QUESTIONS TO HELP YOU DIG DEEPER INTO THE MAIN MESSAGE: ‘The Crowd at the Cross’
What are some ways a suicide can affect a small community like ours? What should we, as Christians, say to those we meet who are grieving and asking hard questions after suffering a loss?
Read Luke 23:32-49. Briefly describe each of the following groups of people and what verses in our text you find them in. Which group would you consider you’d fit in currently?
- The CRITICALLY RELIGIOUS
- The CRITICALLY SECULAR
- THE CARELESS
- THE CURIOUS
- THE CONFUSED
- The COURAGEOUSLY CONTRITE
Read Revelation 3:15-16. Describe the characteristics of a “Lukewarm” Christian. How exactly does someone become ‘close to the cross, but far from the Christ’?
Read Matthew 25:31-34. On what basis does Jesus say people are divided into sheep and goats? Their beliefs? Their actions? Their character? Their treatment of others? “eany-meany-miny-moe”?
Jesus answered the contrite criminal’s request, even when the guy could offer Jesus NOTHING in return. Why would Jesus do such a thing?