QUESTIONS TO HELP YOU DIG DEEPER INTO THE MAIN MESSAGE: ‘The Only Man-Made Thing in Heaven’
Read our text: Luke 24:36-49.
How is “Peace be with you” a good summary of the Gospel?
Why was it so important for these folks in the room that night to understand that Jesus was “not a ghost”? What did Jesus do to convince them? Read 1 Corinthians 15:6. Why is this verse so vital to the Christian faith? What does Jesus do TODAY to convince US?
Discuss this statement, “A Christian’s job is NOT to be a judge, or a defense lawyer, but simply to BE a witness… of what God has done in them.” What does this look like practically?
Understanding that the root word for ‘witness’ is the same for ‘martyr’ (μάρτυς = martys: one who is a spectator of anything and testifies about it; one who after Jesus’ example have proved the strength and genuineness of their faith in Christ by undergoing a violent death) Pastor Michael read through a list of what church history declares happened to each of the disciples on the day of their deaths. What does this mean for Believers living in 2021?
Jesus still has the scars. Why did He keep them? Discuss which of the four reasons given is most significant to you personally:
- To establish His identity.
- To aid in His interceding. Hebrews 7:25
- To prove His authority. John 19:37 Matthew 27:25
- To show His great love for us.