He Came To Be Betrayed – John 13:18-30
Jesus knew Judas’s betrayal would happen and He let it happen, in order to save sinners by His own substitutionary death. In this sermon pastor David explains that Jesus came to be betrayed. Jesus told His disciples about His coming betrayal before took place because He knew if He hadn’t it would’ve caused doubt, but instead His prediction created confidence, it fortified faith, it built up belief in Him. Jesus’ knowledge over His own betrayal proves He is the all-knowing God.
I am not speaking of all of you; I know whom I have chosen. But the Scripture will be fulfilled, ‘He who ate My bread has lifted his heel against Me.’ 19 I am telling you this now, before it takes place, that when it does take place you may believe that I AM. 20 Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever receives the one I send receives Me, and whoever receives Me receives the one who sent Me.” 21 After saying these things, Jesus was troubled in His spirit, and testified, “Truly, truly, I say to you, one of you will betray Me.” 22 The disciples looked at one another, uncertain of whom He spoke. 23 One of His disciples, whom Jesus loved, was reclining at table at Jesus’ side, 24 so Simon Peter motioned to him to ask Jesus of whom He was speaking. 25 So that disciple, leaning back against Jesus, said to Him, “Lord, who is it?” 26 Jesus answered, “It is he to whom I will give this morsel of bread when I have dipped it.” So when He had dipped the morsel, He gave it to Judas, the son of Simon Iscariot. 27 Then after he had taken the morsel, Satan entered into him. Jesus said to him, “What you are going to do, do quickly.” 28 Now no one at the table knew why He said this to him. 29 Some thought that, because Judas had the moneybag, Jesus was telling him, “Buy what we need for the feast,” or that he should give something to the poor. 30 So, after receiving the morsel of bread, he immediately went out. And it was night.