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Lesson 11

The plan for mankind’s salvation was made long before Jesus was born. God predicted the dark day of sadness that was to come when he would be taking care of the body of Jesus. 

Amos 8:9 Christian Standard Bible
9 And in that day—this is the declaration of the Lord God—I will make the sun go down at noon; I will darken the land in the daytime.

Luke 23:44 Amplified Bible
44 It was now about the sixth hour (noon), and darkness came over the whole land until the ninth hour (3:00 p.m.),

Psalm 31:5 21st Century King James Version
5 Into Thine hand I commit my spirit; Thou hast redeemed me, O Lord God of truth.

Luke 23:46 Easy-to-Read Version
46 Jesus shouted, “Father, I put my life in your hands!” After Jesus said this, he died.

Psalm 34:20 Evangelical Heritage Version
20 He watches over all his bones; not one of them will be broken.

John 19:33 Jubilee Bible 2000
33 But when they came to Jesus and saw that he was dead already, they did not break his legs,

Isaiah 53:9 New Life Version
9 They gave Him a grave with the sinful, but with the rich at His death, for He had done no wrong, and there was nothing false in His mouth.

Luke 23:52-53 New English Translation
52 He went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus. 53 Then he took it down, wrapped it in a linen cloth, and placed it in a tomb cut out of the rock, where no one had yet been buried.

Psalm 16:10 GOD’S WORD Translation
10 because you do not abandon my soul to the grave or allow your holy one to decay.

1 Corinthians 15:3-4 Living Bible
3 I passed on to you right from the first what had been told to me, that Christ died for our sins just as the Scriptures said he would, 4 and that he was buried, and that three days afterwards he arose from the grave just as the prophets foretold.

All of the ancient prophecies surrounding the death of Jesus were fulfilled. Jesus knew these prophecies and spent his life making sure they all came true. His life’s mission was to do the will of his father in all things as he proclaimed the Kingdom of God. Why was Jesus so driven to complete his mission? What would have happened if Jesus failed? How are people forgiven of their sins?

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