None Left Behind
Much can be learned about the relationship between the Father and the Son with Jesus' final words on the cross. God turned away as His Son willingly suffered for us. He was separated from Jesus. But He did not leave His Son behind; God reclaimed Jesus' body as a resurrected and living Lord!
Sermon discussion topics for parents to use with their children:
Read Matthew 27:27-46 which describes the greatest abandonment ever to occur.
Who was being abandoned - and by whom?
Why was this the only abandonment with any honor and redemption?
How do we know that judgment occurred at Calvary?
Who was being judged?
What different individuals and groups contributed to Jesus' social abandonment while He was on the cross?
Read Psalm 22:1-21. From this passage, describe the emotional desertion the Son experienced on the cross.
What was the deepest part of Jesus' suffering on the cross?
Why was it the source of His greatest suffering?
How do we know that Jesus ultimately was not abandoned?