The Death of Jesus

Wednesday Bible Study, April 22, 2020

Lesson 5: “The Death of Jesus”


  • Mark 15:22-39
  • John 19:30
  • Psalms 22:1-3
  • Psalms 22:6-18
    (Scripture passages are posted in comments below.)

Consider how he died

Talk of death is commonplace in our world, even more so now with COVID-19.
So, what makes Jesus’ death so different? Read Mark 15:22-32. Consider how He died, and for whom He died.

According to verses 27 and 28, what is the significance of with whom Christ was crucified?

Verse 29 tells us that those who were passing by were hurling abuse and wagging their heads at Jesus. Could this be some of the same crowd praising Him on Palm Sunday?

In Mark 15:33-39, what happened as Christ was dying? (v. 33 & 34)
What is the significance of what Jesus cried out in verse 34?
Look at 2 Corinthians 5:21 to gain insight.

In Mark 15:38-39, what occurred? What understanding did the centurion get at Christ’s death?

It is finished!

In John 19:30, Jesus cries out, “It is finished!” It was the end of Jesus’ earthly life, but what greater implication does Jesus’ statement have?

Read Psalm 22:1-3; 6-28. Consider the similarities with the story of the crucifixion.

Kay Arthur says, “Sin’s debt has been paid in full. There is no other sacrifice to be made. The sacrifice of Jesus broke sin’s power; you don’t have to live in bondage any longer.”

- Rev. John D. Guess, Pastor

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