03/28/2021 Easter – Part 1
Do not Forget, Remember Jesus
Eternity Past, Age of Gentiles, Age of Israel, Hypostatic Union, Church Age, Tribulation, Millennium, Eternal future
Before you begin this Bible study, If you have never believed in Jesus Christ as your Savior, John 3:16 tells us: “ For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him, shall not perish, but have eternal life.’ Simply have faith that Jesus Christ died on the cross for your sins and you will have eternal life and be saved. If you have believed in Jesus Christ as your Savior; then 1 John 1:9 tells us; “If you confess your sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” Simply privately tell God the Father your sins to be filled with God the Holy Spirit and He will teach you Bible truth. (Rebound)
Promise Memory Verse
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son,
that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.” John 3:16
Are your ever way too busy going on Easter egg hunts, melting malted milk balls on your tongue or chewing red, green and purple jelly beans that you forget to think about Jesus on Easter morning?
This year please don’t forget Jesus. He died for everyone’s sins and is alive right now and best of all, if you believe that, you will get eternal life. When your body dies, your soul will go straight to Heaven.
Jesus didn’t gather up bars of gold, diamond necklaces, or billions of dollars and then wait in a long line at Wal-Mart to pay for our sins. He
let Himself be nailed to a cross and was separated from God the Father for the very first time.
He could have called ten thousand angels to rescue Him, but He stayed on that cross because He loved everyone and wanted to rescue all of us and give us the greatest gift of all eternal life.
Let’s take a peek at what happened over 2000 years ago. Jesus was born without an old sin nature like we have because only somebody that was perfect could pay for our sins.
One day, Jesus had his last supper with His twelve disciples. One of the disciples, Judas Iscariot left during the meal because some evil Jewish leaders were going to pay him thirty pieces of silver if he handed Jesus over to them.
After the meal, Jesus went to a garden to pray; His disciples went with Him, but soon they fell fast asleep. Judas Iscariot arrived with lots of soldiers to arrest Jesus.
Jesus was taken prisoner, even though He didn’t break any laws. The only thing He ever did was obey God the Father. He loved every single person in the whole world including all of the people who were mean to Him.
There were many religious leaders who hated Him and wanted Him dead. They spit at Him, punched Him, slapped him in the face, and some of them even pulled hair out of his beard and put a crown of thorns on His head, ouch!
One of His disciples, Peter loved Jesus very much. He got scared when he saw all of the horrible things that were happening to Jesus and told 3 different people that he didn’t know Jesus.
Jesus had 6 unfair trials and was innocent. Despite this, Jesus was beaten with a whip many times. At last, it was decided that Jesus would be crucified.
It was very painful when they nailed His hands and feet to the cross and then stood it up in the air. Every bone in his body must have hurt. While He was on the cross most of the people that saw Him kept telling Him to get off the cross and save Himself and they kept on making fun of Him.
Jesus stayed on the cross anyway because He loved us, while on the cross; He even forgave everyone that put Him there. He was on the cross for six hours. During the last 3 hours; it was completely dark, so dark that nobody could see at all.
Finally, our sins were paid for and Jesus yelled out “It is finished”, (tetelestai) which means Salvation for all mankind is finished forever. Right after that He died, there was a huge earthquake!
Next a soldier put his spear in Jesus side and found that He was dead. His body was wrapped in cloth and put in a tomb. This is not the end of Jesus though … To be continued next week.