Study Seven: The Death of Christ!
23:32-49 "Two criminals were
led out to be put to death with Jesus. When the soldiers came to the
called "The Skull, they nailed Jesus to a cross. They also nailed
the two criminals to crosses, one on each side of Jesus.
said, "Father, forgive these people!
They don't know what they're doing."
the crowd stood there watching Jesus,
the soldiers gambled for his clothes. The leaders insulted him by
"He saved others. Now he should save himself, if he really is God's
soldiers made fun of Jesus and brought
him some wine. They said, "If you are the king of the Jews, save
him was a sign that said, "This is
the King of the Jews."
of the criminals hanging there also
insulted Jesus by saying, "Aren't you the Messiah? Save yourself and
the other criminal told the first one
off, "Don't you fear God? Aren't you getting the same punishment as
man? We got what was coming to us, but he didn't do anything wrong."
he said to Jesus, "Remember me when you come into power!"
replied, "I promise that today you
will be with me in paradise."
midday the sky turned dark and stayed
that way until the middle of the afternoon. The sun stopped shining,
the curtain in the temple split down the middle. 46Jesus shouted,
I put myself in your hands!" Then he died.
the Roman officer saw what had happened,
he praised God and said, "Jesus must really have been a good man!"
crowd had gathered to see the terrible
sight. After they saw it, they felt broken-hearted and went home. All
of Jesus' close friends and the women who had come with him from
stood at a distance and watched."
was the response of Jesus to? -
The soldiers nailing his
The criminal who wanted to change
How did the following
people treat Jesus?
The rulers ___________________________________________
The crowd ___________________________________________
The other criminal
The Roman soldier
If you were there
How should we respond ___________________________________________