A Beautiful Death (Reposted)

The following is an excerpt from the March 2012 release Creative Bible Lessons on The Trinity

Sacrifice has become a relatively everyday word, but it held a much deeper significance in the cultures represented in Scripture. Throughout the Bible we see sacrifices and offerings being made for sins, thanks, dedications and more. Today, we talk of “little sacrifices” we have to make to get through the day, get ahead in our life goals, and make things work in relationships. We have a very limited view of what true sacrifice is. That is, until we grasp what it is that the Father did through the Son at the cross. It is a terrible sight to behold, but the image ultimately gives us hope. The suffering experienced there is unspeakable, yet we proudly display the symbol of shame because of what it means. The important thing is that we truly know what it means. Before this session, spend some extra time in prayer for your teens as you prepare to go together to the cross and reflect on what happened there. Keep in mind “the Spirit must awaken our hearts to see the beauty of Christ, fall before him, and put our hope and trust in him.”[1] Pray also that your teens will be able to say that their hope and trust is in the one true God Who loved them enough to die in their place.

*Order your copy of Creative Bible Lessons on the Trinity HERE.


[1] Ware, Bruce A. Father, Son, & Holy Spirit: Relationships, Roles, & Relevance (2005), 121.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

  • Repost/Reprint

    If you would like to repost an entry from my blog on your blog or website, please include a link to the original post. If you would like to reprint an entry, please request reprint permission. Thanks!
  • Contact Info

    Message me on
    Facebook or Twitter

    Email:
    andrew.hedges@yahoo.com
  • Archives

%d bloggers like this: