QUESTIONS TO HELP YOU DIG DEEPER INTO THE MAIN MESSAGE: ‘Facing Trials’
Read Luke 22:63-65. Why would the guards treat Jesus as they do? What physical and emotional shape do you think Jesus was in by daybreak (vs 66).
Read Luke 22:66-71. Break down Jesus’ three statements. What is He saying here?
Read Luke 23:1-5. In light of Jesus’ condition, with what tone of voice do you picture Pilate asking the question of 23:3? How seriously does he seem to take this claim?
Jesus doesn’t seem to put up a fight when being vehemently accused. What was He being accused of? When is it appropriate to defend yourself? When should we not do so?
Jesus doesn’t seem to put up a fight when being vehemently accused. What WAS He being accused of? When is it appropriate to defend yourself? When should we not do so?
Read James 1:3-4. We will undoubtedly face stress, problems, difficulties, and trouble in this life. Between now and when we die, or Jesus comes back, we should use those trials to do WHAT according to this passage of Scripture?
Read Matthew 26:30. Why is it significant that Jesus sang right before He went through these trials. (Jews have sung Psalms 116, 117, and 118 for centuries at the end of the Passover meal). Look through these three Psalms and point out verses that would have especially ministered to Jesus.
Of the three major points of this message, what ministered to you (stood out) the most:
1) Not defending yourself, but trusting that God knows the truth
2) Understanding that we don’t stand alone in our trials, but that God has our backs
3) Worship and sing praise to God, even in the midst of trials and storms?