I want you to open the Word of God to the gospel of Mark…the gospel of Mark and chapter 14. With some apology to our guests, we are near the end of this great gospel and so much has gone on in the past that you have missed, but it is all available, these days, isn’t it. GTY.org, you can download our whole study of Mark along with everything else.
But as we come to chapter 14 of Mark, we find ourselves in verse 43…verse 43. Let me read verses 43 through 52.
“Immediately while He was still speaking, Judas, one of the Twelve, came up accompanied by a crowd with swords and clubs who were from the chief priests and the scribes and the elders. Now he who was betraying Him had given them a sign, or a signal saying, ‘Whomever I kiss, He is the one. Seize Him and lead Him away under guard.’ After coming, Judas immediately went to Him saying, ‘Rabbi,’ and kissed Him. They laid hands on Him and seized Him. But one of those who stood by drew his sword and struck the slave of the High Priest and cut off his ear. And Jesus said to them, ‘Have you come out with swords and clubs to arrest Me as you would against a robber? Every day I was with you in the temple teaching and you did not seize Me. But this taken place to fulfill the Scripture.’ And they all left Him and fled. A young man was following Him, wearing nothing but a linen sheet over his naked body. And they seized him. But he pulled free of the linen sheet and escaped naked.”...