Lesson Learned:  Judas Iscariot turned Jesus into the authorities.
Materials Needed: box, construction paper, scissors, tape, crayons
Bible Verse :
Matthew 26:14-16
 14 Then one of the Twelve—the one called Judas Iscariot—went to the chief priests 15 and asked, “What are you willing to give me if I deliver him over to you?” So they counted out for him thirty pieces of silver. 16 From then on Judas watched for an opportunity to hand him over.
Talking Points:  We’ve been learning about Jesus and how He went to Jerusalem to teach about God.  There were some men in charge that did not believe Jesus when He said He was the Son of God and wanted to have Him arrested.  One of Jesus friends, Judas Iscariot, went to these men and said that he would tell them where Jesus was if they would give him 30 pieces of silver.  Judas was greedy and unfaithful and he lied to Jesus about loving Him.  God does not like it when we act like Judas.
Questions:  Was Judas a good friend? Why or why not?  Would you want someone like Judas to be your friend?  Who are some of your friends?
Take an empty box and cover it with construction paper, leaving the top open.  Cut out several round circles out of another piece of paper, explaining to the child that these are like the coins Judas received.  (My child wanted to color the coins).  Let the child decorate the box and then let them put the coins into the box.  You can practice counting the coins as you put them in.
Prayer:  Dear Lord, we believe in Your word and want to be faithful and true to it. Help us to be good friends that can always be trusted. In Your Name we pray, Amen!

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