Lesson 2 – God’s Solution for Man’s Problem

In lesson 1 we learned that a person’s most serious problem is sin.

1. From John 16:9 we learn that sin is ____________.

2. Jesus said that a person who does not believe in Him will ___________. (John 8:24)

The Bible says, “The wages of sin is death.” (Romans 6:23) This word death refers to the second death which is eternal separation from God in hell.

We read in the Bible:

“But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.” (Revelation 21:8)

3. God says in Romans 5:8, “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”  According to that verse, what is God’s attitude toward sinners?

4. According to John 3:16 what did God do to show his love for sinners?

The Bible says, “For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit.” (First Peter 3:18)

5. Jesus Christ is called the _______ ____ ______ which taketh away the ______of the world. (John 1:29)

In the Old Testament times a perfect LAMB (young sheep) without any defect was killed and sacrificed (as an innocent SUBSTITUTE) to pay for the sins of the people. This was a symbol of JESUS CHRIST, the true LAMB OF GOD, who was later to come into the world.

6. From God’s Word read the story of the death of Christ—God’s solution for man’s sin problem. Read John 19:1-37. What was God’s solution?

7. Why did Jesus die on the cross? (John 1:29)

8. When Jesus was on trial he was found: (John 19:4)

______ guilty of sin.

______ not guilty of sin.  (Which one is correrct?)

9. How did Jesus die? (John 19:17-18)

10. Why was Jesus willing to die in our place? (John 15:12-13)

11. Jesus died on the cross because: (John 10:17-18)

      ____ He was forced to.

      ____ He chose to.   (Which one is correct?)

12. When Jesus was on the cross what words did He use to describe His complete and perfect payment for all ours sins? (John 19:30)

13. What great event happened following the death of Jesus? (John 20:9)

14. God’s solution for our sin problem is seen in the ____ of Christ on the cross. (John 19:30)

15. Give two reasons why God gave his Son, Jesus Christ, to die in our place. (John 3:16)

16. Read the following Bible verses which tell us more about the life of Jesus Christ. As you read these verses, look for the three things of greatest importance concerning Christ.

“For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; and that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures.” (1 Corinthians 15:3-4)

17. The Bible says:

“By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all. And every priest standeth daily ministering and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins: but this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God.”   (Hebrews 10:10-12)

“Who needeth not daily, as those high priests, to offer up sacrifice, first for his own sins, and then for the people’s: for this he did once, when he offered up himself.” (Hebrews 7:27)

From these verses we learn that Jesus offered _____ sacrifice. He died once for ____  ____.

16. In conclusion read John 3:16-18. From these verses we learn that God has given His Son Jesus to die for us. Also, we learn that a person must ______ in the Son in order to have eternal life.

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Summary Questions – Lesson 2

1. According to what you have learned, what has God done to show us that He does not desire our destruction?

2. According to what you have learned, what does the death of a lamb in sacrifice teach us about the death of Jesus?

3. According to what you have learned, please explain what it means that Jesus “died for us” and “died in our place.”

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