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The Kiss

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Main Idea: God used betrayal to demonstrate His character and control.

Motivating Idea: Jesus never lost sight of God’s plan.

Key Question: Have you ever lost sight of God’s plan?

1. Judas acted with betrayal. (v. 47-48)

Luke 22:47–48 NKJV
And while He was still speaking, behold, a multitude; and he who was called Judas, one of the twelve, went before them and drew near to Jesus to kiss Him. But Jesus said to him, “Judas, are you betraying the Son of Man with a kiss?”
John 17:12 NKJV
While I was with them in the world, I kept them in Your name. Those whom You gave Me I have kept; and none of them is lost except the son of perdition, that the Scripture might be fulfilled.
2 Timothy 3:5 NKJV
having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away!
1 Timothy 3:5 NKJV
(for if a man does not know how to rule his own house, how will he take care of the church of God?);
1 John 2:19 NKJV
They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would have continued with us; but they went out that they might be made manifest, that none of them were of us.

2. The disciples acted with panic. (v. 49-50)

remember they slept instead of prayed.
Luke 22:49–50 NKJV
When those around Him saw what was going to happen, they said to Him, “Lord, shall we strike with the sword?” And one of them struck the servant of the high priest and cut off his right ear.
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Romans 12:19 NKJV
Beloved, do not avenge yourselves, but rather give place to wrath; for it is written, “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,” says the Lord.
2 Corinthians 10:4 NKJV
For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds,

3. Jesus acted with love and control. (v. 51-53)

Luke 22:51–53 NKJV
But Jesus answered and said, “Permit even this.” And He touched his ear and healed him. Then Jesus said to the chief priests, captains of the temple, and the elders who had come to Him, “Have you come out, as against a robber, with swords and clubs? When I was with you daily in the temple, you did not try to seize Me. But this is your hour, and the power of darkness.”
John 17:12 NKJV
While I was with them in the world, I kept them in Your name. Those whom You gave Me I have kept; and none of them is lost except the son of perdition, that the Scripture might be fulfilled.
Job 20:5 NKJV
That the triumphing of the wicked is short, And the joy of the hypocrite is but for a moment?
John 17:12 NKJV
While I was with them in the world, I kept them in Your name. Those whom You gave Me I have kept; and none of them is lost except the son of perdition, that the Scripture might be fulfilled.
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