of the Death of Jesus
So many in the world today place too
much emphasis on the birth of Christ that they fail to see the Bible teaches
us that we are to remember His death. This lesson will help to properly
apply what we are to remember about Jesus and when.
I. The accounts of the
death of Christ
A. Matthew 26:47-27:56,
Mark 14:43-15:41, Luke 22:47-23:49, and John 18:1-19:37.
II. The death of Christ saved
1. Some things revealed
in Mark, Luke, and John not recorded in Matthew’s account that add some
detail to the death of Christ:
a. Mark 14:51-52 the
young man that fled naked.
b. Mark 14:56-59 many of the
witnesses that were false were not in agreement.
c. Mark 14:71 Peter cursing
at his remembrance of the Lord telling him he would deny the Lord.
d. Mark 15:7 Barabbas was a
e. Mark 15:16 the place the
soldiers mocked Jesus was a hall called Praetorium (the residence of the
f. Mark 15:25 it was the third
hour of the day.
g. Mark 15:28 reveals that it
was prophesied he would be numbered with the transgressors (thieves on
the cross) Isaiah 53:12.
h. Luke 22:51 Jesus put the
servant that had his ear cut off back on.
i. Luke 23:7-12 Pilate sent
Jesus to Herod only to get Jesus back.
j. Luke 23:27-31 Jesus converses
with the great company following Him.
k. Luke 23:34 Jesus shows mercy
l. Luke 23:39-43 Jesus conversed
with the thief on the cross.
m. John 18:10-11 the record
reveals it was Peter that cut off the servants ear and the record reveals
that this was an attempt to impede Jesus’ duty to die on the Cross.
n. John 18:19-24 Jesus was questioned
of His doctrine.
o. John 18:36-37 Jesus answers
Pilate with His Kingdom not being of this world…
p. John 19:26-27 Jesus addresses
q. John 19:31-37 The piercing
of the side of Jesus and why.
A. Christ died for our
sins I Corinthians 15:3 “For I delivered unto you first of all that
which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the
III. The death of Christ is
what we are told to remember
B. Without the shedding of blood
there is no remission of sins Hebrews 9:22-28.
1. His blood was shed
for the remission of sins Matthew 26:28
a. Sinners receive the
remission of sins in baptism Acts 2:38.
b. His blood washes away our
sins Revelation 1:5 – our sins are washed in baptism Acts 22:16.
C. Romans 5:6-9 “For when
we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.
7. For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for
a good man some would even dare to die. 8. But God commendeth his
love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
9. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved
from wrath through him.”
A. In the Lord’s Supper
I Corinthians 11:23-26
IV. The question of the Season
(December) – When should we remember Christ?
B. Bible Authority applied properly
shows us that we cannot add or take from God’s word (Revelation 22:18-19
& Deuteronomy 4:2).
1. Example: today many
observe Christmas and the birth of Christ. However, Christ does not
tell us to do so.
a. It is His authority
we need for all things Colossians 3:17.
A. The first day of
the week Acts 20:7
B. We are not supposed to be
caught up in religious traditions made by men Galatians 4:9-11 “9. But
now, after that ye have known God, or rather are known of God, how turn
ye again to the weak and beggarly elements, whereunto ye desire again to
be in bondage? 10. Ye observe days, and months, and times, and years.
11. I am afraid of you, lest I have bestowed upon you labour in vain.”
Our Lord placed such an important
command on us to remember His death. That is His will. Man’s
doctrine teaches otherwise and of course we are not to obey that (Acts
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