Northpoint Church
September 5/6, 2020
Jesus Christ, the Son of God.
Locations & Times
  • Northpoint Church
    988 W Ontario Ave, Corona, CA 92882, USA
    Sunday 9:00 AM
  • Northpoint Church Corona
    Sunday 9:00 AM
In-person & Virtual Services
We are honoring the guidance provided by local, regional, and national authorities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Currently, we are allowed to gather in person only for services outdoors. We do so on Saturdays at 6:00 p.m., on the Northpoint campus. For those who do not wish to meet in person, our Sunday service at 9:00 a.m. is live-stream only on Facebook and YouTube (Find links below.). While we are physically distant, we are socially and spiritually connecting through the technological platforms available to us!
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New NP Online Care Card

Stay Connected with the Northpoint Family. We all ache to gather again. Being separated is tough, but during stressful times, it is even harder not to have face to face fellowship and the strength that comes from physically being together. Even so, we can still connect with each other. One way is to fill out the new confidential NP Care Card (See link below.). Once submitted, the card will be reviewed by the Northpoint Care Team. If you so indicate on the card, someone from the team will contact you.

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Truly This Man Was the Son of God
Mark 15:1-39
Tony Chute, Lead Pastor

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The conspiracy to end the ministry of Jesus finds its fulfillment with His death on the cross. The chief priests, elders, and scribes hand Him over to be executed by Pilate, who is led to believe that Jesus is a political revolutionary. Despite his suspicions that Jesus is innocent of these charges, and in spite of his attempt to allow the crowd to decide Jesus’ fate, Pilate acquiesces. Jesus is beaten and humiliated by the soldiers to the point where He loses the physical strength to carry His cross to the place of execution. As Jesus hangs upon the cross, He experiences continued rejection by the world and bears the full wrath of God. And yet, even as He takes His final breath, it is clear to those who have eyes to see that Jesus is indeed the Son of God.
01. The historical event of the crucifixion of Jesus is the result of human sinfulness and divine providence coming together. What the world meant for evil, God meant for good.
02. The human response to the crucifixion of Jesus is the result of hearts hardened by sin or hearts regenerated by God. What is impossible with man is possible with God.
Questions for Discussion and Discovery:
1. What can we learn about the character of a man like Pontius Pilate from this text? Did he provide a fair hearing for Jesus? Why did he dismiss his suspicions against the chief priests and scribes? What does the phrase “wishing to satisfy the crowd” (verse 15) suggest about decisions made by conviction or convenience?
Questions for Discussion and Discovery:
2. Note the ways in which the soldiers mocked Jesus (verse 16-20). What do their actions suggest about the disregard for the dignity of every human, including condemned prisoners? How do their actions point to the mockery of Jesus by the world today?
Questions for Discussion and Discovery:
3. What acts of mercy are evident in this text (see verses 21, 23, 36)? What do you think led the Roman centurion to conclude that Jesus was indeed the Son of God (verse 39)? How can we point others to Jesus in our life and in our death?
Questions for Discussion and Discovery:
4. Read Psalm 22 and note the multiple prophecies that are fulfilled in Mark 15. What does this connection suggest about human sin and divine providence coming together in the crucifixion of Jesus?
Questions for Discussion and Discovery:
5. How does the cry of dereliction (verse 34; also Psalm 22:1) inform us about the true suffering of Jesus on the cross? How does the ending of Psalm 22 point us to Jesus’ victory over the grave? What was the significance of the curtain of the temple being torn in two, from top to bottom (verse 38)?


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OUR MISSION: Making Disciples Who Make Disciples. A disciple is a person who has been reconciled into a right relationship with God through new birth by faith in Christ and is consequently growing in love for God, love for others, and in joyful obedience to all of Christ’s commands.