4 Roads | Week 4: Calvary
The road to Calvary doesn’t begin in Jerusalem, it begins in the Garden of Eden. The road to Calvary begins with sin, the sin of all mankind. Jesus walked that road knowingly and willingly. He walked that road because he “so loved the world” that “he came to save it.” Although we, each one of us, deserve to walk our own road to Calvary, Jesus took our place and walked it for us. Without his sacrifice for us, we are eternally lost and without hope.
READ Genesis 3:8 and 12
8 Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the Lord God as he was walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and they hid from the Lord God among the trees of the garden…. 12 The man said, “The woman you put here with me—she gave me some fruit from the tree, and I ate it.”
READ this passage again and consider these related questions.
Describe the effect that sin had on the relationship between Adam/Eve and God.
Describe the effect that sin had on the relationship between Adam and Eve.
What are some examples of how sin distorts relationships in our world?
Read Micah 7:18-19
1. How is this passage both timeless and timely?
2. Discuss the kind of forgiveness being described here.
Read Romans 5:8-11
3. What does v.8 remind us about our salvation?
4. Discuss the link between forgiveness and reconciliation.
Read 2 Corinthians 5:14-21
5. In your own words, share the message of the Gospel.
6. Point out the various assumptions of a transformed life in this passage.
7. Expand on v.20 and talk about how God is “making his appeal through us.”
Read 1 John 1:9 and Romans 10:9-11
8. How does “believing” relate to “confession”?
9. Is this describing a one time event?