Michael Down shares about the period after Jesus' ascension. We must remain steadfast in our faith in Jesus.
There are what appear to be contradictions in Judas' death. To resolve this: he hung himself and was left there so long his body deteriorated to the point of falling and bursting on the ground. His reward for betraying Jesus was a lonely death.
The point of selecting a replacement was to make it clear that Judas forfeited his seat in heaven for a field he died in. It is a way to enlarge the Kingdom of God.