Jesus predicts His own death and resurrection

In Matthew, Chapter 20, verses 17-19, Jesus tells His disciples that He will be arrested and condemned to death.

Now, as Jesus was going up to Jerusalem, He took the twelve disciples aside and said to them, “We are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be betrayed to the chief priests and the teachers of the law. They will condemn Him to death and will turn Him over to the Gentiles to be mocked and flogged and crucified. On the third day, He will be raised to life!” [NIV Bible]

And in Mark, Chapter 8, verse 31, He [Jesus] then began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders, chief priests and teachers of the law, and that He must be killed and after three days rise again. [NIV Bible]

Jesus died to save our eternal lives

Jesus is part of three persons Who together are God. God the Father, the Lord Almighty; Jesus Christ, His Son; and the Holy Spirit, the very Spirit of God. These Three are the One and the only true God.

In 1st John, Chapter 5, verse 7: For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word [Jesus] and the Holy Ghost: And these three are One. [King James Bible]

We were created by God. We are human. God doesn’t sin, but we do. Sin is a fact of our lives, and there are consequences. Sin affects our lives and the lives of people we love. Sin is destructive, and we don’t always see the pain it causes.

God is holy, and He cannot unite Himself with sin. This was a dilemma, because everyone who is human sins. God Himself provided the solution.

A sacrifice of blood was required by the Father for our sins to be forgiven. This sacrifice had to be sinless and perfect. The sacrifice was Jesus Himself.

Jesus, Who was fully human and also fully God, was crucified to atone for our sins. Jesus saved us by carrying the load of the sins of all people into His own death.

In Romans, Chapter 5 verses 8-10 it is written: But God demonstrates His own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Since we have now been justified by His blood, how much more shall we be saved from God’s wrath through Him! For if, when we were God’s enemies, we were reconciled to Him through the death of His Son, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved through His life! [NIV Bible]