Jesus was the greatest in humility, so it makes sense that His sacrifice was the greatest of all time.
1. Why was a sacrifice required?
Hebrews 10:11-12 (NLT) Under the old covenant, the priest stands and ministers before the altar day after day, offering the same sacrifices again and again, which can never take away sins. 12 But our High Priest offered himself to God as a single sacrifice for sins, good for all time. Then he sat down in the place of honor at God’s right hand.
Hebrews 10:17-18 (NLT) Then he says, “I will never again remember their sins and lawless deeds.” 18 And when sins have been forgiven, there is no need to offer any more sacrifices.
2. What did Jesus sacrifice?
1 Peter 2:24 (NLT) He personally carried our sins in his body on the cross so that we can be dead to sin and live for what is right. By his wounds you are healed.
3. Why did Jesus make the sacrifices He made?
Hebrews 12:2-3 (NIV) For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. 3 Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.
4. How should we respond?:
Hebrews 10:10 (NLT) For God’s will was for us to be made holy by the sacrifice of the body of Jesus Christ, once for all time.
Small Group Discussion:
Scripture to consider: Genesis 22:1-19 – (Abraham and Isaac); Romans 5:6-8; Hebrews 10:10; Colossians 3:12- 14; 1 John 4:10-11