A Portrait of Salvation Luke 23:34-43 I) We see the Fulfillment of
_______________II) We Understand the Irony of the
B) One of the _______________
C) The ______________
D) The ____________________III) We Learn a Theology of
A) We are reminded of the reality of _________________
B) We are reminded of the reality of our ___________________
C) We are reminded of the reality of Christ’s
D) We are reminded that Jesus is our _____________
E) We are reminded that Jesus is ______________
F) We are reminded that we are with God __________________
when we die
G) We are reminded that salvation is by _________
Jesus Practiced What He Preached Luke 23:26-34 I) We have a foreshadowing of the horror yet to come against
____________II) We see a foreshadowing of the horror that will come against _____________
A) Don’t _________ for me
1) Because the ___________ will bring horror for them
2) It’s a complete reversal of what we normally find
for __________ in the Bible
3) Jesus quotes from ____________ 10:8 to signify the
horror of the time
B) “For if they do these things when the wood is __________,
what will happen when it is dry?”III) The horror against Jesus
____________IV) Jesus ______________ the horror
A) Jesus’ words show us that He __________ what He taught
B) Jesus’ words show us that our _____________ need is
C) Jesus’ words teach us that we need to forgive __________
1) We are to _____________ those who ask
2) We normally think that a relationship is
_______________ at this point
3) But what if repentance is ___________?
4) And what about _____________ for a wrong?
D) We need to be ready to forgive those who __________ ask
1) We should do what we can to _____________ forgiveness
2) We shouldn’t harbor bitterness or ___________
3) We try to do ___________ to those who seek us harm
E) Forgiveness doesn’t negate ______________
The _____________ teaches us that
A Sinless Sacrifice Luke 23:1-23 I) Jesus Declared Innocent Before __________ II) Jesus Declared Innocent by _________ III) Jesus Declared Innocent by Pilate (___________), but Still Put to Death IV) Were They _________? A) Was Jesus Christ ________________? B) Why is it so ______________? 1) It reflects a ______________ 2) It is necessary because God is _____________ 3) It is necessary because God is ______________! V) What does it __________ for us? A) _______________ is important B) A love of God and Jesus Christ ____________ us to live for them!
A Willing Sacrifice Luke 22:63-71 I) Jesus’ Prediction _________________ II) Jesus __________________ His Sacrifice A) During His ____________ B) During His ____________ – The assembly of elders is the ______________ – They ask if He is the ____________ – The first part of Jesus’ reply seems __________ – But the second part is ____________! – Why does the council immediately ask Jesus if he is the ________ of God? – Jesus ______________ replies that He is indeed the Messiah, the Son of Man and the Son of God! – Which they are more than happy to ____________ – Was His trial ___________? III) How should we respond? A) We see the enormity of God’s __________! B) What are we willing to ________ for God and His kingdom? – _______________? – Loss of _____________? – Loss of ______________? – Loss of ___________? – Surrender of __________? – Prison? Torture? Death?
Remaining Faithful Luke 22:54-62 I) The ________________ Contrast II) Some ________________ III) Peter’s Situation Serves as a ______________ for Us IV) Peter’s Ongoing _______________ V) Love and Good Intensions Aren’t Enough to Keep us _________________ VI) How do we stay _______________? A) ________ the right person! B) __________ God and put Him first C) ___________ to the Spirit D) Know the ___________ E) Trust that _________ knows what’s best F) __________ G) Rely on the community of ____________ VII) Did ___________ Learn His Lesson?
Could we do the same? Luke 22:47-53 I) The enormity of the ________________ A) Why so many ______________? B) Luke seems ___________ that Judas could do this! C) Judas turns a sign of ___________ into a sign of betrayal D) But is there __________ to it than that? 1) I think that it goes back to the _____________ 2) If Satan is possessing Judas at this point, I believe that he’s there to ___________ II) And Jesus __________ the betrayal because it is all a part of God’s plan It all is happening for a ____________ III) _________________ wasn’t only a problem then! A) Darkness is used to symbolize rebellion and _____________ B) Darkness also symbolizes demonic ______________ C) Darkness can also be used to symbolize an ___________ without God IV) Why do we find Judas’ betrayal so ________________? A) We may have experienced the same type of _____________ B) We feel like ________. How could one of the disciples do this? C) We may worry that there is a little bit of _________ in us…
Lessons from Jesus Praying in the Garden Luke 22:39-46 I) Jesus’ prayer teaches us the ____________ of prayer A) He goes to the Mount of ________ B) He goes to _______ C) But He is _______! D) He is also ________! E) If _________ felt the need to pray, how much more do we need to pray? II) Prayer helps us to be ready when we are ____________ A) When we pray we acknowledge our ________ B) When we pray we acknowledge God’s _______ C) When we pray we are asking for _________ III) Jesus shows us that prayers should be ___________ and submissive A) Jesus was absolutely open and honest about what he was __________ B) Jesus was also ______________, willing to accept God the Father’s plan for Him IV) Prayer brings __________ A) Jesus did teach that we are to_______________ in prayer B) And Paul reminds us of the ___________ that can come through prayer V) Prayer can be _________ A) The disciples were _______________ B) Luke suggests that they are _______________ exhausted C) What can ___________ our prayer lives? 1) ______________, mental, and emotional distress can affect our prayer lives 2) __________________ 3) Not recognizing our _______________ 4) Not realizing the ________________ we are in
Failure is Always an Option!
I) Testing has a ___________________
A) What is a ________? B) Peter is told Satan wants to “____________” the disciples C) _____________ refines, purifies, or gets rid of the bad
II) Which is why God ________________ it
A) This episode should remind us of __________ B) Satan (“adversary”) does want God’s people to __________ C) But not every test is directly from _____________
III) Even Though we Will _______________
A) Ironically, __________ is correct! B) Peter ends us denying that he knows ____________ C) ______________ is not enough
IV) When we Fail, ______________________ Brings Restoration
A) Peter will ____________! B) And will be able to help his fellow _______________ C) Which is another reason we experience _______________
V) Our Relationship with Jesus Guarantees ______________
A) At one point in time the disciples were able to count on _______________ B) ________________ have changed! C) Increasing ______________ and hostility will affect how the disciples are treated
VI) Which is why _______________ is Praying for Us
A) Jesus _________ for all of us in the Garden of Gethsemane B) Jesus _______________ to pray for us now
How to be a Disciple
I) The Danger of _____________
Pride leads to dissension, disharmony, and a lack of humility
II) An ___________ of Pride
III) Jesus Calls His Disciples to Humility and ______________
A) They are to be different from other _____________
B) And they are not supposed to ___________ anything in return!
IV) __________ is the Greatest Example of Service and Humility
A) One way he showed service and humility was ____________ the last supper
B) The _____________ may be the best example of service and humility!
C) But the entire ___________ is an example of how we should all live lives of service and humility
V) Disciples who are Faithful will be _______________
A) Jesus disciples __________with him
B) The disciples will __________ with Jesus as a reward for their faithfulness
C) Is this ___________ only for them, a select few other disciples, or for all believers?
Being Calm in the Midst of the Storm
I) We Have a Reason for ______________
A) Jesus exhibits trust in the __________
B) The ____________ exhibit trust in Jesus
C) Trust brings _____________
1) Trust that ________ has a purpose and a plan
2) Trust in His _____________
3) Trust in His ___________
II) We have a reason to _______________
A) A meal of remembrance for the _____________ people
B) A time of remembrance for _____________
1) A ______________
2) His broken body represents His ______________
3) Shedding His blood represents _______________
4) His broken body can also represent His sacrificial __________
5) And the shedding of His blood represents the new ____________!
III) We have a reason for hope in the midst of chaos a confusion
A) The kingdom of God ________ come!
B) The kingdom of God ________ come!