Fellowship: Share meal & talk. Icebreaker questions.
Read John 19:23-37
What is the context of the passage?
Jesus was unlawfully trialed and found guilty though he committed no sins.
He was mocked and beaten.
Now, in this passage, his is crucified and dies.
What does this passage reveal about God - what stands out to you?
The Father skillfully made a plan and was so committed to it, he ensured it was captured by prophets beforehand. He is the mastermind.
In the midst of lifting/carrying the enormous weight of our sins, the Son still went out of his way to take care of another person (his mother).
The Holy Spirit ensured essential details were recorded regarding Jesus’ death so we would know it really did happen.
How does this event affect us today? How should we live?
Read Isaiah 53:4-6, 10-12 for more perspective.
We are part of this story/plan just like those before us and those to come after us. Our sins contributed to the weight he bore.
We must believe and not just ‘donate’ our sins. Believe, and receive forgiveness.
We should live a life of thankfulness - humbleness.
Reflect & Pray:
Praise, Confess, Pray for one another, and make commitments to God in prayer.