The Plan

The Plan

Learning about God's Plan for Salvation at South Shore Trinity Lutheran Church

John 17:1-26

Jesus prays for those who believe in Him

Week 56 – The Passion

All of human history since the fall into sin has been moving to these events recorded in the Gospels. These accounts, inspired by the Holy Spirit and recorded by those who were there, recall the moment all of our sin was loaded upon God’s Son and He paid the price to erase them. No words can summarize the magnitude and no actions can repay what God has done for us on that hill outside Jerusalem. We are only to believe in the gift which is given to us and give thanks for the overwhelming blessing which Christ has won for us.

John 16:16-33

¨ The grief of the disciples will ultimately turn to joy

John 15:18-27

The world will hate those that follow Jesus

John 15:1-17

Jesus is the vine and we are the branches.

John 14:25-31

Jesus promises to send the Holy Spirit

John 14:1-14

Jesus tries to comfort the disciples at the last supper.

Week 55 – The Last Supper

For many of us Maundy Thursday, the day before Jesus is crucified, is summed up by Jesus instituting Communion and washing His disciples’ feet. While those things happened on that day, Jesus did and said far more than those two particular events. John spends over 3 chapters recording Jesus’ words which were spoken the night He was arrested.  In those three chapters, Jesus speaks of many things, but a quick viewing will show that most of His words show love and concern for His immediate disciples and those of us who would believe in Him in the future. He prays over and over again that those who would be given faith in Him would be kept safe and remain faithful through the temptations they will face.

Luke 19:1-27

Zacchaeus was a wee little man, but he was a saved one

Week 54 – The beginning of the end that leads to a new beginning

Now that statement might be a very confusing title for a week of Bible readings… if it weren’t for the fact we are talking about God’s Son. You see, this week is the beginning of Jesus’ march to the cross. We start with our Savior riding into Jerusalem on a Donkey; something which had been predicted centuries before. Then we are unseen guests at the Last Supper where Jesus gives us the Sacrament of Holy Communion.

            These readings signal the beginning of the end of Jesus’ ministry. Still, as the title infers, these events are not the end of Jesus. Yes, Jesus is headed to the cross. Yes, He will die there just as he promised He would, but His journey does not end there. The cross is coming but so is the empty tomb.