1 Timothy 2:6 – who gave himself as a ransom for all people. This has now been witnessed to at the proper time. In this study we will examine the term ‘ransom’ and how the gospel of Christ has been testified.
2 Corinthians 5:15 – And he died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised again. In this study, we will look at the death and the resurrection of Jesus and the reasons behind them.
Mark 15:34 – And at three in the afternoon Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?” (which means “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”). In this study, we will focus on the word forsaken and ponder upon the sufferings of Christ as he uttered that prayer.
John 18:38 – Pilate said to him, “What is truth?” After he had said this, he went back outside to the Jews and told them, “I find no guilt in him. In this study, we will examine the circumstances of Pilate and study his character and conclude that we are no more righteous than he was.
Hebrews 12:2 – Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. In this study we will reflect on who Jesus was – in our preparation and meditation for Good Friday.
John 13:1 – It was just before the Passover Festival. Jesus knew that the hour had come for him to leave this world and go to the Father. Having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end. In this study we will reflect on the timescale that the Christian love runs on – eternity.
Luke 9:57 – As they were walking along the road, a man said to him, “I will follow you wherever you go.” In this study, we will examine how plain passion without understanding the cost of God’s mission is not appreciated.
Luke 23:21 – But they kept shouting, “Crucify him! Crucify him!” In this study we will analyse the mentality of the crowd who shouted for the crucifixion of Jesus despite Pilate’s reluctance and translate it to modern times.
Isaiah 53:5 – But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed. It was a prophecy that comforted the people in a time of immense suffering, but today, after the prophecy is fulfilled, we can still look back on this verse and marvel at the Messiah.
Father, into your hands I commit my spirit. Luke 23:46 is the seventh and the last saying of Jesus on the cross. With his last breath, Jesus said this and died. How does this verse apply to us 2000 years later?