Easter Realities

Easter Realities

Take a fresh look at the Easter story.

This 4-session Bible study will help you and/or your small group prepare for the most important event in the Christian calendar. It begins with Jesus' trial, faces his suffering, focuses on the purpose of the Cross, and celebrates the glory of the Resurrection.

Week One

The Greatest Trial Ever Held
Jesus died for all sinners, even Pilate
Matthew 27:11-26

When we think of Pontius Pilate, certain words come to mind: harsh, brutal, indecisive, cowardly. Awestruck maybe, too, when it came to Jesus. And Jesus came to save sinners, like Pilate. Like us. This study will explore the trial of Jesus and its terrible outcome, which God uses as good news for sinners like us.

Week Two

A Crown of Thorns for the King of Kings
Jesus suffered to give sinners salvation and eternal life.
Matthew 27:27-31; Isaiah 53

It's Easter time, but do you remember Christmas? The joyous story starts on the first page of the New Testament, with an angel telling Joseph that Mary will "give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins" (Matt. 1:21). Because he will save his people from their sins. How this would work was predicted by Isaiah eight centuries before the first Christmas. This study explores the fulfillment of Bible prophecy in the death of Christ.

Week Three

On the Cross
Everything changed forever in the death of Christ.
Matthew 27:32-61

Have you ever wondered why on earth Good Friday was ever called "good"? Maybe Sad Friday or Horrific Friday would be more apropos. This study will recount all the good of the events of Good Friday.

Week Four

What If It's True?
If we choose to believe in the Resurrection, we have everything to gain.
Luke 24:1-35

Usually we don't like pie-in-the-sky "what ifs." We want the facts. We want reality. But what if the "what ifs" and the reality are one and the same? This Bible study is a call to faith in the crucified and risen Savior.

Total number of pages - 36 pages

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