesus Appears
Holy Wednesday (also called Spy Wed.)
Matthew 26:13–17 (AV)
13 Verily I say unto you, Wheresoever this gospel shall be preached in the whole world, there shall also this, that this woman hath done, be told for a memorial of her.
14 Then one of the twelve, called Judas Iscariot, went unto the chief priests,
15 And said unto them, What will ye give me, and I will deliver him unto you? And they covenanted with him for thirty pieces of silver.
16 And from that time he sought opportunity to betray him.
17 Now the first day of the feast of unleavened bread the disciples came to Jesus, saying unto him, Where wilt thou that we prepare for thee to eat the passover?
Mark 14:9–12 (AV)
9 Verily I say unto you, Wheresoever this gospel shall be preached throughout the whole world, this also that she hath done shall be spoken of for a memorial of her.
10 And Judas Iscariot, one of the twelve, went unto the chief priests, to betray him unto them.
11 And when they heard it, they were glad, and promised to give him money. And he sought how he might conveniently betray him.
12 And the first day of unleavened bread, when they killed the passover, his disciples said unto him, Where wilt thou that we go and prepare that thou mayest eat the passover?
Luke 22:1–8 (AV)
1 Now the feast of unleavened bread drew nigh, which is called the Passover.
2 And the chief priests and scribes sought how they might kill him; for they feared the people.
3 Then entered Satan into Judas surnamed Iscariot, being of the number of the twelve.
4 And he went his way, and communed with the chief priests and captains, how he might betray him unto them.
5 And they were glad, and covenanted to give him money.
6 And he promised, and sought opportunity to betray him unto them in the absence of the multitude.
7 Then came the day of unleavened bread, when the passover must be killed.
8 And he sent Peter and John, saying, Go and prepare us the passover, that we may eat.
Judas Loving This World
John 12:6 (AV)
6 This he said, not that he cared for the poor; but because he was a thief, and had the bag, and bare what was put therein.
1. It withdraws the heart from God
2. It chokes the seed of God’s Word in the heart
3. It destroys the soul
Mark 8:36 (AV)
36 For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?
How Did This Happen?
Progressive wickedness: — Men do not become great villains at once. Souls are not like meteoric bodies, that are blazing amongst he stars atone moment, and the next in some dark pit on earth, rapped in a noxious and sulphurous smoke.
They are rather like trees, they fall by degrees. See that great monarch of the forest! For years disease has been in its roots, and a long succession of foul insects have been gnawing at its vitals. Slowly and silently the decline goes on.
At first the outward symptoms are scarcely visible. A few withered leaves on one of its branches on a certain spring are first noticed by the old woodman.
The next spring, and not only withered leaves are seen, but perhaps a leafless branch or: two. Thus through many a long year the deterioration proceeds, until at last it is rotten to the core, and only awaits some slight breeze blowing in the right
direction to strike it down.
One morning a gentle gust of air sweeps through the wood, the tree falls with a crash that shakes its neighbours, vibrates through the forest, and appals the district with its boom.