Bible Study from the lesson: My Witness – Jesus Is Crucified Sunday, March 29, 2020
1. What does it mean if someone calls you a “Pollyanna”? (Google it or use Wikipedia if you need to research it)
2. How and when does the Pollyanna Principle match the mind of a child of God? Does it match? Why or why not?
3. Is there always a bright side to every crisis? When is it the hardest to see that bright side?
4. Read Philippians 3:7-10 and 4:11-13. What do you think was Paul’s Pollyanna Principle? What defined it and where did it come from?
5. In the lesson I made this statement, “No crisis in all history had more good and light in it than the crucifixion of Jesus.” Is that an accurate statement? Why?
6. After reading Matthew 27:26-31, discuss and describe all the parts of how they tortured Jesus.
7. Why was crucifixion considered a “slow death”? (see vs.32-38)
8. What does the mean-spirited ridiculing comments from each group at the cross tell us about them? What is significant about their use of “if”?
The soldiers, vs.34-37
The spectators, vs.39-40
The chef priests, teacher of the law, & elders, vs.41-43
The robbers, vs.44
9. What would you consider to be the worst and saddest part of the crucifixion for Jesus?
10. What is special about the phrase, “he gave up his spirit”?