Leland Maples runs the LOOP's Ministries (Loved Ones Of Prisoners) and leads a Thursday night bible study held in the Rec Room at Life Change Baptist Church in Odessa Texas. The Rec Room message on Thursday, January 24, 2013 was entitled "Where Did Judas Go Wrong?" and was given by Leland. Special music was by Charles Reynolds.
The message looked at Judas and was centered around Matthew 27:1-5 KJV.
- Judas was called by Jesus Christ personally
- Judas had every opportunity to be saved
- Judas never trusted Christ as savior
Matthew 27:1-5 KJV
1 When the morning was come, all the chief priests and elders of the people took counsel against Jesus to put him to death: 2 And when they had bound him, they led him away, and delivered him to Pontius Pilate the governor. 3 Then Judas, which had betrayed him, when he saw that he was condemned, repented himself, and brought again the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders, 4 Saying, I have sinned in that I have betrayed the innocent blood. And they said, What is that to us? see thou to that. 5 And he cast down the pieces of silver in the temple, and departed, and went and hanged himself.