3 Questions & the Sermon from Sunday

Reflection Questions for 3/18/2018 Sermon on John 12:20-33

  1. This is the last week of Lent before Holy Week. Pastor Erin shared in the contemporary services that Lent has begun to drag for her. How is your fast going? What successes or failures have you had? How has your spiritual life been enriched by this discipline?
  2. Tradition calls the Friday of Jesus’s crucifixion “Good Friday,” because the cross is where we believe our salvation was achieved. However, some theologians argue that it was through Jesus’s resurrection that we were saved, or through his incarnation (birth, becoming human), or even through simply living a perfectly holy life. What do you think?
  3. Pastor Jeff said that Christ’s humbling himself to death on a cross “perfectly reveals God’s nature” to us. What can you determine about God’s character by thinking about Jesus’s willing death on the cross? What does it tell you about what it means to be Christlike?