For three years people had had opportunity to to be exposed to Jesus’ life, teaching and miracles. Now the end was near (though they didn’t know that). The battle lines were being drawn, becoming more distinct—or did some become more fuzzy? Here’s how some of them lined up, including a few surprises.
For Against Undecided
Religious leaders √
Mary of Bethany √
Joseph of Arimathea √
Jewish crowds √ √ For Him on Sunday
but against Him on Thursday
11 disciples Like deer in the headlights!
What about you? In which column would your name appear, really?
Especially when identifying with Jesus is unpopular and even dangerous?
“Everyone who acknowledges me publicly here on earth, I will also acknowledge before my Father in heaven. But everyone who denies me here on earth, I will also deny before my Father in heaven.…”–Jesus (Matthew 10:32-33)