Posts Tagged ‘Judas’ kiss’

Luke 22:47-53 God Allowed It ALL

NOT what was expected!

Jesus and His three closest disciples are together in the Garden of Gethsemane. Jesus has just finished pouring His heart out before His Father. Peter, James and John have now been awakened for the second time by Jesus. Jesus is actually in the middle of His sentence when a new group enters the garden.

We all know who this group is and who is leading them. It is the temple guards and the Roman soldiers come to arrest Jesus, being led by none other than one of Jesus’ own disciples; Judas. Read more »

Matthew 26:47-56 The Kiss of Death

Betrayed with a kiss

Betrayed with a kiss

Jesus has just woken Peter, James and John for the last time following His prayer time with God. They are in Jesus’ favorite garden spot. One well known to all of His disciples. The one place Judas knew He would visit after the meal. As Jesus is still speaking to His three closest disciples, Judas and his group arrive. This is where we join our story today.

Peter is startled awake at Jesus’ voice. Peter didn’t intend to fall asleep, again. He just couldn’t keep his eyes open. He looks over at James and John to see them emerging from sleep too. At least he wasn’t alone in his disgraceful behavior. Jesus had asked them twice to watch and pray while He spent time in prayer alone. Peter was ashamed to be found sleeping by Jesus, again. Read more »