LifeGroup Questions: Applying the Teaching to Our Life

  1. Talking about the suffering and death of Jesus is a heavy subject. Do you find yourself avoiding it because it is so graphic or drawn to it because it is so personal?
  2. Under point 2 Pastor Jim talked about four “kinds of suffering” Jesus endured. Of the four, which do you think was the worst?
  3. As the LifeGroup leader reads aloud John 19:1-16, try to imagine yourself in the crowd of people in John 19. Everything you’ve heard about Jesus has been positive and good, but there are Jewish leaders who you respect shouting “crucify!” What are you feeling? What do you think you would have done had you been there?
  4. Think of a time you felt really loved. It could be recently or a long time ago. When each person in the group has identified a time, go around the group and share about it.
  5. Now go around the group and share briefly about how love or lack of love when you were growing up as a kid has affected you as an adult.
  6. The phrase “Every detail of Jesus’ passion displays the depth of Jesus’ love” was repeated throughout the sermon. Which “detail” is most meaningful to you? Do you know and feel the incredible love Jesus has for you?
  7. Close your group time by praying that the love Jesus has for each of us would impact us and define us and change us.

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No Greater Love
“King of Love”
John 19:1-16

1. Out of love Jesus laid down his life.

        Jesus chose to die for you and me.

2. Out of love Jesus endured horrific suffering.

        The pain of gruesome torture

        The pain of bearing all the sin of the world

        The pain of rejection from his very own

        The pain of appalling injustice

3. Out of love Jesus became the Passover Lamb.

        Symbol of deliverance

        Sacrifice of the innocent

        Substitute for the guilty

Every detail of Jesus’ passion displays the depth of Jesus’ love.

Core CHRISTlike Characteristic: Relates with Other-Centered Love/Loving People