Jesus taught that sin loves darkness. It’s no surprise, then, that his betrayal and arrest would take place in the cover of night. But Jesus forces the darkness of sin into the light. His words, “you betray the Son of Man with a kiss” reveal the scandalous truth that Jesus was betrayed by someone in whom he has put his trust, someone he loved.
Scriptures: Exodus 3:1-8b,10-15; Numbers 16:23-40; 1 Corinthians 10:1-13; Luke 13:1-9; Psalm 38
Sermon Text: Luke 13:1-9; Luke 22:47-53
My Next Steps
A Thought to Ponder: Martin Luther described the Christian life as a “Life of Repentance.” How can your life become a “Life of Repentance?”
A Treasure to Share: “But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed.” – Isaiah 53:5
A Challenge for the Week: What sins are you still holding back from God? Bring them to God today! Don’t wait! Admit to God that you are sinful and know that God has forgiven you.