The Man Who Died on Easter
We all know the name of this man—Jesus. As Christians, we know Jesus is the only way to salvation. As Christians, we know He was much more than a mere man; He was God. We know He came to earth to live, die, resurrect, and return to heaven for us. However, how much do we really understand the person of Jesus? If we take a closer look at His character, a finer look at the meaning behind Him, we will gain a truer understanding of who He really was. We will come to see more fully another facet of the beautiful mystery of God’s plan. In the coming study, we will look at four titles of Jesus: Prophet, Priest, King, and Savior. These aspects will reveal the revelation, reconciliation, rulership, and reality of Christ.
Many of your students may be veteran Christians, but some may be relatively new to the Christian faith. Some may not be Christian at all. Be sensitive to those students who need basic explanations. This may even require outside-of-class private discussions. Do not finish this study without the entire group being able to see the mystery of Christ. Be sure they come to have an intimate relationship with Him. By recognizing Jesus’ full person, we are recognizing God.
- SESSION 1: THE PROPHET Of EASTER: REVELATION
Group members will come to see Jesus was God and prophet. They will see how this aspect suggests revelation. They will then look at the revelatory aspects of His person and ministry.
- SESSION 2: THE PRIEST Of EASTER: RECONCILIATION
Group members will come to see Jesus was God and priest. He came to earth to reconcile us to God. He came to be an intermediary between the Father and us. As a priest, He provided atonement for us.
- SESSION 3: THE KING Of EASTER: REIGN
Group members will see Jesus as God and king. He came to reign. He rose from the dead to claim His place at the right hand of the Father. Now He rules forever.
- SESSION 4: THE SAVIOR Of EASTER: THE REALITY
Group members will see the reality of Jesus. They will see He is the one and only way to salvation. They will see how Jesus’ truth sets us free. Prophet, priest, and king all culminated in Jesus to create the savior of Easter.