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November 28, 2021

The Comfort of a Terrifying Jesus Matthew 1422-36
Jay's November 28 sermon "The Comfort of a Terrifying Jesus" examines Matthew 14:22-36.
 
Call to Worship: Psalm 91:1-2, 4-6
Old Testament: Job 23:8-17
New Testament: Hebrews 12:18-24
 
I. The Terror of Jesus
 
II. The Comfort of Jesus
 
Questions for Discussion:
 
1. What do you make of the fact that the viewing of horror films increased during the 2020 pandemic? Why would scared people want to be more scared?
 
2. How would you describe the tone of the text?
 
3. How do you think our culture views Jesus? What place does a terrifying Jesus have among their views? Why might they avoid that view?
 
4. In the sermon Jay mentioned two ways that the idea of a terrifying Jesus is actually comforting. What other reasons would you provide?
 
5. How does the thought of a terrifying Jesus impact how you consider His crucifixion?