What A Gift! - Lesson 3

Discussion Questions:

  1. Why did Rembrandt paint himself into his depiction of Jesus being raised on the cross? How does Rembrandt’s inclusion in this scene aptly represent our own place in why there is suffering and injustice in this world?

  2. When did you discover that the price of sin is typically far more than it presents itself to be? How have you seen sin bring about collateral damage?

  3. When you consider how powerful sin is (the one thing in the universe that could bring God to death), how does that help you understand the spiritual battle you are facing?

  4. When you hear someone say, “Where is God in the midst of suffering?” or, “If God is good, why does He tolerate the suffering in this world?” how does the message from Isaiah 53:4-6 help you have an answer to these questions?

  5. How does God use the suffering of Jesus to fulfill His nature of justice and nature of love so that mankind can be restored to Him? If suffering can have a positive affect like this with Jesus, does it have the same power to bring good into our own lives?

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