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When a loved one is dying, their last words reveal what they deem as true and important for us to remember. Jesus said seven crucial things with his final breaths from the cross. This series will examine each saying as we find them in the four gospels.

Part 1: Father Forgive Them

Luke 23:32-38 / John Parrish
February 18, 2018
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Discussion Questions: 

1. When did Jesus become more than a name to you?  What was the backstory that moved you to make that change?
2. Do you see prayer currently as a first resort for you or a last resort?  Why do you think that is so?
3. Forgiveness is always a volitional choice – and a mark of maturity.  In what current relational conflict am I willing to give up my right to be right for a greater good (reconciliation for example), or for another’s good? 
4. How might Jesus’ loving example in this passage, guide you to stepping up to a challenging relationship you currently have?   How does Jesus example of blessing another, help us move towards forgiveness?

 

Part 2: Today You Will Be With Me

Luke 23:39-43 / Bryan Robbins
February 25, 2018
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Discussion Questions: 

1. How often is God a means for me rather than the end?
2. What keeps me from believing that Jesus wants nothing more than my simple faith?
3. Where do I need Jesus most right now?
4. What would change if my heart really believed I was with the Lord and He was with me?

 

Part 3: Woman Behold Your Son

John 19:16-27/ Bryan Robbins
March 4, 2018
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Part 4: I Thirst

John 19:28-29 / Bryan Robbins
March 11, 2018
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Discussion Questions: 

1. What is making me spiritually thirsty? 
2. How can God's promises encourage me in this season I am facing?
3. What keeps me from trusting fully in God's promises?
4. How does seeing Jesus thrist for me help me trust Him? 

 

Part 5: My God, My God, Why Have You Forsaken Me

Matthew 27:45-49 / Jimi Branch
March 18, 2018
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Part 6: Into Your Hands, I Commit My Spirit

Luke 23:44-49 / Mark Knox
March 25, 2018
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Discussion Questions: 

1. Where do I doubt that God is in control? On What truths do I need to mediate to gain His perspective?
2. What is my first response to difficulty? Do I try to avoid or escape it or do I seek God's plan for me in it?
3. What pains do I need to honestly express to God right now?
4. Where can I call on God's grace to help me in the midst of my sorrow? 

 

Part 7: It is Finished

John 19:28-30 / Bryan Robbins
April 1, 2018
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