Weekly Discussion Guide


The Crucifixion

by Pastor Matt Manning on November 14, 2021


1. Open with prayer. (2-5 min)
2. Read Luke 23:26-57, 24:1-12.
3. Discuss these questions with your group. (20-45 min)

Looking back at your notes from this week’s message, was there anything you heard for the first time, stuck with you, challenged or confused you?

MY STORY | Vulnerability
Talk about a time when you “took a bullet” for someone? What were the consequences of that decision? (7-10 min)

DIGGING DEEPER | Practical Biblical Application
The people stood by, watching [Jesus be crucified], but the rulers scoffed at him, saying, “He saved others; let him save himself, if he is the Christ of God, his Chosen One!” (Luke 23:35)

Pastor Matt said that Jesus could either save Himself, or save others—but could He not do both.

Why are these two things mutually exclusive?

GROWING TOGETHER | Spiritual Friendship
What are some ways you can play a role in the restoration or encouragement of someone within your group?

People around us are carrying so many burdens. Is there someone in your life you know is wrestling with this, but still trying to keep up the appearance that all is good?

How could you reach out to them this week to simply offer encouragement or help with restoration?

What is the one important thing you will take away from this weekend’s message or our community group discussion? Is there any challenge, difficulty or praise that you would like to share with the group for prayer?

Tags: salvation, friendship, crucifixion, crossroads church, crossroadsabc

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