The Cross of Christ – Part 2: Who Killed the Christ? Small Group Curriculum

Sunday: March 10, 2024
Series: The Cross of Christ
Sermon: Part 2: Why Did Jesus Die?
Speaker: John Inthof
Scripture: Acts 2:22-24, Acts 3:11-16, Ephesians 2:4-7


Listen to a Worship song (If you need suggestions, you can use one from the YouTube Playlist for this week) or express something that you are thankful to God for.


Check In – How is everyone doing (good things, teaching applied, lessons learned, prayers answered)?


  • Did you ever do anything that really got you in trouble as a kid?
  • Theologian John Stott says. “Before we can begin to see the cross as something done for us (leading us to faith and worship), we have to see it as something done by us (leading us to repentance).”  What does he mean by this?
  • Read: Acts 2:22-24 and Acts 3:11-16  In these verses Peter is speaking to people in Jerusalem.  What is the message that he gives?
  • Peter tells the crowd that they were involved in Jesus’ death. Why do you think he told them that?  How are we all involved in Jesus’ death?
  • Throughout history the accusation that the Jewish people killed Jesus has led to some Anti-Semitism.  How does the fact that this was “God’s deliberate plan and foreknowledge” (Acts 2:23) eliminate this kind of thinking?
  • Peter uses the phrase “But God” in both these scriptures.  What did God do to intervene in our situation?
  • Paul repeats the “But God” phrase in Ephesians 2:4-7. What is the message of this verse?
  • What can you apply from these verses?


Be praying about who can you invite to the Good Friday Service.


Pray for any prayer requests you have.

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