During this period of Lent, we’ll be exploring the last moments of Jesus’ life. From the Last Supper which concluded in Jesus’ arrest, through his trial and ultimately his crucifixion and death.
As we kick off the first week in March, we read about the Last Supper, which Jesus and his disciples attended. A few reflective questions:
- In what ways have you denied Jesus recently?
- In which situations were you afraid to admit, like Peter was, that you were a Christian?
- When was the last time you gave thanks for the food on your table? And in which ways did you give thanks?
During the second week, we look at Jesus praying in the garden of Gethsemane and his subsequent arrest. A few reflective questions:
- What big burdens has God asked you to carry?
- How many times have you tried to run away from your unpleasant responsibilities?
- Are you willing to put your wants and needs aside so God can work through you and fulfill His wants and needs?
- What can we do to stop ourselves from falling into temptation (i.e. falling asleep)?
- What can you do to face your fears with faith?
In the third week, we focus on the trial of Jesus and his exchange with Pilate. A few reflective questions:
- Jesus knew he would be crucified, but he still continued to teach God’s Word. How willing are you to spread the Word of God and His teachings in the face of being mocked, judged and possibly even hurt?
- Pilate was pushed into sentencing Jesus to death, even when he didn’t want to. When was the last time peer pressure made you do something you knew you shouldn’t have done?
- How did it make you feel?
- How can you prevent it from happening again?
In the last week, we examine Jesus’ crucifixion and death. A few reflective questions:
- How willing are you, when you are wronged, to not attempt to defend yourself but leave it up to God to handle?
- How quick are you to defend yourself?
- How tempted have you been when witnessing wrong-doing to simply stand back and watch it happen, doing nothing?