Judas

Judas, the betrayer, knew this place, because Jesus had often gone there with his disciples. The leading priests and Pharisees had given Judas a contingent of Roman soldiers and Temple guards to accompany him. Now with blazing torches, lanterns, and weapons, they arrived at the olive grove. (John 18:2-3) Read: Acts 12:6 – 14:20 Relate: I was looking…

Secret Christians

Many people did believe in him, however, including some of the Jewish leaders. But they wouldn’t admit it for fear that the Pharisees would expel them from the synagogue. For they loved human praise more than the praise of God. (John 12:42-43) Read: 2 Kings 25:27-30, Jeremiah 52:31-34, Ezekiel 29:17 – 30:19, Ezekiel 47:1 – 48:35…