Jesus’ death

How can we know that Jesus was really God’s Son and that he died and rose again.  Many were eye witnesses to the events surrounding Jesus’ death.  Even the Roman centurion that stood at the cross after seeing the events unfold acknowledged that surely this was the Son of God.

Jesus' death - stone rolled in front of the tomb

But fortunately for us, Jesus’ death wasn’t the end of the story.  Jesus conquered death and the grave and rose again to give us new life in him.  Check out Jesus’ resurrection to read the rest of the story.

“But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds are we healed.”  Isaiah 53:5

“We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to our own way; and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all.”  Isaiah 53:6

“No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord.  I have authority to lay it down and authority to take it up again.  This command I received from my Father.”  John 10:18

“When he had received the drink, Jesus said ‘It is finished.’  With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.” John 19:30

“And when Jesus had cried out again in a loud voice, he gave up his spirit.  At that moment the curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom.  The earth shook and the rocks split.  The tombs broke open and the bodies of many holy people who had died were raised to life.  They came out of the tombs, and after Jesus’ resurrection they went into the holy city and appeared to many people.”  Matthew 27:50-53

“When the centurion and those with him who were guarding Jesus saw the earthquake and all that had happened, they were terrified, and exclaimed, “Surely he was the Son of God!”  Matthew 27:54

“…without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness.”  Hebrews 9:22b

“He himself bore our sins” in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; “by his wounds you have been healed.”  I Peter 2:24

“You are worthy to take the scroll and to open its seals, because you were slain, and with your blood you purchased for God persons from every tribe and language and people and nation.”  Revelation 5:9b