Series: Easter with Traders Point | Week 1: Holy Week
Day Five Read John 19:1-30*This week we’re looking at Jesus’ last days on earth, as told in the book of John. As we reflect, use the power of your imagination to enter in to these stories this Holy Week. Allow yourself to experience the wonder of Jesus again.*“Jesus knew that his mission was now finished, and to fulfill Scripture he said, ‘I am thirsty.’ A jar of sour wine was sitting there, so they soaked a sponge in it, put it on a hyssop branch, and held it up to his lips. When Jesus had tasted it, he said, ‘It is finished!’ Then he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.” John 19:28-30 (NLT)Discover1. What does Jesus know as He hangs on the cross?2. How do you see the humanity of Jesus in these verses?3. How do the last four words show that Jesus is still in control?RespondOn this Good Friday, reflect and remember the work of salvation that Jesus came to finish by willingly going to a cross for the sins of all people. Jesus moved with steady determination through the beatings, public humiliation, and unjust trial, never once uttering a word of defense or retaliation. In His final act of love, He willingly surrendered His spirit as He hung on the cross. Thank Jesus that He took the punishment you deserve for your sin when He went to the cross.As you reflect today, consider doing one or both of the following:· Watch a movie like The Passion of the Christ (warning, it’s rated R) to visualize all Jesus went through at His crucifixion.· Fast from a meal or something else you love today. Each time you hunger for it, spend time praying and reflecting. For Further Reflection: Explore the theme of restoration by watching our Traders Point Original Easter films.For Families with Kids at HomeWe’ve created an Easter Parent Guide just for you and your family to walk your kids through the story of Easter this week! We hope this gives you a fun way to engage in the story of Easter together while providing you with basic language to get the conversation started.