IF you believe this is true, then… what does it mean about:
Pastor’s note: some of the audio isn’t very clear – much of our time was working in groups with the Bible passages listed below, to see what they had to say about Jesus’s work on the cross. You should join us sometime – the audio is always better in person!
We cannot understand the full meaning of the cross of Christ. We can only stand in silence before it, acknowledge its wonder, and submit to its power.
Stanley Grenz in Theology for the Community of God
Why didn’t he try to convince them of who he was?
“If I tell you, you won’t believe me”
If it didn’t work for Jesus to convince people he was God – what chance do I have?
Image: Conversion Process
Handout for Spiritual Examination and Confession
How do you apply these signs of the end of the age to your own life?
“Blessings on the King who comes in the name of the Lord! Psalm 118:26
Peace in heaven, and glory in highest heaven!” Luke 2:14
Some of the Pharisees said, “Teacher, rebuke your followers.”
Jesus replied, “If they kept quiet, the stones along the road would burst into cheers!”
Jesus wept not just over Lazarus’s death
Jesus loved Jerusalem and the nation of Israel.
He saw the rebellion against Rome forming in their spirits, and he knew it would result in a military retaliation that would crush them.
It Is Written
Stays to Teach
Included in all four Gospels
• Matthew 21:23-27
• Mark 11:15-18
• overturned the tables of the money changers
• John 2:13-16
• made a whip out of cords
• Ephesians 4:26 ESV “Be angry and do not sin; ”
Synoptic Gospels (Matthew, Mark & Luke)
• “My house will be a house of prayer”
• [for all nations] not in Luke quoting Isaiah 56:7
• You have made it a den of robbers
• Jeremiah 7:11
• Do you think it’s possible to “Be angry and do not sin”?
• Reflect on Luke 19:45-46. When is it justifiable to use force to rebuke sin?
“What is impossible with men is possible with God” – Luke 18:18-30
Chief Tax Collector
and he was rich
Jesus sees Zacchaeus
Salvation & Restitution
The Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost. Luke 19:10