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Mark 15:1-20

He Suffered


A week to remember …
I. Passionately Resolute
A. The Days Drew Near
B. The Time Had Come
II. Brutally Disgraced
A. Feeling the Wounds
B. Facing the Cross
III. For Such a Worm as I
A. My Curse
B. His Anguish
… with deepest gratitude.

Heidelberg Catechism Lord’s Day 15

37. Q. What do you confess when you say that He suffered?
A. During all the time He lived on earth, but especially at the end,
Christ bore in body and soul the wrath of God
against the sin of the whole human race.
Thus, by His suffering, as the only atoning sacrifice,
He has redeemed our body and soul from everlasting damnation,
and obtained for us the grace of God, righteousness, and eternal life.
38. Q. Why did He suffer under Pontius Pilate as judge?
A. Though innocent, Christ was condemned by an earthly judge,
and so He freed us from the severe judgment of God
that was to fall on us.
39. Q. Does it have a special meaning that Christ was crucified and
did not die in a different way?

A. Yes. Thereby I am assured that He took upon Himself
the curse which lay on me,
for a crucified one was cursed by God.