Telling the Story

Telling the Story

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March 18, 2018

 

OPEN

What is your all-time favorite movie scene and why?

 

REFLECT

What is one thing that deepened your faith in this sermon?

In this sermon, Dan preached on five different scenes in Jesus’ life in Matthew 26-27. Which scene stands out to you the most? Why?

Read Matthew 26:24-31. What verbs are used to describe Jesus’ torture? How does what Jesus went through make you feel?

How do you think you would have felt if you were in Jesus’ place in each of these scenes?

Which characters in these scenes do you most identify with? Why?

What is the significance of the crucifixion that Dan mentioned? What metaphors are used to describe the death of Jesus in the Bible?

  

APPLY

How does Jesus’ torture and crucifixion shape how you read Jesus’ call to “Deny himself and take up his cross and follow me” in Matthew 16:24?

What does it look like to live a cruciform life in regard to your home, your work, amongst your friends, with your finances, etc.?

How does knowing that God loves you enough to die for you make you feel? How does it make you feel that God wants you to be in relationship with him? How does it make you feel knowing that God wants you to join him and his kingdom?

 

PRAY

This week pray for one person you can invite to our Easter services and that you can begin share the love of Christ with.

 

NEXT STEPS

Jesus makes it clear that he is indeed coming back one day to fully make right was in wrong in this world. That is what Jesus accomplishes on the cross. We get the opportunity to partner with God in his mission.  Here are three ways to help get you started:

1. Visit our Community Finder. This new tool lists all the “connection” opportunities here at the Creek. It has everything from classes to life groups to support and recovery groups. For more information, visit the Community Finder at www.thecreek.org/community.

2. Join us at Welcome to the Creek! This is place where you can find out more information about who we are as a church. This experience occurs the 1st and 3rd weekend of every month in South Room 2 during the 11 o’clock service.