Series 5. Crucifixion and Resurrection (Luke 21:37-24:53)

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19 Lessons (Lessons 94-112)

James J. Tissot, detail of 'The Pardon of the Good Thief'Now we look deeply into the Passion of our Lord Jesus -- his betrayal, the Last Supper, his prayer in the Garden of Gethsemane, Peter's denial, Jesus' trials and crucifixion, and the thief on the cross. This section concludes with joy -- Jesus' glorious resurrection, appearances to his disciples, his Great Commission, and his ascension. Overall, it examines the core of the gospel message:

"That Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures." (1 Corinthians 15:3-4)

If you're not already studying Discipleship Training in Luke's Gospel to deepen your life as a disciple, this would be a great series to study during the six-week season of Lent, studying 3 lessons per week of the 6-week Lenten period that leads up to Resurrection Sunday. You'll find a particular emphasis on what disciples are supposed to be learning from these events to form their lives in Christ. Maybe when you finish, you'll want to start your disciple-learning at the beginning in Series 1.

  1. Judas' Betrayal (21:37-22:1-6). Audio (28:15)

  2. The Last Supper (22:7-20). Audio (26:21)
    The Chronology of Holy Week. Audio (5:45)
  3. The Greatest among You Serves (Luke 22:21-30). Audio (17:44)
  4. Simon, Strengthen Your Brothers (22:31-34). Audio (22:16)
  5. New Provisions for the Future (22:35-38). Audio (14:56)
  6. The Garden of Gethsemane (22:39-46). Audio (30:40)
  7. Jesus' Arrest (22:47-54a). Audio (20:55)
  8. Peter's Denial (22:54-62). Audio (17:08)
  9. Jesus before the Sanhedrin (22:63-71). Audio (15:34)
  10. Jesus before Pilate and Herod (23:1-25). Audio (29:16)
  11. Crucifixion: Father, Forgive Them (23:26-38). Audio (32:41)
  12. The Thief on the Cross (23:39-43). Audio (16:46)
  13. Darkness and Jesus' Death (23:44-49). Audio (17:11)
  14. Burial in Joseph's Tomb (23:50-56). Audio (14:45)
  15. The Resurrection of Jesus Christ (24:1-12). Audio (18:59)
  16. Appearance on the Road to Emmaus (24:13-35). Audio (25:01)
  17. Jesus Appears to His Disciples (24:36-46). Audio (14:02)
  18. Mission and Power (24:47-49). Audio (25:13)
  19. Jesus' Ascension (24:50-53). Audio (17:18)

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