Every gift from God reveals his love, but no gift reveals his love more than the gifts of the cross. Have we taken time to open these? As we do, we find that Jesus gave his all just for us. Max Lucado invites you to examine the cross, contemplate its purpose, and celebrate its significance in He Chose the Nails. Go ahead and linger on the hill of Calvary and see just how much God did to win your heart. This Lenten study is video based and comes with a study guide to help you prepare for class session during the week.
There will be FOUR opportunities to participate in this study:
  • Seekers Sunday morning Sunday School class beginning on March 17 at 9:15 in room 9.
  • Wednesday morning Bible study led by Rev. Earl Smith will begin March 20 at 9:30 in room 9.
  • Special Opportunity-Holly Blaine will be offering a new study group on Wednesdays at 1:00 pm beginning on Wednesday, March 20. Here’s a plan!!! Come to Wednesday Lenten worship at noon each Wednesday in Lent – stay for lunch after – then attend Holly’s study time! Classroom to be determined.
  • Exceptional Women is a women’s Bible study – to begin teaching on Thursday, March 21 at 9:00 a.m. in room 13.

Every gift from God reveals his love, but no gift reveals his love more than the gifts of the cross. These gifts came not wrapped in paper but in passion. They were not placed around a tree but around a cross. They were not covered with ribbons but sprinkled with the blood that Christ shed on our behalf.

In this five-session video Bible study, Max Lucado explores the many gifts that Christ provided to us at his crucifixion. These include not only the gift of the cross, but also the gift of the thorns that pierced his brow. The nails that tore his flesh. The seamless robe that he removed for us. The empty tomb where he forever defeated sin and death.

The hill of the cross is rich with the gifts of God’s grace. These were gifts he didn’t have to give. The only required act for our salvation was the shedding of blood, yet God did so much more. So, as we unwrap these gifts, we need to pause and listen for his voice. As we do, perhaps we will hear him whisper, “I did it just for you.”

The He Chose the Nails Study Guide includes video discussion questions, Bible exploration, personal study and reflection materials for in-between sessions, and an additional session for churches and small groups using this study as part of Lent.

Session include:

  1. He Chose to Be One of Us
  2. He Chose to Forgive Us
  3. He Chose to Invite Us into His Presence
  4. He Chose to Love Us Forever
  5. He Chose to Give Us Victory