Thursday, March 25, 2010

Hello, today I am sharing with you day two. Today is about the Three Coins. The coins remind us of the 30 pieces of silver Judas received for betraying Jesus into the hands of the Jewish leaders. Verses Mathew26:14-16, 46-50, 27:1-5

Jewish leaders wanted to get rid of Jesus. He wasn't the kind of Messiah or Son of god they wanted. They were looking for God to send a warrior-like King, riding on a horse not a donkey, who would come and overthrow the Roman Empire that ruled over the Jews. but that wasn't Gods plan.
Instead Jesus came like a man, peaceful, humble and full of Gods love. He came to earth to show us this love, and that true goodness only comes from the Father in heaven. This goodness is what God causes to happen in our hearts and our lives when we follow Jesus. Only God can bring about this goodness. we can't do anything good without God.
The Pharisees would go around showing how good they thought they were. But their hearts were not good. They were judgemental, selfish and prideful. Jesus want the people to know that this is wrong
Jesus taught that its not whats on the outside that is important, but what is in our hearts. Jesus said if our heart is clean then we will be clean and pleasing on the outside.
Jesus told the pharisees they were wrong and needed to change, this made them mad.
They did not want Jesus telling them they were sinful.
They didn't want to change and live like God wanted them to.
This is what sin is, living our lives being disobedient to God.
Judas was one of Jesus disciples who followed Jesus but decided to be disobedient to God. So by doing this he was throwing his love away for Jesus.
He did this by betraying Jesus to His enemies, leading the Jewish leaders to where Jesus was so they could put him to death. All for 30 pieces of silver.

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