Very different beliefs about Jesus 

New Testament: Matt 21.46

To read the Bible in a year, read Matthew 21.23–46 on February 1, In the year of our Lord Christ 2023

By Don Ruhl 

Jesus had said and done enough that everyone in Israel had formed their beliefs about him. The leaders thought that he was a false teacher, but the crowds saw him as a prophet: 

But when they sought to lay hands on Him, they feared the multitudes, because they took Him for a prophet.

– Matthew 21.46 

Believing that Jesus was a false prophet, the leaders wanted to kill him, lest he lead the people astray, but the people had also heard him and saw what he did, and they could only conclude that he was a prophet. 

However, the leaders did not arrest him in the open, lest they upset the people and those people turn on their leaders. 


  • What do you believe about Jesus? 
  • What is your belief leading you to do in regard to Jesus? 

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Don preaches with the Savage Street Church of Christ in Grants Pass, Oregon. 

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