God treated Jesus like Barabbas, so he could treat Barabbas like Jesus.
Share a time from your childhood when someone else was blamed for something that you did. Or when you were blamed for something that someone else did. How did things turn out?
How do you think God has treated you in your life?
How do you think you deserve to be treated by God?
Read Matthew 27:11-26
Faced with a clear choice, the people chose Barabbas over Jesus. What are you at risk of choosing over Jesus in your life?
Re-read Matthew 27:26 and substitute your name for Barabbas’ name. What is one way this undeserved freedom impacts your relationships or priorities?
Think of loved ones or neighbors who might not trust in Jesus yet – take a moment and substitute their names into this verse. Pray for those people and prayerfully invite them to join us for Easter services online April 11 and 12.