Hope Community Church
REFUEL Mid-Week Bible Study (April 12th, 2017)
A casual, topical bible study to help "fill up your tank" in the middle of the week. Come as you are and dig deeper into the Word! • Coffee bar at 6:30 in the auditorium • Child Care (ages 6wks-5yrs) & Kids "Mid-Week Mania" (grades K-5th) provided
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  • Hope Community Church
    1240 Jay St, Waterford Twp, MI 48327, USA
    Wednesday 7:00 PM
“What Jesus Could Not Do”
(Luke 23:32-43)

"I am abandoned by God and man. Doctor, I will give you half of what I am worth if you will give me six month's life. I shall go to Hell. O Christ, O Jesus Christ.”
–Voltaire
(Sworn enemy of Christ and His church)

"I am still in the land of the dying; I shall be in the land of the living soon.”
–John Newton
(wrote hymn Amazing Grace)
• Jesus began His public ministry with prayer
• Jesus began His public ministry with prayer
• Jesus ended His public ministry with prayer
Let's consider what Jesus is told to do 3 times, by 3 different groups.
1. By the people and rulers
Let's consider what Jesus is told to do 3 times, by 3 different groups.
1. By the people and rulers
In life:
• He saved people from their LIFESTYLE
Let's consider what Jesus is told to do 3 times, by 3 different groups.
1. By the people and rulers
In life:
• He saved people from their LIFESTYLE
• He saved people from their LIMITATIONS
Let's consider what Jesus is told to do 3 times, by 3 different groups.
1. By the people and rulers
2. By the soldiers
Let's consider what Jesus is told to do 3 times, by 3 different groups.
1. By the people and rulers
2. By the soldiers
3. By the unrepentant thief
He said "Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do"

• Couldn't He forgive their sin?
• Why then did He ask the Father to do so?

A– In life, He could. In Death, He could not.
"IGNORANCE IS NOT EQUAL TO INNOCENCE"

Jesus could not SAVE HIMSELF and US!

Diagram of Jessica McClure's Rescue