1. The Similarities…all ten bridesmaids:
- Were invited to the wedding
- Responded positively and accepted the invitation
- Had respect, admiration, or love for the bridegroom
- Believed the bridegroom would come
- Took their lamps and went to meet him
- Became drowsy and fell asleep1. The place: Bethany to Jerusalem. (Less than 2 miles apart.) Bethany was Jesus’ Judean home and He often stayed at the home of Mary, Martha, and Lazarus. Jerusalem has been considered the geographic center of the earth. and Lazarus. Jerusalem has been considered the geographic center of the earth.