Man chose the path of sin, death and distance from God. Adam & Eve were given a wide road to life and a narrow road to death, but they chose to eat of the tree of death. All future generations of men were born eating only of this fruit and knowing only this existence. Yet, God so loved Man that He enabled a way to pin this curse on His one perfect Son, Jesus. By choosing Jesus, you access the life he once again made possible.
Questions for Review
-What stands out to you when you read this session’s presentation?
-Please offer your thoughts on these scriptures:
Jn 1:29 [NIV]
29The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!
Jn 1:36 [NIV]
36When he saw Jesus passing by, he said, “Look, the Lamb of God!”
-What do you think is the most important thing that is restored back to you through Jesus’ death on the cross?
-Can you offer some thoughts on Jesus’ statement that He is the way, the truth and the life? (John 14:6)
Questions for Meditation and Application
-How do you evaluate your wisdom in light of the fruits from the two trees? Do you think the various kinds of wisdom you’ve received in your life are helpful? Explain.
-The Devil is the father of all liars. What misunderstanding did you have of the cross?
-What do you think Jesus did for us on the Cross? Is it just the forgiveness of our sins, or much more? Explain.
-Write down something that died in you when you came to (or grew in) Christ. Was it painful? Did you receive new life in an unexpected way?
-Ask the Lord what else needs to die in you. Do you think this process will hurt? Do you think that you will receive new and unexpected life by following God’s wisdom along this narrow path?
This post, _Part 8_, is the last in a series on The Cross. To use this as a growth tool to better understand your own calling, you might start by reading the explanation of this series and then read Pt 1, Pt 2, Pt 3, Pt 4, Pt 5, Pt 6 and Pt 7.
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