Take this cup of suffering away from me (Mark 14:36). When the high priest asked Jesus if he actually was the 'son of God' Jesus was faithful to God and so was killed for the crime of blasphemy. Jesus accepted his death knowing that the suffering he would inevitably endure would give people faith and hope. * Explain why the suffering, death and resurrection of Jesus are important for Christians today? Jesus does drink the cu of suffering and proves that his trust in god remains although god seems to have left him.
(Rom 6:23) Not only do we deserve death but because of our sin mankind is in opposition to God to the point that “God’s wrath burns against you and me” (Etzel & Gutierrez, 2015, p133). Nothing we can do will ever bring about a right relationship with God. However, God provided an atonement for our sin and through the death of Jesus upon the cross, and by His sacrifice, we are shown mercy. (Etzel & Gutierrez, 2015). Through this act of love, we are reconciled to God and spared from eternal separation (Towns, 2002).
The first words He utters when he goes onto the Cross are words of forgiveness. This echoes what Jesus feels today when he looks down upon us and says the same words of forgiveness Parallel verse: Matt 5:44 Love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you-- Jesus is putting in practice his own teachings! 2. Today, you will be with Me in Paradise: (Luke 23:43) There were two thieves crucified on either side of Jesus, both gasping for life, and in horrible pain. The thief on the right had been watching Jesus; he knew this man was innocent.
He realized that in the eyes of the God slavery is wrong, unhuman and immortal. “"Witness, eternal God!" said George, kneeling on the grave of his poor friend; "oh, witness, that, from this hour, I will do what one man can to drive out this curse of slavery from my land!" (Stowe, 519) Mr. Shelby decided to work toward abolition of slavery with the help of God, because that is what God really wants. This is the main message that Stowe tried to pass to the readers.
Even in the midst of the the excruciating violence of the cross, Jesus asks God the Father to forgive his tormentors (Luke 23:34). Christ 's example of forgiveness on the cross is unprecedented, and yet through the Holy Spirit, is possible for believers to exemplify. While being stoned to death, Stephen, a deacon of the early church, asks the Lord not to hold the sin of his assailants against them (Acts 7:60). Because Saul was present, standing in approval of the stoning, it can be said that, at least in part, Stephen’s prayer was answered. While actively persecuting the Church, Saul is confronted by the risen Christ and granted salvation.
Christians understand that suffering is used as a tool for God’s punishments. Also, Christians comprehend evil as wicked, hurtful, painful, and deathful; the opposite of God’s will allowing them to seek forgiveness (Rubin & Yasien-Esmael, 2004). Christians lived humbly because they depend on God by living life by the righteousness of his faith (Habakkuk 2:4). In addition,
The Paschal Mystery is not only in the past, it is current and in the present. This is possible because by Jesus dying on the cross for all of humankind’s sins he transcends all time and makes it present. The religious message of the passion, death and resurrection of Jesus is that God’s inherent goodness and love for us overcomes all evil. This message is apparent in Jesus of Nazareth because the forgiveness and love is demonstrated by Jesus. The Passion of the Paschal Mystery is shown in Jesus of Nazareth as the extreme suffering that Jesus endured.
Either they are the words of Jesus, or Mark constructed them to emphasise the suffering and death of Jesus. Although Jesus is God, he is also human and his humanity becomes particularly evident when he goes to pray in Gethsemane, where he asks his father if he has to go through with his suffering, even though he knows that it is part of God’s plan. He says, “Take this cup of suffering away from me”.  Here Jesus is scared and anxious, but possesses true courage, as he still has the strength and determination to endure pain, and even refuses to take the myrrh drug, which would have decreased his torment. The huge nature of Jesus’ suffering is displayed in the passage when the soldiers mock Jesus.
Paul lays himself out for poor Onesimus, and with all his means pleads his cause with his master: and so sets himself as if he were Onesimus, and had himself done wrong to Philemon. Even as Christ did for us with God the Father, thus also St. Paul does for Onesimus with Philemon… We are all His Onesimi, to my thinking(The Book of Philemon. (n.d.).” The book of Philemon is metaphor of what Jesus did, so sinner would be set free from the bondages of sin. God having the power to forgive sin. Jesus the mediator also the one who pays for the sin.
The Passion of the Christ The Passion of the Christ is an admirable film yet very hard film for most Christian to watch without crying and having antipathy. The film brings morality seeing what Christ had done for us and what many Christians have not done for him. The Passion of the Christ central point is the vicious acts that prepared Jesus for his death. The Passion of the Christ does not display much love showed for Christ, but instead showed how evil assails the King Jesus and not elevate King Jesus like we ought too. The film commence on the prophecy, “but he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed” (Isaiah 53:5).