Three Sermons on Judas
Dr. Ray PritchardDr. Ray Pritchard is the president of Keep Believing Ministries, in Internet-based ministry serving Christians in 225 countries. He is the author of 29 books, including Stealth Attack, Fire and Rain, Credo, The ABCs of Christmas, The Healing Power of Forgiveness, An Anchor for the Soul and Why Did This Happen to Me? Ray and Marlene, his wife of 43 years, have three sons-Josh, Mark and Nick, three daughters-in-law--Leah, Vanessa, and Sarah, and seven grandchildren. His hobbies include biking, surfing the Internet, and anything related to the Civil War.
- 2007 Mar 22
First it was the “Da Vinci Code,” then it was the “Gospel of Judas,” and now it is the “Lost Tomb of Jesus.” We seem to live in a time when skeptics and doubters and outright opponents of the Christian faith are making front-page news. There are many ways of responding to the current wave of attacks, but above all else, the church must reaffirm its faith in the factual truth of the events surrounding the death and resurrection of Jesus.
The story of Judas in particular remains a mystery. Two thousand years have passed and we still debate his tragic story. Why did he betray the Son of God for thirty pieces of silver? What were his motives? How does his betrayal fit into God’s plan to bring salvation to the world? When all is said and done, he remains a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma. He betrayed the Son of God for reasons that remain obscure. Here are three sermons on Judas that examine the biblical evidence: