Bible Stories for Adults
God's Plan for Jesus to Die
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This is love: not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. 1 John 4:10
He Could Have Called Ten Thousand Angels (John 12:27)
Were the sufferings and death Jesus experienced on Good Friday a surprise?
Did knowing what would happen make it any easier for Jesus to go through with it?
Did being God make it any easier for Jesus to go through with it?
Was Jesus tempted with any opportunities to back out?
Since He could have easily called 10,000 angels to set Him free, why didn't He?
Didn't Jesus come to show us God and be worshipped? Why was death His purpose?
How could His death buy (ransom) the lives of many?
Why did He have to become human to pay the price for the Father's children?
The Wages of Sin (Romans 6:23)
Atonement - "At One Ment"
What standard do we have to achieve to be at one with God?
What is our option if we cannot quite meet that standard?
What percentage of humans can we expect to fall into each category?
Romans 3:10-12, 23
Can't we at least get close to God by trying to obey His Laws and being as good as we can?
Is there any way we can get out from under this curse?
How could Jesus take our curse just by dying on a cross?
2 Corinthians 5:21
In summary, how are we made at one with God and righteous before Him?
Jewish Atonement (Leviticus 4)
What about the Jews? Were they able to be at one with God because He had chosen them?
Before Jesus, how were the Jews able to become at one with God?
How would the sin offering be used to make atonement?
Leviticus 4:27-28, 32-35
Was there any other way to be cleansed of sin besides the shedding of innocent blood?
Why is the shedding of blood so important to become at one with God?
What about sins that are committed without knowing? Do they need to be atoned for?
With so many people & so many sins, how could Israel hope to be at one with God as a nation?
Jesus' Great Atonement (Hebrews 9-10)
What happened on Yom Kippur, the annual Day of Atonement?
Did this sacrifice cleanse the worshippers once and for all?
How did Jesus change this annual sacrifice?
What is the Most Holy Place that Jesus entered by His blood?
Why did God have a Most Holy Place in the temple for the High Priest to mediate for the people?
What is this way into the Most Holy Place of heaven under the new covenant?
How was this way into the Most Holy Place revealed when Jesus died?
'Cause God Said So (1 Corinthians 15:3-4)
Was Jesus making atonement once and for all a new concept or part of God's original plan?
Where does God first reveal His plan to save His children from the power of sin and the devil?
How do we remind ourselves in our creeds that God planned atonement through Jesus?
1 Corinthians 15:3-4
Events of Holy Week Promised
Where do we first see that Jesus' last week occurred according to the Scriptures?
Where do we see the fulfillment of this prophesy?
What simple prophesy was also fulfilled by the praiseful welcome He received?
Was the fact that He would be rejected by some foretold by the prophets?
Betrayed by Judas
Was His rejection and betrayal by a close friend a surprise?
How would a close friend dare to betray the Messiah?
What was this prophesy pointing to?
What about the second part of throwing the money into the temple to the potter?
What other prophesies were fulfilled by this story?
What had David written about how Jesus would be tried?
What does Isaiah's Great Servant Song about Jesus' Passion say about His trials?
How did Jesus fulfill this prophesy?
Matthew 26:62-63a; 27:12-14
How was Jesus treated by His accusers?
Matthew 26:67-68; 27:26-30
How was this prophesied?
How does Isaiah refer to the flogging that Jesus received?
How does Peter later described the reason for the abuse Jesus received?
1 Peter 2:21-24
The Jewish form of execution for blasphemy & other major crimes was stoning (Lev 24:13-16)
Since Jesus was charged with blasphemy (Matt 26:65-66), why was He crucified?
John 18:31; 19:16
How did David's great song of Jesus' Passion foretell this strange execution?
What other unique prophesy did David add?
Did the prophets tell that He would be executed with common criminals?
Jesus On the Cross
What did David say about the way the Messiah would be treated during His execution?
Psalm 22:7-8 (Matt 27:39-44)
How did David foretell the drugged wine vinegar Jesus was offered on a sponge?
Psalm 69:21 (Matt 27:34)
Jesus had died before the soldiers came around and broke legs. How was this foretold?
Psalm 34:20 (Exodus 12:46)
Jesus' Death and Resurrection
What had Isaiah said about the Messiah's grave?
Isaiah 53:9 (Matt 27:57-60)
What is one of many prophesies that the Messiah would be raised from the dead?
What did David say would happen to the Messiah after He rose?
Psalm 68:18 (Psalm 110:1)
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