Sunday, December 17, 2017
Hebrews 9:26, 1 Peter 3:18a
Take Away / Application
Three crucial truths about Jesus’ death.
Don’t be afraid to add to this list, skip questions that don’t work for your group or branch off with additional questions as discussion unfolds. Conversation is key! This is the time to work through the application of scripture and have students figure things out together.
- Read Romans 3:23. As a group, define “sin”.
- Read Genesis 2:17 and Genesis 3. Why does every person born share in Adam’s sin? Why is it difficult for some people to see themselves as a sinner?
- If death is God’s righteous and inescapable punishment of human sin, is there any way someone can be good enough to get to heaven or be right with God? Why do people, pre-salvation, put so much emphasis on being good to be right with God?
- We like to think of God as love, however, we don’t like to think of God’s wrath. Discuss.
- Read Romans 6:23. The payment for sin is death, a payment paid by Jesus through His death. From the three crucial truths about Jesus’ death, sacrificial, substitutionary and sufficient, which of those three impacts you the most?
- God’s wrath, like a magnifying glass, was focused on Jesus at the crucifixion. That wrath should have been focused on us. Does this reality impact how you live, worship and follow Jesus? Or, has Jesus’ sacrifice become mundane in your life?
- In today’s message, Pastor Harrell asked, “Am I squandering the purpose for which I’m alive or am I maximizing the purpose for which Jesus has given me breath today?” Discuss.
- Pastor Harrell shared that the bottom line is this, that “Jesus Christ took on the cross for me, what I will take for all eternity if I don’t take Jesus Christ.” Have you put your faith in Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins and the gift of eternal life?