Bible Study from the lesson: My Witness – Triumphal Entry to End
Sunday, April 5, 2020
1. What is your personal illustration of something in your life that quickly went from a peak to the pit?
2. Skim Matthew 21 through Matthew 26:5 and point out all the things Jesus did that upset the religious leaders. Was there a “last straw” or had they decided what they would do before his Triumphal Entry in Matthew 21:1-11?
3. Why is it essential for us to see Jesus’ death and burial as historical facts? Could that be an additional reason why Jesus wanted us to focus on his death during the communion he gave us?
4. How many people could give witness testimony to the fact that Jesus was dead? Use Matthew 27:45-66.
5. What is the significance of the fact that the authorities never questioned the evidence of his death?
6. Look at Matthew 27:64 and discuss what the two “deceptions” might be that the chief priest and Pharisees were talking about.
7. Read Acts 2:29-36, Acts 3:13, and Acts 7:51-53 and discuss the obvious facts of each speaker.
8. If the death and burial of Jesus are undisputed, what are the options for explaining his empty tomb that Sunday morning?