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Monday, March 28, 2016

Easter Bible Passages: Saved by Grace through Faith


 
When researching Easter bible passages, we also need to consider without the birth of Christ there would be no Easter bible passages. Christmas and Easter go hand-in-hand.
We also need to think about how we are saved by grace through faith.  You can find that passage in Ephesians 2:8-10

Easter Bible Passages:

Now lets’ start researching Easter passages, go back and start with the week before. We refer to that Sunday as Palm Sunday. Why, because Jesus road on a young donkey into the town as they took palm branches and hailed him King.

  • John 12:12-13 “The next day, the news that Jesus was on the way to Jerusalem swept through the city. A huge crowd of Passover visitors took palm branches and went down the road to meet him. They shouted, “Praise God! Bless the one who comes in the name of the Lord! Hail to the King of Israel!””

Jesus Prays in Gethsemane

Now fast forward one week and all had changed for Jesus the Christ.  Jesus shared a meal and communion with his 12 disciples, commonly known as the Last Supper, after which Jesus went into the garden of Gethsemane to pray. Jesus being born of a virgin and raised as a carpenters’ son, was fully aware he was born to die on the cross for our sins; therefore, he chose to retreat to the garden to pray to his heavenly father.

  • Matthew 26:36-46 Then Jesus brought them to an olive grove called Gethsemane, and he said, “Sit here while I go on ahead to pray.”  He took Peter and Zebedee’s two sons, James and John, and he began to be filled with anguish and deep distress. He told them, “My soul is crushed with grief to the point of death. Stay here and watch with me.” He went on a little farther and fell face down on the ground, praying, “My Father! If it is possible, let this cup of suffering be taken away from me. Yet I want your will, not mine.” Then he returned to the disciples and found them asleep. He said to Peter, “Couldn’t you stay awake and watch with me even one hour?  Keep alert and pray. Otherwise temptation will overpower you. For though the spirit is willing enough, the body is weak!” Again he left them and prayed, “My Father! If this cup cannot be taken away until I drink it, your will be done.”  He returned to them again and found them sleeping, for they just couldn’t keep their eyes open. So he went back to pray a third time, saying the same things again. Then he came to the disciples and said, “Still sleeping? Still resting? Look, the time has come. I, the Son of Man, am betrayed into the hands of sinners. Up, let’s be going. See, my betrayer is here!”

Judas Iscariot, one of the 12 disciples, betrayed Jesus in the garden. Not only did he betray Jesus for 30 pieces of silver, he did it in a prearranged way to the Jewish officials. In order for them to make the arrest of the right man, Judas did it by giving Jesus a kiss.
You can read this story in Matthew 26:46-49

Jesus Arrested

After they arrested Jesus, they tortured and beat him until he was unrecognizable.  They spit in his face and even mocked with a crown of thorns. Recorded in Isaiah 50:6, you can read where they even pulled out his beard.

 

o      Matthew 27: 29; NLT, They made a crown of long, sharp thorns and put it on his head, and they placed a stick in his right hand as a scepter. Then they knelt before him in mockery, yelling, “Hail! King of the Jews!”

 

Easter Bible Passages about The Death of Jesus:

 

If you have the impression Jesus, the son of God, did not suffer, you are wrong. He suffered tremendously, he was the son of God yet human just like you and I. The only difference was, he was perfect and he never sinned, yet paid for our sins with his life. 

 

o      Matthew 27: 35-37; NLT, After they had nailed him to the cross, the soldiers gambled for his clothes by throwing dice. Then they sat around and kept guard as he hung there. A signboard was fastened to the cross above Jesus’ head, announcing the charge against him. It read: “This is Jesus, the King of the Jews.”

 

Yes, the Bible states they nailed Jesus to the cross; the soldiers drove stakes into his hands and pierced his side.  To Thomas, often known as doubting Thomas, Jesus directly tells him to touch his hand and side to feel the wounds. 

 

o      John 20: 26-27 “Jesus was standing among them. He said, “Peace be with you.” Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here and see my hands. Put your hand into the wound in my side. Don’t be faithless any longer. Believe!””

 

In John 19: 32-37 you can read where they told the soldiers to break his legs, like the thieves, to speed up the death and pierced his side. However, by not breaking his bones it fulfilled the prophecy in, Psalms 34:19-20; KJV. 

 

o      In Luke 23: 44-47 “ It was now about noon, and darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon, for the sun stopped shining. And the curtain of the temple was torn in two. Jesus called out with a loud voice, “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.” When he had said this, he breathed his last. The centurion, seeing what had happened, praised God and said, “Surely this was a righteous man.”

 

Praise God the story does not end there; the tomb is empty as Jesus rose from the dead and still lives today. He is the only reason for the Easter Bible Passages: Saved by Grace through Faith.

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