Tuesday: Silver Pieces

Tuesday: Silver Pieces

John 13:21-30

Jesus Foretells His Betrayal

21After saying this Jesus was troubled in spirit, and declared, “Very truly, I tell you, one of you will betray me.” 22The disciples looked at one another, uncertain of whom he was speaking. 23One of his disciples—the one whom Jesus loved—was reclining next to him; 24Simon Peter therefore motioned to him to ask Jesus of whom he was speaking. 25So while reclining next to Jesus, he asked him, “Lord, who is it?” 26Jesus answered, “It is the one to whom I give this piece of bread when I have dipped it in the dish.”[a] So when he had dipped the piece of bread, he gave it to Judas son of Simon Iscariot.[b] 27After he received the piece of bread,[c] Satan entered into him. Jesus said to him, “Do quickly what you are going to do.” 28Now no one at the table knew why he said this to him. 29Some thought that, because Judas had the common purse, Jesus was telling him, “Buy what we need for the festival”; or, that he should give something to the poor. 30So, after receiving the piece of bread, he immediately went out. And it was night.

Judas, who was a friend of Jesus, agreed to betray Jesus for money, 30 silver pieces was the price it took. This betrayal set in motion the actions to have Jesus arrested and eventually crucified.

Activity: Silver pieces

Resources: tin foil, 30 yellow discs

Use the tin foil to cover the yellow discs to make 30 silver coins. Discuss with your family what you would do for $30 or even $300? Would you betray your closest friends?