The innocent Son of God had no sins of his own for which he deserved to die, yet his enemies falsely accused him of violating every commandment of God. In each service in this series, we will see that it was our sin, our disobedience that Jesus bore in his body on the cross. The Lord laid on him “the iniquity of us all.” Jesus suffered the penalty of death in our place, and “by his wounds we are healed.”
Ash Wednesday – Blasphemy – John 10:31-39
Jesus is accused of blasphemy and misusing God’s name.
Week 1 – Violating the Sabbath – Luke 6:6-11
Jesus is accused of violating the Sabbath.
Week 2 – Dishonoring Authority – John 19:12-16
Jesus is accused of dishonoring authority, calling himself a king.
Week 3 – Murder – John 11:47-53
Jesus is accused of inspiring rebellion and the destruction of Israel; he is accused of being in league with Satan, who is “a murderer from the beginning” (John 8:44).
Week 4 – Associating with Tax Collectors and Prostitutes – Mark 2:13-17
Jesus is accused of associating with tax collectors and prostitutes.
Week 5 – Stealing – Luke 23:1-5
Jesus is accused of forbidding the paying of taxes.
Complete orders of service are available on the richly illustrated bulletins, or ΓÇª purchase of the kit grants a copyright release to use or adapt any of the materials in the full set of sample bulletins included.
For each service the kit contains
– sample bulletins with complete orders of service – sermon – children’s message – prayers – music for the accompanist
Each digital kit includes a .pdf with text of all elements of the program and of the bulletins in .rtf (rich text format), a list of contemporary music song suggestions and PowerPoint documents of all services with text (with a copyright release) for use on screens.