"I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full." -John 10:10
The mere mention of Calvary brings images of Christ on the cross. We know His story. We know He suffered torment; hung in the shame of nakedness; was beaten, torn and twisted until he could no longer bare it. He died on the cross of redemption so that we could trade our rebellion for repentance.
- According to this teaching, what did each of the three crosses on Calvary represent?
- With whom did God make the first blood covenant?
- What can cause us to become hardened like the man on the cross of rebellion?
- What was different about the men on the crosses on either side of Jesus?
- Jesus lives in the middle of ___________________.
- What will YOU do with the “man in the middle?”
The men hanging on either side of Jesus at Calvary had the same choice. While one took his bitterness and rage to the grave, the other cried out, “Remember me!” Jesus doesn’t hold your past against you. He took your shame, your guilt, your bruises and iniquities so that you could live free from their grip! We will face trials. We will face attacks. We will suffer in this fallen world. But we cannot let the enemy keep us from our destiny. What will you do with this man in the middle?