lesson eight
Burning Hearts

His Death

Hung on a Tree

(Deuteronomy 21:22-23) "If a man has committed a sin deserving of death, and he is put to death, and you hang him on a tree, 23his body shall not remain overnight on the tree, but you shall surely bury him that day, so that you do not defile the land which the LORD your God is giving you as an inheritance; for he who is hanged is accursed of God."


(1 Peter 2:24) who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness; by whose stripes you were healed.

Hands and Feet Pierced

(Psalms 22:16) For dogs have surrounded Me; The congregation of the wicked has enclosed Me. They pierced My hands and My feet;


(John 20:25-28) . . ."Unless I see in His hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and put my hand into His side, I will not believe." 26 Eight days later, His disciples were again in the house, and Thomas with them. Jesus came, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, "Peace to you!" 27 Then He said to Thomas, "Reach your finger here, and look at My hands; and reach your hand here, and put it into My side. Do not be unbelieving, but believing." 28 And Thomas answered and said to Him, "My Lord and my God!"

Made Intercession for His Murderers

(Isaiah 53:12) Therefore I will divide Him a portion with the great, And He shall divide the spoil with the strong, Because He poured out His soul unto death, And He was numbered with the transgressors, And He bore the sin of many, And made intercession for the transgressors.


(Luke 23:34) Then Jesus said, "Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do." And they divided His garments and cast lots

Clothes Gambled For

(Psalms 22:18) They divide My garments among them, And for My clothing they cast lots.


(Matthew 27:35) Then they crucified Him, and divided His garments, casting lots, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet: "They divided My garments among them, And for My clothing they cast lots."

Mocked & Scorned

(Psalms 22:6-8) But I am a worm, and no man; A reproach of men, and despised by the people. 7 All those who see Me ridicule Me; They shoot out the lip, they shake the head, saying, 8 "He trusted in the LORD, let Him rescue Him; Let Him deliver Him, since He delights in Him!"


(Luke 23:35-37) And the people stood looking on. But even the rulers with them sneered, saying, "He saved others; let Him save Himself if He is the Christ, the chosen of God." 36 The soldiers also mocked Him, coming and offering Him sour wine, 37and saying, "If You are the King of the Jews, save Yourself."

Crucified with Thieves

(Isaiah 53:12) Therefore I will divide Him a portion with the great, And He shall divide the spoil with the strong, Because He poured out His soul unto death, And He was numbered with the transgressors, And He bore the sin of many, And made intercession for the transgressors.


(Mark 15:27-28) With Him they also crucified two robbers, one on His right and the other on His left. 28 So the Scripture was fulfilled which says, "And He was numbered with the transgressors."

Given Gall & Vinegar

(Psalms 69:21) They also gave me gall for my food, And for my thirst they gave me vinegar to drink.


(John 19:28-29) After this, Jesus, knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the Scripture might be fulfilled, said, "I thirst!" 29 Now a vessel full of sour wine was sitting there; and they filled a sponge with sour wine, put it on hyssop, and put it to His mouth.

No Bones Broken

(Psalms 34:20) He guards all his bones; Not one of them is broken.


(John 19:33-36) But when they came to Jesus and saw that He was already dead, they did not break His legs. 34But one of the soldiers pierced His side with a spear, and immediately blood and water came out. 35And he who has seen has testified, and his testimony is true; and he knows that he is telling the truth, so that you may believe. 36For these things were done that the Scripture should be fulfilled, "Not one of His bones shall be broken."

His Side to be Pierced

(Zechariah 12:10) "And I will pour on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem the Spirit of grace and supplication; then they will look on Me whom they pierced. Yes, they will mourn for Him as one mourns for his only son, and grieve for Him as one grieves for a firstborn."


(John 19:34) But one of the soldiers pierced His side with a spear, and immediately blood and water came out.

Buried With the Rich

(Isaiah 53:9) And they made His grave with the wicked; But with the rich at His death, Because He had done no violence, Nor was any deceit in His mouth.


(Matthew 27:57-60) Now when evening had come, there came a rich man from Arimathea, named Joseph, who himself had also become a disciple of Jesus. 58 This man went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus. Then Pilate commanded the body to be given to him. 59 When Joseph had taken the body, he wrapped it in a clean linen cloth, 60 and laid it in his new tomb which he had hewn out of the rock; and he rolled a large stone against the door of the tomb, and departed.

Rise on the 3rd Day

(Hosea 6:2) After two days He will revive us; On the third day He will raise us up, That we may live in His sight.


(Luke 24:46) Then He said to them, "Thus it is written, and thus it was necessary for the Christ to suffer and to rise from the dead the third day"

(1 Corinthians 15:3-4) For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, 4 and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures

Raised Before Corruption

(Psalms 16:10) For You will not leave my soul in Sheol, Nor will You allow Your Holy One to see corruption.


(Matthew 28:9) And as they went to tell His disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, "Rejoice!" So they came and held Him by the feet and worshiped Him.

(Acts 2:31) "He, foreseeing this, spoke concerning the resurrection of the Christ, that His soul was not left in Hades, nor did His flesh see corruption.

Ascended to Heaven

(Psalms 68:18) You have ascended on high, You have led captivity captive; You have received gifts among men, Even from the rebellious, That the LORD God might dwell there.


(Luke 24:51) Now it came to pass, while He blessed them, that He was parted from them and carried up into heaven.

Lesson 8

His Death

Group Discussion Questions

1. How was Jesus made "accursed by God" (Deuteronomy 21:22-23; I Peter 2:21-25; Galatians 3:13 & 14)?

2. How was the fulfillment of Psalm 22:16 proved to Thomas and the other disciples?

3. What is intercession? What intercession did Jesus make for His murderers? How does Jesus continue to make intercession today?

4. What lesson(s) does Jesus' forgiving spirit leave for those who would "follow in His footsteps"?

5. From John 19:23 &24, describe the garments for which the Roman soldiers bargained.

6. Read Psalms 22:6-8 and Luke 23:35-37. Describe the mockery Jesus endured during His trial. What showed their lack of understanding of who Jesus was?

7. From Luke 23:39-43, tell of the characters of the two crucified with Jesus.

8. Why did the Roman soldiers offer Jesus vinegar to drink?

9. From Matthew 27:45-54, tell what happened between the sixth and the ninth hour.

10. Why were the soldiers breaking the legs of those hanging with Jesus? Why were Jesus' not broken? Instead of breaking Jesus' legs, what did the soldier do to Jesus?

11. Describe how Jesus was "buried with the rich." According to the prophet Isaiah, what was the reason behind this?

12. What happened on the third day after Jesus' death that fulfilled prophecy?

13. Of whom was David speaking in Psalm 16:10? What insight does Acts 2:22-36 add?

14.In Matthew 12:38-40, Jesus prophesied His death, burial and resurrection. What term did He use to describe these events? Why was that term used?

15. Read Acts 2:33 & 34 and Acts 5:31. What happened to Jesus after He ascended?

16. What were the apostles told as they gazed up into heaven after Jesus in Acts 1:11?

17. Why did God make prophecies and leave the written records surrounding their fulfillment?

Women IN God's Service

Burning Hearts - His Death (lesson 8)
Ladies Bible Class Lesson, 23 February 1999
West-Ark Church of Christ, Fort Smith, Arkansas
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