October 22, 2023 | Resources | Discussion | Adult by James B. Angus, Jr.
Lesson 12: Love Put Jesus on the Cross
(The Last Scapegoat John 19-20; Luke 22-23)
October 22, 2023
- In John 19, we see the interaction between Pilate and Jesus. How does Pilate's struggle to make a decision about Jesus' fate reflect broader themes of authority, justice, and morality?
- What is the significance of the crucifixion of Jesus? How do his final words on the cross ("It is finished") resonate with the themes of salvation and fulfillment of prophecies?
- In Luke 22, the Last Supper takes place. How does Jesus' institution of the Lord's Supper connect the events of the Passover with the future symbolism of his body and blood in the Christian tradition?
- Peter's denial of Jesus is another prominent event. What does Peter's journey from unwavering loyalty to denial and later restoration teach us about human weakness, repentance, and forgiveness?
- How does Luke's account of Jesus' crucifixion emphasize themes of forgiveness and compassion, such as Jesus' words to the criminals crucified alongside him and his prayer for his executioners?
- How do the accounts of John and Luke provide different perspectives on the events of Jesus' crucifixion and resurrection? What unique theological or thematic elements stand out in each narrative?
- Compare the portrayals of Pilate, the disciples (especially Peter and Judas), and other individuals across these chapters. How do their actions and reactions reveal different aspects of human nature and responses to Jesus?