Resurrection Life in Jesus
Having an encounter with Jesus is like a sheet of polar ice coming into contact with the hull of an icebreaker ship – people respond to him in diverse and life-changing ways.
We see that in this part of John’s gospel – two people reacting to the same Jesus in vastly different ways.
Mary choses a costly and extravagant way to demonstrate her devotion to Jesus.
Judas appears to be pious but his religion is simply a cover for a heart that is far from Jesus.
The encounter leads us to three positions we can adopt in response to Jesus:
- a person who knows they need resurrection life from him
- a religious moral person who is comfortable with a religion that works for their own ends
- a follower of Jesus who wants more
Main text: John 12:1-8
Speaker: David Varney