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Episode Type: Special Edition
Welcome to a special edition of the Share Life podcast. In this episode, we're discussing Jesus' betrayal by Judas and arrest in the garden of Gethsemane. This discussion is part 2 of my book project discovery process for From The Garden to the Cross: How Jesus' Harrowing Mission Shows Us The Way Forward. Click here to check out part 1 about Jesus' prayer in the garden.
Before we jump into the specific discussion about the particular passage of Judas' betrayal in the garden of Gethsemane, we first explore how this project intersects with the state of the church today. When we look around at the church as a whole, there's a gap between who we are now and the version of us Jesus desires to transform us into. Daily, we're bombarded with stories of how Jesus' followers are betraying him in how we conduct their lives and interact with others. Why are we often elevating power about service? Why isn't the transformative power of Jesus changing us for the better? What false teachings have we wrongly bought into? What's going on?
From there, we jump into some context building towards the moment of betrayal in the garden and before reading my harmonization of the story from the different biographical accounts of Jesus' life (using quotes from the New Living Translation of the Bible). After the reading, we explore what this story has to teach us about Jesus, humanity, and ourselves.
This particular moment of betrayal begins right after Jesus' agonizing prayer.
Fellow Conversation Participants
In this discussion, I'm joined by Allison Miller, Benji Hollis, and Thomas Horrocks.
- Allison Miller is an author who is pointing women towards Jesus while also mentoring them on how to practically flourish in their life, relationships, and their dreams. Visit her website here.
- Thomas Horrocks is a pastor, writer, tweeter extraordinaire, and podcaster exploring what Jesus' teachings really mean and how they apply to our lives today. Visit his website here, and follow him on Twitter here.
- Benji Hollis is the vice president of sales for the annual Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl and also involved in a multi-million-dollar Legacy fund, inspired by his daughter's devastating battle with acute myeloid leukemia that brought him to Jesus, to raise money for the development of the disease's cure. Connect with Benji on Linkedin here. You can also check out my discussion with Benji about Andy Stanley's book, Louder Than Words here.
For the video version and story harmonization, visit the following URL: https://www.jasonscottmontoya.com/personal/faith/564-betrayal-arrest-judas--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/sharelife/support