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While I examined the Da Vinci Code I prepared some lessons to encourage Christians in their Spiritual Walk. This is one in the series; so take a moment and enjoy!

While I examined the Da Vinci Code I prepared some lessons to encourage Christians in their Spiritual Walk. This is one in the series; so take a moment and enjoy!

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  • A Reason for the Hope Studies in Confidence of the Cross
  • A Reason for the Hope
    • “… but sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and always be ready to give an defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear…”
    • (1 Peter 3:15, NKJV)
  • One Book = Many Questions
    • Was Jesus just a good mortal man?
    • Did the Constantine determine the Divinity of Christ?
    • Did Constantine changed the day of worship to Sunday?
  • Why Does it Matter?
    • Fact:
    • “ All descriptions of artwork, architecture, documents and secret rituals in this novel are accurate”
    • (Dan Brown, Da Vinci Code)
  • A Reason for the Hope
    • “… but sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and always be ready to give an defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear…”
    • (1 Peter 3:15, NKJV)
  • Hope in the Cross
    • 1 Corinthians 1:21-23
    • “ For since, in the wisdom of God, the world did not know God through wisdom, it pleased God through the folly of what we preach to save those who believe. For Jews demand signs and Greeks seek wisdom, but we preach Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and folly to Gentiles, but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God.”
  • The Folly of the Cross
    • The people expected an earthly kingdom:
      • Daniel 2:44
      • Isaiah 9:6,7
      • Zechariah 9:9
  • The Beginning – John 1:1-3
    • “ In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made.”
    • Jesus made the tree that would grow the tree that would become his cross!
  • The Boy Jesus
    • Our knowledge of the boy Jesus comes from Luke 2:41-52.
    • Did he read Deuteronomy 21:23?
    • Did he read Psalm 22:1?
    • Did he read Isaiah 53?
  • The Shadow of the Passover
    • Jesus knew of the Passover. (Luke 22:8)
    • He knew of the first Passover. (Exodus 12:1-32)
      • He knew of the Passover lamb. (John 1:29)
    • He knew of the scapegoat of Leviticus 16.
  • The Shadow of the Cross
    • He lived the cross. (Luke 23:26-49)
    • He endured the cross. (Hebrews 12:2)
    • He conquered the cross. (1 Corinthians 15:57)
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