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Judy Moore is the Associate Pastor at Riverside Church.
October 9, 2022
Do We Need A Saviour? | Session 4

BY: Judy Moore
DATE: Sunday 9 October 2022

BIBLE PASSAGES: Read online
Luke (Chapter 23, verses 32-43)
Psalm 22

EXCERPT:
In recent years, the self-help section of bookshops and websites has grown dramatically. It’s almost as if we know we need help, but we can’t quite work it out for ourselves. What if the centre of Christianity – Christ – is the solution we need. What if we need saving from ourselves rather than trying to help ourselves?!

Bible Study Questions

We invite you to use the below questions to provoke discussion together out of the talk. Ideal if you are watching our Sunday Service online with others in your group, in other group settings, or simply using them on your own.

1 | At the turn of the 21st century, Time magazine said , “…the single most powerful figure – not merely in these two millenniums but in all human history – has been Jesus of Nazareth.” Do you think that is true?

 

2 | Read Luke 23:32-43. What are the different responses to Jesus and why? And, how do you think you would have responded?

 

3 | What are Jesus’ responses? And what might this have to say about how Jesus saw what was happening, compared to everyone else?

 

4 | Read Psalm 22. What echoes from Psalm 22 do you see in the crucifixion account in Luke 23? What does this tell us about Jesus? And what do these passages show us about why Jesus endured the cross?

 

5 | What is most shocking and immensely comforting about Psalm 22:1?

 

6 | Sam Allberry writes, ‘Don’t judge Jesus by the worst of His people. Judge us by Him. Jesus is safe – those who have come in His name might not have been, but He is.’ What do you make of this quote?

 

7 | Take some time to pray, asking that you would see just how amazing Jesus is and that your friends and family would too.

 

RESOURCES

ARTICLE | ‘Yes, Jesus existed…but relax, you can still be an atheist if you want to‘ by Public Centre for Christianity. 

BOOK | ‘A doubters guide to Jesus’ by John Dickson

ARTICLE |’’10 Historical facts about Jesus from non-Christian sources’ by Alisa Childers

PODCAST | ‘Historical Jesus’ – Undeceptions Podcast

VIDEO | Each week we will share a video from the Alpha Film Series. We encourage you to watch this when you meet with your Group; or during your own personal Bible Study time.

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