When I Survey the Wondrous Cross-Pastor Deric

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This week Pastor Deric concludes his series In God We Trust from John 14-19 with a sermon entitled ”When I Survey the Wondrous Cross”
John 18-19
Ice Breaker: What’s the first thing you see or think of when you look at the Cross?
1. Describe the make-up of the group that came to take Jesus into custody. What was it that united them?
2. How would you describe and categorize the behavior and response of Jesus’ disciples to His arrest and ‘trial’?
3. In chapter 18 verse 37, John quotes Jesus who says, “Everyone who is of the truth listens to my voice”. Does this statement fit with our modern world’s understanding of truth?
4. How do we show we are committed to the truth?
5. Discuss the power of God over secular authorities on the basis on chapter 19 verse 11.
6. Why would John refer to the fulfilling of Scripture in chapter 19 verses 24, 28, 36 and 37?
7. What can we learn about courage to stand up for Jesus from the experience of Nicodemus and Joseph of Arimathea?
“Today you can celebrate, that although your heart is fickle, easily distracted and tempted, Jesus, your Savior, is faithful.”- Paul David Tripp