Almost right from his birth, Jesus met people and had a dramatic impact on them. Shepherds, tax collectors, fishermen, paralytics, widows, soldiers, the blind, the possessed – all came away changed in different ways. But perhaps some of the most fascinating encounters of all came at the end of his earthly life and in the most difficult of circumstances. This book highlights five men who met Jesus at, or near, the cross – perhaps for the first time.
For Pilate, Simon, the centurion, the thief and Joseph of Arimathea there were vital choices to be made – what was their decision to be? Although we might be tempted to think otherwise, there’s no avoiding an encounter with Jesus and no escaping the same question. Will the answer be, “We don’t want this man to be our King” or “Remember me, when You come into your kingdom?” (eBook, PDF)