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Sermon Notes

This week Pastor Deric concludes our series Remembering the Cross with a sermon entitled “Golgotha”

Matthew 27:24-66

Ice Breaker: If you could have a worldwide reputation for something, in what area would you like that to be? Why?

1. Why was Jesus offered wine mixed with gall before the crucifixion, and why did he refuse it? (vv.33-34)
2. Find five prophecies from Psalm 22 that are fulfilled in Matthew 27:24-66.
3. What was the significance of the veil in the temple being ripped in two? (v.51)
4. Why did Pilate bother to comply with the Pharisees request to place a guard at the tomb? (vv.62-66)
5. In verse 32 Simon of Cyrene was forced to carry Jesus’ cross to Golgotha. What would you have been thinking if you were the one to carry the cross of the Christ?
6. What do you think Golgotha (“Place of a Skull”) looked like? What would it have been like to stand in that place?
7. Read Galatians 1:4, Ephesians 5:25 and John 10:17-18. Seeing that Jesus delivered himself up for our salvation, in what ways can you also offer up your life for him?
8. What did you find helpful or challenging about the message?

“If we want proof of God’s love for us, then we must look first at the Cross where God offered up His Son as a sacrifice for our sins. Calvary is the one objective, absolute, irrefutable proof of God’s love for us.” – Jerry Bridges