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“The Do’s and Don’ts While Having Dinner with Jesus” John 13:18-30

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One of the saddest stories in the Bible (if not the saddest story), has to be concerning the betrayal of Jesus by Judas.  In John chapter 13:18-30, Judas had just had his feet washed by Jesus, and he was reclining at the table getting ready to eat the evening meal with Him. To all of the other disciples, Judas appeared to be just like one of them.  However, deep in Judas’ heart something terrible was happening. Listen to Pastor Bob today as he discusses this sad story, while he talks about “The Do’s and Don’ts of Having Dinner with Jesus”.

Our Bible text for Today’s Message is from John 13:18-30

Jesus Predicts His Betrayal

18 “I am not referring to all of you; I know those I have chosen. But this is to fulfill this passage of Scripture: ‘He who shared my bread has turned[a] against me.’[b]

19 “I am telling you now before it happens, so that when it does happen you will believe that I am who I am. 20 Very truly I tell you, whoever accepts anyone I send acce pts me; and whoever accepts me accepts the one who sent me.”

21 After he had said this, Jesus was troubled in spirit and testified, “Very truly I tell you, one of you is going to betray me.”

22 His disciples stared at one another, at a loss to know which of them he meant. 23 One of them, the disciple whom Jesus loved, was reclining next to him. 24 Simon Peter motioned to this disciple and said, “Ask him which one he means.”

25 Leaning back against Jesus, he asked him, “Lord, who is it?”

26 Jesus answered, “It is the one to whom I will give this piece of bread when I have dipped it in the dish.” Then, dipping the piece of bread, he gave it to Judas, the son of Simon Iscariot. 27 As soon as Judas took the bread, Satan entered into him.

So Jesus told him, “What you are about to do, do quickly.” 28 But no one at the meal understood why Jesus said this to him. 29 Since Judas had charge of the money, some thought Jesus was telling him to buy what was needed for the festival, or to give something to the poor. 30 As soon as Judas had taken the bread, he went out. And it was night.

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