People of the Passion (Threshold Bible Study Series)

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Suffering seems to bring out the best and the worst in our human nature. Some people are overcome with hopelessness that leads to despair; others are filled with courage that leads to heroism. Still others exhibit a wide range of responses that reveal their character: trust, generosity, steadfastness, cowardice, greed, and pride. The people of the passion in this book are the characters who participated in some dramatic way in the suffering and death of Jesus. Well-known characters include Peter, Pilate, and Mary...
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Overview

Suffering seems to bring out the best and the worst in our human nature. Some people are overcome with hopelessness that leads to despair; others are filled with courage that leads to heroism. Still others exhibit a wide range of responses that reveal their character: trust, generosity, steadfastness, cowardice, greed, and pride. The people of the passion in this book are the characters who participated in some dramatic way in the suffering and death of Jesus. Well-known characters include Peter, Pilate, and Mary Magdalen; lesser-known include Simon of Cyrene, the daughters of Jerusalem, and the woman who anointed Jesus.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781585953141
  • Publisher: Twenty-Third Publications/Bayard
  • Publication date: 11/18/2003
  • Series: Threshold Bible Study Series
  • Pages: 104
  • Sales rank: 967,613
  • Product dimensions: 5.96 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.13 (d)

Table of Contents

How to Use Threshold Bible Study v
Suggestions for Individual Study vii
Suggestions for Group Study viii
Introduction 1
Suggestions for Facilitators, Group Session 1 7
Lessions 1-6
1. The Poor Widow Gives Her All (Mark 12:38-44) 9
2. The Woman Who Anointed Jesus (Mark 14:1-9) 12
3. Simon Peter Is Taught to Serve (John 13:1-17) 15
4. Judas Iscariot Plots Against Jesus (Matthew 26:14-25) 18
5. The Beloved Disciple Reclines Next to Jesus (John 13:21-30) 21
6. Peter Vows Fidelity to Jesus (Matthew 26:30-35) 24
Suggestions for Facilitators, Group Session 2 27
Lessons 7-12
7. Peter Offers to Lay Down His Life (John 13:31-38) 28
8. Peter, James, and John Accompany Jesus to Gethsemane (Mark 14:32-42) 31
9. Judas Betrays Jesus with a Kiss (Matthew 26:47-50; Luke 22:47-48) 34
10. Simon Peter Fights Back with a Sword (John 18:10-11; Matthew 26:51-56) 37
11. The Young Man Who Ran Off Naked (Mark 14:48-52) 40
12. Annas Interrogates Jesus (John 18:12-14, 19-24) 43
Suggestions for Facilitators, Group Session 3 46
Lessons 13-18
13. Caiaphas Charges Jesus with Blasphemy (Matthew 26:57-68) 47
14. Peter Denies Knowing Jesus (Matthew 26:69-75) 50
15. Judas Ends His Life with Remorse (Matthew 27:3-10) 53
16. Pilate Questions Jesus and the Crowd (Mark 15:1-15) 56
17. Pilate Is Put on Trial by Jesus (John 18:28-40) 59
18. Pilate Hands Jesus Over for Crucifixion (John 19:1-16) 62
Suggestions for Facilitators, Group Session 4 65
Lessons 19-24
19. Herod Mocks Jesus (Luke 23:6-15) 66
20. Barabbas Is Released While Jesus Is Condemned (Matthew 27:15-26) 69
21. The Soldiers Mock and Torture Jesus (Matthew 27:27-31) 72
22. Simon of Cyrene Carries the Cross (Mark 15:21-22; Romans 16:13) 75
23. The Women of Jerusalem Weep for Jesus (Luke 23:27-31) 78
24. Two Criminals Travel the Way of Crucifixion with Jesus (Luke 23:32-43) 81
Suggestions for Facilitators, Group Session 5 84
Lessons 25-30
25. The Mother of Jesus Stands at the Cross (John 19:25-27; John 2:1-5) 85
26. The Centurion Professes Faith in Jesus (Matthew 27:45-54) 88
27. The Women of Galilee Remain with Jesus (Luke 8:1-3; Mark 15:40-41) 91
28. Joseph of Arimathea Lays the Body of Jesus in the Tomb (Mark 15:42-46) 94
29. Nicodemus Prepares the Body of Jesus For Burial (John 19:38-42; John 3:1-12) 97
30. Mary Magdalene Comes to the Tomb (John 20:1-2, 11-18) 101
Suggestions for Facilitators, Group Session 6 104
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