Jesus Christ: The Events of His Death

SECTION 7: Why Did Jesus Die?

7A- Understanding His Mission - the Fall

7B-Understanding His Mission - Restoration

7C- God's Plan To Reverse The Fall of Man

7D- What Happened That Led to Christ's Death?

7E- His Death Was Voluntary

7F- Man's Heart

7G- How Is It That When Jesus Died We Also Died?

7H- Jesus Covers our Past and Present Sins

7I- Jesus Covers our Future

7J- The Day Christ Died

7K-Dark Days


Man's Problem and God's Cure

Introduction- Man's Problem and God's Cure
By Colleen Donahue

Part 1 - The Plan From Eternity
Christ's Death and Resurrection
 - What happened?

MPGC1 - The Plan
We learn in this first class that Christ's death and resurrection was planned by God and Jesus. It was then implemented when the time was right. Jesus was not put to death. He chose to die.

MPGC2- Blind Unbelief That Led to Christ's Death
How does it happen that man becomes so hardened and blind that he can no longer respond to the truth? We learn in this study how we can lose the ability to recognize goodness and truth.

MPGC3- Judas Betrays Christ
How could Judas that had walked so closely with Jesus become the one to betray him? Could we be vulnerable ourselves to commit such an act of treachery?

MPGC4 - The Last Supper: The End and the Beginning
This Passover feast would have one last time of teaching for Jesus and the disciples. The Passover event in history was soon to become a final reality as Christ our passover lamb would take his place as the final sacrifice for all men. These are not just interesting intellectual concepts. They are vital for every man and woman today that is in their own unique bondage and longs to be free.

MPGC5 - The Last Supper: A New Covenant - Our Secret to Freedom
Jesus was soon to be the fulfillment of the old covenant and the mediator of the new covenant. What does this mean and how does it apply to us today? If you are tired of trying and failing then be glad. You are ready for the revelation of the new covenant which is our secret to freedom!

MPGC6- The Last Supper: A Final Lesson in Love - Part 1
When the Lord hears his disciples bickering at this final, sacred hour together he sees his opportunity for a final lesson in love and what it means to serve.

MPGC7- The Last Supper: A Final Lesson in Love - Part 2
A dispute had broken out amongst the disciples at the Passover feast and Jesus used it as a final teaching moment. While Luke records what Jesus said, John records what Jesus did. It was to be a lesson that they would never forget.

MPGC8- The Last Supper: Reward and Predictions
When Christ's last lesson in love was over he had a reward for his band of disciples. But after the reward came some very startling predictions!

MPGC9- The Last Supper: Bad News
The disciples were stunned by the news that Jesus was telling them. The Lord delivered the bad news in between comfort and love like a sandwich with tough meat.

MPGC10- The Last Supper: Christ's Comfort to His Disciples and To Us
Jesus knew that his dear disciples were frightened and grief stricken with what He had just told them. But now he tells them some of the best news that they could ever hear. This news is not for them only but for us today as well.

MPGC11- The Last Supper: Jesus Imparts His Legacy to His Disciples and To Us
In this study we focus on the legacies that Jesus is leaving to his disciples mentioned in John 14-16. These same legacies are also left to us centuries later.

MPGC12- Jesus Prays for Us!
In this study of John 17 we get a glimpse into what Jesus prays for his disciples and for us! We'll learn what is important to Jesus to pray for.

MPGC13- The Garden of Gethsemane - "Thy Will Be Done"
Gethsemane was the first step in freeing Christ's spirit to return to God. In the garden, Christ's soul was opened to accept and embrace God's will. "Our Gethsemane" is where our minds face the facts about something, our emotions settle down to a calm that enables our will to choose what God wants rather than what we want.

MPGC14 - On Trial Before the Jewish Leaders
Once arrested, Christ would undergo four trials. The first two trials would be before the Jewish leaders. Jesus is the one on trial but the Jewish leaders would be revealed as the men they really were.

MPGC15- Meanwhile ... Peter
We'll look in this study at the dangerous path that led to Peter's denial of Jesus. It's the same path that leads to our own denial of Jesus when we commit sin.

MPGC16- Christ's Trial Before the Roman Authorities
We'll look in this study at how the Jews came up with charges that would condemn Jesus before the Jewish people and the Romans. Going on trial before the Romans was the only way the Jews could have Jesus put to death.

MPGC17- Drawn To the Cross: Simon of Cyrene - What To Do When Trouble is Forced Upon You
What do we do when trouble is forced upon us? We'll find our answer to this by studying an event in Simon of Cyrene's life when he was forced to carry Christ's cross.

MPGC18 - Drawn To the Cross: Christ's Mother
The cross had become like a magnet drawing hearts that were open and ready. In this study we will look at Christ's Mother who didn't realize it but was fulfilling a prophecy even while she stood there in her grief.

MPGC19- Drawn To the Cross: The Penitent Thief - An Eleventh Hour Salvation
Whenever Jesus comes among men they have a choice to make concerning him. We'll see this clearly when Jesus is placed between two thieves on the cross.

MPGC20 - Drawn To the Cross: Barabbas, The Soldiers, The Jewish Leadership
At all executions there was a cast of characters present representing every kind of man and attitude. In this study we look at Barabbas, the soldiers, and the Jewish leaders present at Christ's crucifixion.

MPGC21- Drawn To the Cross: The Women, Mary Magdalene, Nicodemus, Joseph of Arimathea
Jesus did have some friends in the crowd which must have comforted him a great deal. This is our last study looking at some of the individual characters that were waiting at the cross. We look first at the "waiting women" and then to Nicodemus and Joseph of Arimathea.

MPGC22- The Last Words - Seven Statements From the Cross
The last words of anyone's life are important. Jesus made seven statements from the cross and this study looks at six of them so that we can see their significance then and also for today.

MPGC23- Death and Burial
As we walk through Christ's death and burial we'll witness with the crowd some of the strange events that occurred and make some sense of them.

MPGC24- Resurrection
Despite all the evil plans of men, death could not hold Jesus in the grave. The fact of the resurrection changed the world at that time and continues to change it today. Because of the Resurrection Jesus is not someone to be studied but to be met!

MPGC25- Was the Risen Jesus The Same as the Buried Jesus?
Was the Jesus that rose from the dead the same Jesus that was buried? We'll look carefully in this study at the wonderful transformation that occurred in the tomb and how this actually affects us in a big way today.

MPGC26-The Days After the Resurrection
In the days following the resurrection the Lord had one more thing to do before he left earth. He had to convince his sorrowful, fearful disciples that he still loved them and that he was a risen Lord that had broken the power of death.

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