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Your will - a Christian perspective
As his death neared, Jesus prayed that his fate might be averted--but even in doing so, he humbly submitted himself to God. He asked that God's will be done, even if it meant horrible suffering for Jesus.
Helpless in the Bible - a Christian perspective
Jesus' compassion underlined everything he did. Here, while he was traveling around Israel preaching, he is moved by the helplessness of the harassed and oppressed people who gather to hear him.
Destroy this temple - a Christian perspective
Jesus predicted his own death and resurrection well before they took place. He often couched his prophesies in parables or metaphors. Here, he describes himself as a temple that, when destroyed, will be rebuilt again three days later.
"Virgin" in the Bible: Isaiah 7:14
Long before Jesus was born, it was prophesied that he would be born to a virgin. That's exactly what happened--Christ was born to the virgin Mary, as recounted in the Gospels. This is the original prophecy from the Old Testament figure Isaiah.
Thirsty - a Christian perspective
The salvation and spiritual nourishment that Jesus offers is compared to a stream of life-giving water--sufficient to quench our thirst.
Jesus pray - a Christian perspective
When Jesus prayed he often went off by himself. In these verses from Mark, we see him rising before the day even began and finding a place to be alone in order to pray.
The cross - a Christian perspective
The cross of Jesus Christ lies at the heart of everything a Christian does. When we feel overwhelmed, we are to focus our attention on the person of Christ, remembering his sacrifice on the cross.
Submission in the Bible: Mark 14:36
On the eve of his betrayal, Jesus prayed to God for rescue from the suffering he was about to endure. In the ultimate act of submission to God's will, Jesus here states his acceptance of God's will, whether or not his prayer is answered the way he personally prefers.
Good Friday in the Bible: Matthew 27:32-61
"Good Friday" is what the Christian church has named the day that Jesus died on the cross. This is the account of that fateful day, when Christ died and was buried in the tomb from which he would rise just a few days later.
Crucify in the Bible: Matthew 27:20-26
When Jesus was put on trial, the crowd that gathered to watch the proceedings was asked what they wanted done with him. Their awful demand was "Crucify him."