The Sufferings of Christ

The Open Door Bible Studies Number Nine

What did the prophet say Christ would be called upon to endure?

"He was 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." Isaiah 53:7, 8.


Did Christ know beforehand the treatment He was to receive?

"Then he took unto him the twelve, and said unto them, Behold, we go up to Jerusalem, and all things that are written by the prophets 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: and the third day he shall rise again." Luke 18:31-33.


What shameful treatment did Christ receive from the soldiers?

"And when 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." Matthew 27:29, 30.


After He had been brought to the place of crucifixion, what drink was offered Christ to stupefy Him?

"They gave him vinegar to drink mingled with gall: and when he had tasted thereof, he would not drink." Matthew 27:34.


In what prayer for those who crucified Him did Christ manifest the true spirit of the gospel — love for sinners?

"Then said Jesus, Father forgive them; for they know not what they do." Luke 23:34.


In 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." Matthew 27:41, 42.


What closed this terrible scene?

"When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost." John 19:30.


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