As the disciples waited and prayed for the promised Holy Spirit, Peter realizes from Scripture that a replacement for Judas must be appointed.

We see from this passage that Scripture will always be fulfilled - not only in the positive and comforting passages that speak of the blessings of the Lord, but also in those threatenings concerning the Lord’s enemies.

We examine this account and apply it to our situation - particularly encouraging those who are lost to turn from their sin to Christ. We also resolve some of the apparent difficulties in comparing this account with those in the Gospels, and take time to see how Judas’ actions could be prophesied in Scripture yet he himself still act freely and be to blame in his betrayal of Christ.

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Shaun Bryant

Shaun has been Pastor at Grace Church in Modesto since late 1993. His journey to the fellowship took him through churches of various persuasions, during which time he became convinced of a call to the ministry and also of a Reformed view of the Scriptures. Shaun completed his studies for the ministry at Westminster Seminary in California. He is married with 3 children.

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