Questions after watching The Sobbing Stone

  • Do you believe the crucifixion really happened?
  • Is there a difference between remorse and repentance?  If so, what?
  • What do Judas and the upset science professor have in common?
  • If you were a murderer, would you deny it . . when you already have someone extending you a pardon?
  • At one point, one of the characters asks, Why didn’t Judas repent?  How would you answer that?
  • What do you think are the different ways of coping with regret?
  • How do you cope with regret?
  • Do people refuse to believe in the resurrection more because it is a miracle, or because we are all implicated in the guilt of the crucifixion?
  • If our ideas in science are in conflict with the resurrection, what do you think needs to happen?
  • If the crucifixion and the resurrection really happened, what kind of respect do you believe Jesus is worthy of receiving?
  • Do you believe Jesus is real?  How does your belief, or unbelief, change your life?
  • What do you think stands in the way of people putting their faith in Jesus?
  • Does anything stand in your way of putting your faith in Jesus?  If so, what is it?
  • When the “paranormal specialists” discover the origin of the seeing stone, they encounter Jesus and fall down in worship.  But the scientist who brought them the stone had already seemingly discovered the same information, yet he is unworshipful.  What is the difference?
  • Why does the science professor seem so haunted throughout the movie?
  • Are there benefits of denial?  Are there drawbacks?
  • If Jesus’ crucifixion paid the price for sin, how serious is sin?
  • If we are sinners, how serious is our condition?
  • If we can be forgiven, but we choose not to be because we deny our sin and/or refuse to accept Jesus to take our place, what do you think our punishment should be?
  • The Sobbing Stone is the idea that the sounds of the crucifixion have traveled across time and involve all of us.  If God is outside of time, and He knew Adam would sin before He had even created Him, and He made a way to save Adam’s race, how long do you think He knew the sounds and saw the vision of what the crucifixion would be like?
  • God the Father, God the Son, and God the Spirit are all radically a part of the crucifixion.  And yet, from the time of pre-creation to the cross, God actively chose to follow through with His rescue plan.  What do you think this says about God’s love, courage, and mercy?

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