Judas betrays Jesus

Hi all! This week we are learning the stories about Easter.

Today’s story can be found in Matthew 26, Mark 14 and Luke 22.

This is kind of a sad story.

Remember it was the Passover, (the biggest holiday of the year where the people remember how God brought them away from Egypt and the bad Pharaoh a long time ago.) Jesus had come into town and most of the people were SO excited to see Him!

But the leaders (the chief priests and the teachers of the law) were looking for some way to get rid of Jesus, because they didn’t like how much the people liked Jesus.

Then Satan came to Judas, one of the Jesus’ twelve main disciples (His helpers and followers). Judas went to the leaders and talked with them about how he could get Jesus for them. They were so happy and and agreed to give him LOTS of money if he would show them where Jesus was. So he watched for a chance to hand Jesus over to them when there wouldn’t be a lot of people around.

Isn’t it sad that one of Jesus’ best friends and helpers would choose money and not his friend? Remember our Bible story from a couple weeks ago where Jesus taught that you can’t love money AND God…you have to pick which one is more important. It’s kind of sad to think of one of Jesus’ best helpers choosing something over Him, BUT….sometimes we do that too! Sometimes we choose to love our toys, our money, ourSELVES more than we love God. We all make those bad choices sometimes…and those bad choices against God are called sin. And that’s just the reason Jesus came to earth. He would take those sins away from us so we can be close to God again. He did it even for Judas, and even for you and me.

 

For our craft today we took a black piece of paper and a white piece of paper and cut them in half. We drew a sad Jesus on the white paper using a gold marker and an angry-looking Judas with his bag of money on the black paper using a silver marker.

Our text reads: Jesus agrees to betray Jesus. Luke 22

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Thanks for joining us today. Love to you all!

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