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The Cross and the Empty Tomb

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The Road to the Cross

Was Jesus crucified on a Friday? If so, how did He spend three days in the tomb if He was resurrected on Sunday?

Who was responsible for Christ’s death?

What trials did Jesus face before His crucifixion?

What is the meaning of those who were raised to life at Jesus’ death (Matthew 27:52-53)?

What is the passion of Christ?

What happened during Jesus’ last hours before His death?

What are the Stations of the Cross and what can we learn from them?

Did the Romans give Jesus 39 lashes?

If Jesus was crucified on the Day of Preparation, why had He already eaten the Passover meal?

Why did the crowds shout, “Crucify Him!” when Pilate wanted to release Jesus?

How many times did Jesus predict His death?

Who killed Jesus?

On the Cross

What is the meaning of the cross?

What is the history of crucifixion? What was crucifixion like?

Why was Jesus crucified?

What are the last seven sayings of Christ and what do they mean?

Was Jesus crucified on a cross, pole, or stake?

What does INRI stand for? What was written on the sign nailed to the cross above Jesus’ head?

Why did blood and water come out of Jesus’ side when He was pierced?

When Jesus was nailed to the cross did the nails go through His hands or His wrists?

What is the meaning and significance of the crown of thorns?

How long was Jesus on the cross?

Where was Jesus crucified?

Why did Jesus have to suffer so badly?

Why did Jesus say, “Into your hands I commit my spirit,” on the cross?

What was the significance of the temple veil being torn in two when Jesus died?

How was Jesus’ sacrifice better than the Levitical sacrifices?

What time was Jesus crucified? What time did Jesus die on the cross?

The Tomb

Where was Jesus for the three days between His death and resurrection?

Did Jesus go to hell between His death and resurrection?

What is the Swoon Theory? Did Jesus survive the crucifixion?

What was the significance of Jesus being dead for three days?

How was Jesus’ death a real sacrifice if He knew He would be resurrected?

The Resurrection

Is the resurrection of Jesus Christ true?

Why does it matter that Jesus rose from the dead?

Why should I believe in Christ’s resurrection?

What is the importance of the empty tomb?

Does Jesus have a physical body in heaven?

Why is the truth of the bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ so important?

After His resurrection, why did Jesus tell Mary not to touch Him, but later tell Thomas to touch Him?

Why didn’t the disciples always recognize Jesus after His resurrection?

Who resurrected Jesus?

Can the various resurrection accounts from the four Gospels be harmonized?

What does it mean that Jesus rose “again”?

Why didn’t Jesus appear to more people after His resurrection?

Is Jesus a zombie?

Will Jesus still have the scars of crucifixion in heaven?

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