Lesson for February 27, 2021
THE SUFFERING OF CHRIST
The terrible suffering of our Lord Jesus Christ is well portrayed in the Scriptures so that we will realize the extent of the price He paid to free us from sin and death. It is impossible, however, to realize the extent of the love which compelled him to die in our place. The Scriptures say that even to the end He loved. He could not so much as find it in Him to hate his murderers. In His hour of deepest agony He asked God to forgive them. His lesson in love; His example of selfless sacrifice, can never be fully appreciated.
Scripture Reading: Isaiah 53:1-12.
Memory Verse: I Timothy 1:15.
- Why did Christ come into the world? 1 Tim. 1:15.
- What prompted God to permit His own dear Son to die for sinful men? 1 John 4:9-10; Romans 5:8.
- Did Christ know beforehand how He would be hated and despised, and finally crucified? Luke 18:31-33.
- Jesus knew all that would befall Him, and how He would suffer and be crucified. How willing was He to go through all of this agony, shame, and suffering? Luke 22:41-42; Matt. 16:21-23; 26:37-39.
- How great was the agony of His soul and what happened to cause Him more grief? Luke 22:44, 47, 48.
- What act of Peter caused the Saviour additional sufferings? Luke 22:59-61.
- What reproachful things were done to Him at the high priest’s house? Luke 22:62-64.
- What cruelty did Pilate inflict upon Him? John 19.
- What shameful treatment did He receive from the soldiers? Matt. 27:29, 30, 34, 41, 42.
- What wonderful prayer did He utter for His tormentors while He hung upon the cross? Luke 23:34.
- Was it necessary for Christ to suffer thus? Heb. 2:10.
- Seeing how Christ was permitted to suffer all this for us, what challenge is this to His followers? Romans 8:31, 32.