Summary: 1 of ? Judas missed the entirety of that which took place from the time of his leaving the Lord’s supper(13:30) until he arrived in the Garden of Gethsemane, with those who would arrest Jesus! Judas Missed...
WHAT JUDAS MISSED-I—John 13:18--17:26
OR--‘WHILE YOU WERE OUT’
*THIS IS A BARE-BONES SERMON OUTLINE THAT WAS FLESHED OUT IN THE PULPIT*
Shortly after Jesus Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem as Her promised Messianic King...
& During the Passover supper, Jesus’ provided an example of Christian humility for His disciples(including Judas Iscariot) by washing their feet as would a servant...
*Judas missed the entirety of Jesus’ teaching which took place from the time of his prematurely leaving the Lord’s supper(13:30) until he arrived in the Garden of Gethsemane, with the detachment of soldiers, chief priests & Pharisees to arrest Jesus!(18:3; Mat. 27:27)—[Roman cohort(speira—the tenth part of a legion=600 soldiers)]
*Every time you are ‘too busy’ to take part in a gathering of the Church of God, you miss out on something vital & life-changing!
*Every time you think God cannot use you to do what He has plainly shown you, you miss out on something vital & life-changing!
*Every time you ‘avoid’ God’s plain direction for you, you miss out on something vital & life-changing!
*Every time you discourage another person, (whether it be your spouse, your friend, your brother or sister in Christ, etc.), you miss out on something vital & life-changing!
*Every time you do not fulfill an appointment by God, you miss out on something vital & life-changing!
Judas missed...His UNCLEANNESS
Judas missed...That PERSONAL GREATNESS Is INEXTRICABLY BOUND To The MASTER
Judas missed...His BLESSING
13:18— "I do not speak concerning all of you. I know whom I have chosen; but that the Scripture may be fulfilled, ‘He who eats bread with Me has lifted up his heel against Me.’"
Judas missed...The PRIVILEGE Of BEING CHOSEN(13:18a)
Judas missed...EVIDENCE Of MESSIANIC FULFILLMENT(13:18b)
Judas missed...His ANCIENT WARNING
Cf.-Ps. 41:9—“Even my own familiar friend in whom I trusted, Who ate my bread, Has lifted up his heel against me.”
13:19—"Now I tell you before it comes, that when it does come to pass, you may believe that I am He."
Judas missed...A MEMORABLE MISSION
13:20 Most assuredly, I say to you, he who receives whomever I send receives Me; & he who receives Me receives Him who sent Me.”
Judas missed...His REPRESENTATIVE CALLING
Judas missed...The TRUE GOD
13:21—"When Jesus had said these things, He was troubled in spirit, & testified & said, “Most assuredly, I say to you, one of you will betray Me.”"
Judas missed...The WARNING Of BEING A HINDERANCE TO GOD
Mat. 13:24-30—“Another parable He put forth to them, saying: “The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field; but while men slept, his enemy came & sowed tares among the wheat & went his way. But when the grain had sprouted & produced a crop, then the tares also appeared. So the servants of the owner came & said to him, ‘Sir, did you not sow good seed in your field? How then does it have tares?’ “He said to them, ‘An enemy has done this.’ The servants said to him, ‘Do you want us then to go & gather them up?’ “But he said, ‘No, lest while you gather up the tares you also uproot the wheat with them. Let both grow together until the harvest, & at the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, “First gather together the tares & bind them in bundles to burn them, but gather the wheat into my barn.”’”