Parables, and Miracles of Christ
Sufferings of Christ
FOR what purpose did Christ come into the world?
"This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that
Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am
chief." 1 Tim. 1:15.
constrained God to give His Son to die for man?
"For God so loved
the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that
whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting
life," John 3:16. See 1 John 4:9,10; Rom. 5:8.
3. What did
the prophet say Christ would be called to endure?
oppressed, and He was afflicted, yet He opened not His
mouth: He is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her
shearers is dumb, so He openeth not His mouth. He was taken from prison
and from judgment: and who shall declare His generation? for He was cut
off out of the land of the living: for the transgression of My people
was He stricken." Isa. 53:7,8.
4. Did Christ
know beforehand the treatment He was to receive?
took unto Him the twelve, and said unto them, Behold, we go up to Jerusalem, and
all things that are written by
concerning the Son of man shall be accomplished. For He shall be
delivered unto the Gentiles, and shall be mocked, and spitefully
entreated, and spitted
on: and, they shall scourge Him, and put Him to
death." Luke 18:31-33.
5. How heavy
was the burden which rested on His soul on the night of His betrayal?
"And He took with Him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and began to
be sorrowful and very heavy. Then saith He unto them, My soul is exceeding
sorrowful, even unto death: tarry ye here, and watch with Me."
prayer of Chris shows that the redemption of a lost world trembled in the
balance in that terrible hour?
"And He went a little farther, and fell on His face, and prayed,
saying, O My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from Me: nevertheless
not as I
will, but as Thou wilt." Verse 39,
7. How great was the agony of His
being in an agony He prayed more earnestly: and His sweat was as it were
great drops of blood falling down to the ground." Luke 22:44.
had prayed this remarkable prayer three times, what occurred?
while He yet spake, behold a multitude, and he that was called Judas, one
of the twelve, went before them, and drew near unto Jesus to kiss Him. But
Jesus said unto him, Judas, betrayest thou the Son of man with a kiss?"
place was Christ taken?
took they Him, and led Him, and brought Him into the high priest's
house. And Peter followed afar off." Verse 54.
10. While at the
high priest's house, how did Peter deny Him?
"Another confidently affirmed, saying, Of a truth this fellow also was
with Him: for he is a Galilean. And Peter said, Man, I know not what
thou sayest. And immediately, while he yet spake, the cock crew. And
the Lord turned, and looked upon Peter." Verses 59-61,
11. To what
insults was Christ subjected at the house of the high
men that held Jesus mocked Him, and smote Him. And when they had
blindfolded Him, they struck Him on the face, and asked Him, saying,
Prophesy, who is it that smote Thee?" Verses 63,64.
12. Where was
Christ next taken?
soon as it was day, the elders of the people and the chief priests and the
scribes came together, and led Him into their council." Verse
admission did they secure from Him as the basis of condemning Him?
said they all, Art Thou then the Son of God? And He said unto them, Ye
say that I am. And they said, What need we any further witness? for we
ourselves have heard of His own mouth." Verses 70,71.
14. What was
the next step in their plan to secure lawful authority to carry out their
the whole multitude of them arose, and led Him unto Pilate." Luke
Pilate desired Christ released, how did they remonstrate?
were the more fierce, saying, He stirreth up the people, teaching
throughout all Jewry, beginning from Galilee to this place." Verse 5.
has ever been a favorite accusation of the enemies of truth against the
work of true reformers. The Romans at this very time had a law forbidding
the teaching of any new religion "whereby the minds of men may be disturbed."
Pilate heard that Christ was from Galilee, what did he do?
soon as he knew that He belonged unto Herod's jurisdiction, he sent Him
to Herod, who himself also was at Jerusalem at that time." Verse
appeared to accuse Christ before Herod?
chief priests and scribes stood and vehemently accused Him."
18. To what
indignities did Herod subject the Saviour?
Herod with his men of war set Him at naught, and mocked Him, and
arrayed Him in a gorgeous robe, and sent Him again to Pilate."
19. What did
Pilate propose to do when Christ was again brought before him?
found no cause of death in Him: I will therefore chastise Him,
and let Him go." Verse
of consenting to His release, what did Christ's accusers now demand?
were instant [earnest] with loud voices, requiring that He might be
crucified. And the voices of them and of the chief priests
prevailed." Verse 23.
Pilate had declared his belief in Christ's innocence, yet
what cruel punishment did he inflict upon Him?
"Then Pilate therefore
took Jesus, and scourged Him." John 19:1.
shameful treatment did Christ receive from the soldiers?
they had platted a crown of thorns, they put it upon His head, and a
reed in His right hand: and they bowed the knee before Him, and mocked
Him, saying, Hail, King of the Jews! And they spit upon Him, and took
the reed, and smote Him on the head." Matt. 27:29,30.
bringing Him to the place of crucifixion, what drink was offered Christ to
gave Him vinegar to drink mingled with gall: and when He had tasted
thereof, He would not drink." Verse 34.
24. In what
prayer for those who crucified Him did Christ manifest the true spirit of
the gospel,-love for sinners?
said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do."
25. With what
words did the chief priests and others mock Jesus while on the cross?
"Likewise also the chief priests mocking Him, with the scribes and elders,
said, He saved others; Himself He cannot save. If He be the King of
Israel, let Him now come down from the cross, and we will believe
Him." Matt. 27:41,42.
their blindness they could not see that Christ could not save others and
save Himself at the same time.
26. As He
cried out in agony on the cross, and said, "I thirst," what was
straightway one of them ran, and took a sponge, and filled it with
vinegar, and put it on a reed, and gave Him to drink." Verse
48. See John 19:28,29.
closed this terrible scene?
Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, He said It is
finished: and He bowed His head, and gave up the ghost." John
28. By what
miracle, and phenomenon in nature did God indicate the character of the
deed which was being committed?
was about the sixth hour [noon], and there was a darkness over all the
earth until the ninth hour. And the sun was darkened, and the
veil of the temple was rent in the midst." Luke 23:44,45.
divine purpose was wrought out in the sufferings of Christ?
became Him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in
bringing many sons unto glory, to make the Captain of their salvation
perfect through sufferings." Heb. 2:10.
30. For whom
did Christ suffer all these things?
"He was wounded
for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities: the
chastisement of our peace was upon Him; and with His stripes we are
healed." Isa. 53:5.
31. How much
was included in the gift of Christ for the salvation of man?
that spared not His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall
He not with Him also freely give us all things?" Rom. 8:32.
midnight; and on Olives' brow
The star is
dimmed that lately shone:
'Tis midnight; in the garden, now,
Saviour prays alone.
and from all removed,
wrestles lone with fears;
E'en that disciple whom He loved
Heeds not His
Master's grief and tears.
midnight; and for others' guilt
The Man of
Sorrows weeps in blood;
Yet He who hath in anguish knelt,
Is not forsaken
by His God.
midnight; and from ether plains
Is borne the
song that angels know;
Unheard by mortals are the strains
soothe the Saviour's woe.
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