James J Dougherty


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Passion of Christ through the great commission salvation study and teaching 3

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                        Passion, Jesus is risen and the great commission salvation teaching 3


            This is a teaching and study combining the Passion of Christ, the Jesus is risen part, using Luke 22 and Matthew 27 for the passion of Christ and using John chapter 20 and 21 for the Jesus is risen part, with the great commission and even 1 Corinthians 15 along with a salvation teaching, for they all come together. As 1 Corinthians 15 says if Jesus had NOT risen our hope would be in vain but since He has risen we have our hope in Him, even to be raptured at the end of time.

Luke 22 describes the last supper, Jesus arrest, Peter’s denials and the early trials and such that Jesus went through

(Luke 22:1)  Now the Feast of Unleavened Bread drew near, which is called Passover.


(Luke 22:2)  And the chief priests and the scribes were seeking how they might kill Him, for they feared the people.


(Luke 22:3)  Then Satan entered into Judas, surnamed Iscariot, who was numbered among the twelve.


(Luke 22:4)  And he went off and spoke with the chief priests and captains about how he might betray Him to them.


(Luke 22:5)  And they were glad, and agreed to give him money.


(Luke 22:6)  And he promised, and was seeking an opportunity to betray Him to them in the absence of the crowd.


(Luke 22:7)  Then came the Day of Unleavened Bread, when the Pascal Lamb must be killed.


(Luke 22:8)  And He sent Peter and John, saying, "Go and prepare the Passover for us, so that we may eat it."


(Luke 22:9)  So they said to Him, "Where do You desire that we shall prepare it?"


(Luke 22:10)  And He said to them, "Behold, when you have entered the city, a man will meet you carrying a pitcher of water; follow him into the house where he goes in.


(Luke 22:11)  Then you shall say to the master of the house, 'The Teacher says to you, "Where is the guest room in which I may eat the Passover with My disciples?" '


(Luke 22:12)  And that man will show you a large, furnished upper room; there prepare it."


(Luke 22:13)  So they went and found it just as He had said to them, and they prepared the Passover.


(Luke 22:14)  When the hour had come, He reclined to eat, and the twelve apostles with Him.


(Luke 22:15)  Then He said to them, "I have fervently desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer;


(Luke 22:16)  for I say to you, that no longer will I eat of it until it is fulfilled in the kingdom of God."


(Luke 22:17)  Then He took the cup, and gave thanks, and said, "Take this and divide it among yourselves;


(Luke 22:18)  for I say to you, that I will by no means drink of the fruit of the vine until the kingdom of God comes."


(Luke 22:19)  And He took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, "This is My body which is given for you; do this in remembrance of Me."


(Luke 22:20)  Likewise He also took the cup after supper, saying, "This cup is the new covenant in My blood, which is shed for you.


(Luke 22:21)  Nevertheless behold, the hand of him that betrays Me is with Me on the table.


(Luke 22:22)  And indeed the Son of Man goes according to what is determined, but woe to that man by whom He is betrayed!"


(Luke 22:23)  Then they began to discuss with one another, which of them might be the one who was about to do this.


(Luke 22:24)  And there became also a dispute among them, as to which of them seemed to be greater.


(Luke 22:25)  But He said to them, "The kings of the Gentiles lord it over them, and those who exercise authority over them are called 'benefactors.'


(Luke 22:26)  But you shall not be thus; but let the greatest among you, let him be as the youngest, and he who leads as he who serves.


(Luke 22:27)  For who is greater, he who sits at the table, or he who serves? Is it not he who sits at the table? Yet I am among you as the One who serves.


(Luke 22:28)  Now you are those who have remained with Me in My trials.


(Luke 22:29)  And I bestow upon you a kingdom, just as My Father bestowed one upon Me,


(Luke 22:30)  so that you may eat and drink at My table in My kingdom, and you will sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel."


(Luke 22:31)  And the Lord said, "Simon, Simon! Behold, Satan has asked for you, that he may sift you as wheat.


(Luke 22:32)  But I have prayed for you, that your faith should not fail; and when you have turned back, strengthen your brothers."


(Luke 22:33)  But he said to Him, "Lord, I am ready to go with You, both to prison and to death."


(Luke 22:34)  Then He said, "I say to you, Peter, the rooster will by no means crow this day before you will deny three times that you know Me."


(Luke 22:35)  And He said to them, "When I sent you without a money bag, and a knapsack, and sandals, did you lack anything?" And they said, "Nothing."


(Luke 22:36)  Then He said to them, "But now, he who has a money bag, let him take it, and likewise also a knapsack; and he who has no sword shall sell his garment and buy one.


(Luke 22:37)  For I say to you that this which has been written must still be accomplished in Me--the saying, 'And He was numbered with the transgressors.' For the things concerning Me have a fulfillment."


(Luke 22:38)  So they said, "Lord, look, here are two swords." And He said to them, "It is enough."


(Luke 22:39)  And going out, He went to the Mount of Olives, according to His custom, and His disciples also followed Him.


(Luke 22:40)  And having come to the place, He said to them, "Pray that you may not enter into temptation."


(Luke 22:41)  And He was withdrawn from them about a stone's throw, and He knelt down and prayed,


(Luke 22:42)  saying, "Father, if You will, remove this cup from Me--nevertheless not My will, but Yours, be done."


(Luke 22:43)  Then an angel appeared to Him from heaven, strengthening Him.


(Luke 22:44)  And being in agony, He prayed more fervently. Then His sweat became like great drops of blood falling down onto the ground.


(Luke 22:45)  And rising up from prayer, coming to the disciples, He found them sleeping from sorrow.


(Luke 22:46)  Then He said to them, "Why do you sleep? Rise up and pray, lest you enter into temptation."


(Luke 22:47)  And while He was still speaking, behold, a crowd; and he who was called Judas, one of the twelve, was going before them and drew near to Jesus to kiss Him.


(Luke 22:48)  But Jesus said to him, "Judas, do you betray the Son of Man with a kiss?"


(Luke 22:49)  And those around Him, seeing what was about to happen, they said to Him, "Lord, shall we strike with the sword?"


(Luke 22:50)  And a certain one of them struck the servant of the high priest and cut off his right ear.


(Luke 22:51)  But Jesus answered and said, "Stop right there." And touching his ear, He healed him.


(Luke 22:52)  Then Jesus said to the chief priests, captains of the temple, and the elders who had come to Him, "Have you come out, as against a bandit, with swords and clubs?


(Luke 22:53)  When I was with you daily in the temple, you did not try to seize Me. But this is your hour, and the power of darkness."


(Luke 22:54)  And having arrested Him, they led Him and brought Him into the house of the high priest. And Peter was following from a distance.


(Luke 22:55)  Now when they had lit a fire in the midst of the courtyard and sat down together, Peter sat in their midst.


(Luke 22:56)  And a certain servant girl, seeing him sitting at the fire and gazing at him, said, "This man was also with Him."


(Luke 22:57)  But he denied Him, saying, "Woman, I do not know Him."


(Luke 22:58)  And after a little while another person saw him and said, "You also are one of them." But Peter said, "Man, I am not!"


(Luke 22:59)  Then after about one hour had passed, another was firmly insisting, saying, "Surely this fellow also was with Him, for he is a Galilean."


(Luke 22:60)  But Peter said, "Man, I do not know what you are saying!" And immediately, while he was still speaking, a rooster crowed.


(Luke 22:61)  And the Lord turned and looked at Peter. And Peter remembered the word of the Lord, how He had said to him, "Before a rooster crows, you will deny Me three times."


(Luke 22:62)  And going outside, Peter wept bitterly.


(Luke 22:63)  Now the men who were holding Jesus were mocking Him and beating Him.


(Luke 22:64)  And having blindfolded Him, they were striking His face and asking Him, saying, "Prophesy! Who is the one who struck You?"


(Luke 22:65)  And many other things they blasphemously spoke against Him.


(Luke 22:66)  And when it became day, the council of the elders of the people, the chief priests and scribes, came together and led Him into their council, saying,


(Luke 22:67)  "If You are the Messiah, tell us." But He said to them, "If I tell you, you will by no means believe.


(Luke 22:68)  But if I also question you, you will by no means answer Me or release Me.


(Luke 22:69)  Hereafter the Son of Man will sit on the right hand of the power of God."


(Luke 22:70)  Then they all said, "Are You then the Son of God?" So He said to them, "You rightly say that I am."


(Luke 22:71)  And they said, "What further testimony do we need? For we have heard it ourselves from His own mouth!"



In Matthew chapter 27 Jesus is crucified and dies for all of man’s sins, paying the price to restore relationship with mankind.

(Matthew 27:1)  When morning came, all the chief priests and elders of the people plotted against Jesus, so as to put Him to death.


(Matthew 27:2)  And having bound Him, they led Him away and delivered Him to Pontius Pilate the governor.


(Matthew 27:3)  Then Judas, the one betraying Him, seeing that He was condemned, feeling regret, returned the thirty silver coins to the chief priests and elders,


(Matthew 27:4)  saying, "I have sinned by betraying innocent blood." And they said, "What is that to us? You see to it!"


(Matthew 27:5)  And throwing the silver coins in the sanctuary, he departed; and going away, he hanged himself.


(Matthew 27:6)  But the chief priests, taking the silver coins said, "It is not lawful to put them into the temple treasury, since they are the price of blood."


(Matthew 27:7)  And taking counsel, they bought with them the potter's field, to bury strangers in.


(Matthew 27:8)  Therefore that field has been called the Field of Blood to this day.


(Matthew 27:9)  Then was fulfilled the thing spoken through Jeremiah the prophet, saying, "And they took the thirty coins, the value of Him who was priced, whom they of the sons of Israel priced,


(Matthew 27:10)  "and they gave them for the potter's field, as the LORD directed me."


(Matthew 27:11)  Now Jesus stood before the governor. And the governor asked Him, saying, "Are You the King of the Jews?" So Jesus said to him, "It is as you say."


(Matthew 27:12)  And while He was being accused by the chief priests and elders, He answered nothing.


(Matthew 27:13)  Then Pilate said to Him, "Do You not hear how many things they testify against You?"


(Matthew 27:14)  And He answered him not one word, so that the governor was greatly amazed.


(Matthew 27:15)  Now at the feast, the governor was accustomed to release to the crowd one prisoner whom they wished.


(Matthew 27:16)  And they had then a notorious prisoner called Barabbas.


(Matthew 27:17)  Therefore when they had assembled, Pilate said to them, "Whom do you wish that I should release to you, Barabbas, or Jesus who is called Christ?"


(Matthew 27:18)  For he knew that they had handed Him over because of envy.


(Matthew 27:19)  Now as he was sitting on the judgment seat, his wife sent to him, saying, "Have nothing to do with that just Man, for I have suffered many things today in a dream because of Him."


(Matthew 27:20)  But the chief priests and elders persuaded the crowds that they should ask for Barabbas, but they should destroy Jesus.


(Matthew 27:21)  The governor answered and said to them, "Which of the two do you wish me to release to you?" They said, "Barabbas!"


(Matthew 27:22)  Pilate said to them, "What then shall I do with Jesus who is called Christ?" They all said to him, "Let Him be crucified!"


(Matthew 27:23)  Then the governor said, "Why, what evil did He do?" But they cried out all the more, saying, "Let Him be crucified!"


(Matthew 27:24)  And Pilate, seeing that nothing was being gained, but rather a riot was starting, taking water, he washed his hands clean in front of the crowd, saying, "I am innocent of the blood of this just Man. You see to it."


(Matthew 27:25)  And all the people answered and said, "His blood be on us and on our children."


(Matthew 27:26)  Then he released Barabbas to them; and having scourged Jesus, he delivered Him to be crucified.


(Matthew 27:27)  Then the soldiers of the governor, having taken Jesus to the Praetorium, gathered the whole garrison around Him.


(Matthew 27:28)  And having stripped Him, they put a scarlet robe on Him.


(Matthew 27:29)  When they had twisted a crown of thorns, they put it on His head, and a reed in His right hand. And kneeling before Him, they mocked Him, saying, "Hail, King of the Jews!"


(Matthew 27:30)  And spitting on Him, they took the reed and were striking Him on His head.


(Matthew 27:31)  And when they had mocked Him, they stripped Him of the robe, and dressed Him in His own clothes, and led Him away in order to crucify Him.


(Matthew 27:32)  And going out, they found a man of Cyrene, Simon by name. Him they pressed into service that he might carry His cross.


(Matthew 27:33)  And coming to a place called Golgotha, that is to say, Place of a Skull,


(Matthew 27:34)  they gave Him sour wine mingled with gall to drink. But having tasted it, He would not drink.


(Matthew 27:35)  And having crucified Him, they divided His clothes among themselves, casting lots.


(Matthew 27:36)  And sitting down, they guarded Him there.


(Matthew 27:37)  And they put up over His head the crime having been written against Him: THIS IS JESUS THE KING OF THE JEWS.


(Matthew 27:38)  Then they crucified two thieves with Him, one on His right, and another on His left.


(Matthew 27:39)  And those passing by were blaspheming Him, shaking their heads


(Matthew 27:40)  and saying, "You who destroy the temple and build it in three days, save Yourself! If You are the Son of God, come down from the cross."


(Matthew 27:41)  Likewise the chief priests also, mocking Him with the scribes and elders, and Pharisees, said,


(Matthew 27:42)  He saved others; Himself He cannot save. If He is the King of Israel, let Him now come down from the cross, and we will believe on Him.


(Matthew 27:43)  He trusted in God; let Him deliver Him now if He'll have Him; for He said, 'I am the Son of God.' "


(Matthew 27:44)  Even the thieves who were crucified with Him were reviling Him with the same insult.


(Matthew 27:45)  Now from the sixth hour until the ninth hour, darkness came upon all the land.


(Matthew 27:46)  And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, "Eli, Eli, lima sabachthani?" that is, "My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?"


(Matthew 27:47)  Some of those standing by, when they heard this, said, "This Man is calling Elijah!"


(Matthew 27:48)  Immediately one of them ran and took a sponge, and filled it with sour wine and put it around a reed, and offered it to Him to drink.


(Matthew 27:49)  But the rest said, "Leave Him alone; let us see if Elijah is coming to save Him."


(Matthew 27:50)  But Jesus, again crying out with a loud voice, released His spirit.


(Matthew 27:51)  And behold, the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom; and the earth was shaken, and the rocks were split,


(Matthew 27:52)  and the tombs were opened; and many bodies of the saints who had passed away were raised;


(Matthew 27:53)  and coming forth out of the tombs after His resurrection, they entered into the holy city and appeared to many.


(Matthew 27:54)  So when the centurion and those with him guarding Jesus, when they saw the earthquake and the things that had happened, they were greatly afraid, saying, "Truly this was the Son of God!"


(Matthew 27:55)  And there were many women there observing from a distance, who followed Jesus from Galilee, ministering to Him,


(Matthew 27:56)  among whom were Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James and Joses, and the mother of the sons of Zebedee.


(Matthew 27:57)  Now when evening had come, there came a rich man from Arimathea, named Joseph, who himself had also become a disciple of Jesus.


(Matthew 27:58)  This man went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus. Then Pilate commanded the body to be given to him.


(Matthew 27:59)  And taking the body, Joseph wrapped it up in a clean linen cloth,


(Matthew 27:60)  and placed it in his new tomb which he had cut in the rock; and having rolled a large stone against the door of the tomb, he departed.


(Matthew 27:61)  And Mary Magdalene was there, and the other Mary, sitting opposite the grave.


(Matthew 27:62)  On the next day, which is after the Preparation Day, the chief priests and Pharisees were gathered together to Pilate,


(Matthew 27:63)  saying, "Sir, we remember that that deceiver said while He was still alive, 'After three days I will rise.'


(Matthew 27:64)  "Therefore command that the grave be made secure until the third day, lest His disciples come by night and steal Him, and say to the people, 'He was raised from the dead.' So the last deception will be worse than the first."


(Matthew 27:65)  Pilate said to them, "You have a guard; go make it as secure as you know how."


(Matthew 27:66)  So they went and secured the grave, sealing the stone, with the guard.


Here are John chapters 20 and 21 which show Jesus rising from the cross and various encounters He had, including with Mary, Thomas, a miraculous fish catch and with Peter.

(John 20:1)  On the first day of the week Mary Magdalene went to the tomb early, while it was still dark, and saw that the stone had been taken away from the tomb.


(John 20:2)  Therefore she ran and came to Simon Peter, and to the other disciple, whom Jesus loved, and said to them, "They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid Him."


(John 20:3)  Peter therefore went out, and the other disciple, and were going to the tomb.


(John 20:4)  And the two together were running, and the other disciple outran Peter and came to the tomb first.


(John 20:5)  And stooping to look in, he saw the linen strips lying there; however he did not go in.


(John 20:6)  Then Simon Peter came, following him, and entered into the tomb; and he saw the linen strips lying there,


(John 20:7)  and the facecloth which had been on His head, not lying with the linen strips, but apart from them, having been rolled up in one place.


(John 20:8)  Then the other disciple, who came to the tomb first, went in also; and he saw and believed.


(John 20:9)  For as yet they did not know the Scripture, that He must rise again from the dead.


(John 20:10)  Then the disciples went away again to their own homes.


(John 20:11)  But Mary stood outside facing the tomb weeping. Therefore as she was weeping, she stooped down and looked into the tomb.


(John 20:12)  And she saw two angels in white sitting, one at the head and the other at the feet, where the body of Jesus had lain.


(John 20:13)  Then they said to her, "Woman, why are you weeping?" She said to them, "Because they have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they put Him."


(John 20:14)  And having said these things, she turned back and saw Jesus standing there, and did not know that it was Jesus.


(John 20:15)  Jesus said to her, "Woman, why are you weeping? Whom do you seek?" She, supposing Him to be the gardener, said to Him, "Sir, if You carried Him away, tell me where You put Him, and I will take Him away."


(John 20:16)  Jesus said to her, "Mary!" She turned and said to Him, "Rabboni!" (which means, Teacher).


(John 20:17)  Jesus said to her, "Do not cling to Me, for I have not yet ascended to My Father; but go to My brothers and say to them, 'I am ascending to My Father and your Father, and to My God and your God.' "


(John 20:18)  Mary Magdalene went reporting to the disciples that she had seen the Lord, and that He had spoken these things to her.


(John 20:19)  Then, the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in the midst, and said to them, "Peace to you."


(John 20:20)  And having said this, He showed them His hands and His side. Then the disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord.


(John 20:21)  Therefore Jesus said to them again, "Peace to you! Just as the Father has sent Me, I also send you."


(John 20:22)  And when He had said this, He breathed on them, and said to them, "Receive the Holy Spirit.


(John 20:23)  If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they have been retained."


(John 20:24)  But Thomas, one of the twelve, the one called the Twin, was not with them when Jesus came.


(John 20:25)  The other disciples therefore said to him, "We have seen the Lord." So he said to them, "Unless I see in His hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and put my hand into His side, I will by no means believe."


(John 20:26)  And after eight days His disciples were again inside, and Thomas with them. Jesus came, the doors having been closed, and stood in the midst, and said, "Peace to you!"


(John 20:27)  Then He said to Thomas, "Bring your finger here, and see My hands; and bring your hand here, and put it into My side. Be not unbelieving, but believing."


(John 20:28)  And Thomas answered and said to Him, "My Lord and my God!"


(John 20:29)  Jesus said to him, "Because you have seen Me, you have believed. Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed."


(John 20:30)  And truly Jesus did many other signs in the presence of His disciples, which are not written in this book;


(John 20:31)  but these have been written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in His name.


(John 21:1)  After these things Jesus showed Himself again to the disciples at the Sea of Tiberias, and in this manner He showed Himself:


(John 21:2)  Simon Peter, Thomas called the Twin, Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, the sons of Zebedee, and two others of His disciples were together.


(John 21:3)  Simon Peter said to them, "I am going fishing." They said to him, "We are coming with you also." They went out and immediately got into the boat, and that night they caught nothing.


(John 21:4)  But as daybreak had already come, Jesus stood upon the shore; however the disciples did not know that it was Jesus.


(John 21:5)  Then Jesus said to them, "Children, have you any food?" They answered Him, "No."


(John 21:6)  And He said to them, "Cast the net on the right side of the boat, and you will find some." Therefore they cast, and they were not able to haul it in because of the multitude of fish.


(John 21:7)  Therefore that disciple whom Jesus loved said to Peter, "It is the Lord!" Now when Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he put on his outer garment (for he had removed it), and he threw himself into the sea.


(John 21:8)  But the other disciples came in the little boat (for they were not far from the land, but about two hundred cubits), dragging the net with fish.


(John 21:9)  Then as they got off onto the land, they saw a charcoal fire laid there, and fish placed on it, and bread.


(John 21:10)  Jesus said to them, "Bring some of the fish which you have just caught."


(John 21:11)  Simon Peter went up and hauled the net onto the land, full of large fish, one hundred and fifty-three; and although there were so many, the net was not torn.


(John 21:12)  Jesus said to them, "Come, eat breakfast." Yet none of the disciples dared to question Him, "Who are You?"--knowing that it was the Lord.


(John 21:13)  Jesus then came and took the bread and gave it to them, and likewise the fish.


(John 21:14)  This was now the third time Jesus was manifested to His disciples, having been raised from the dead.


(John 21:15)  So when they had eaten breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, "Simon, son of Jonah, do you love Me more than these?" He said to Him, "Yes, Lord; You know that I care for You." He said to him, "Feed My lambs."


(John 21:16)  He said to him again a second time, "Simon, son of Jonah, do you love Me?" He said to Him, "Yes, Lord; You know that I care for You." He said to him, "Shepherd My sheep."


(John 21:17)  He said to him the third time, "Simon, son of Jonah, do you care for Me?" Peter was grieved because He said to him the third time, "Do you care for Me?" And he said to Him, "Lord, You know all things; You know that I care for You." Jesus said to him, "Feed My sheep.


(John 21:18)  Most assuredly I say to you, when you were younger, you used to dress yourself and used to walk where you wished; but when you are old, you will stretch out your hands, and another will dress you and will carry you where you do not wish."


(John 21:19)  But this He said, signifying by what death he would glorify God. And when He had spoken this, He said to him, "Follow Me."


(John 21:20)  Then Peter, turning around, saw the disciple whom Jesus loved following, who also had reclined on His chest at the supper, and said, "Lord, who is the one who betrays You?"


(John 21:21)  Peter, seeing him, said to Jesus, "But Lord, what about this man?"


(John 21:22)  Jesus said to him, "If I will that he remain till I come, what is that to you? You follow Me."


(John 21:23)  Then this saying went out among the brothers that this disciple would not die. Yet Jesus did not say to him that he would not die, but, "If I will that he remain till I come, what is that to you?"


(John 21:24)  This is the disciple who testifies of these things, and wrote these things; and we know that his testimony is true.


(John 21:25)  And there are also many other things which Jesus did, which if they were written one by one, I suppose that not even the world itself would have room for the books which would be written. Amen.


Here are the great commission messages from Jesus to the apostles/disciples

Here is the commission as it appears at the end of Matthew chapter 28

(Matthew 28:18)  And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to Me.


(Matthew 28:19)  Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,


(Matthew 28:20)  teaching them to observe everything that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age." Amen.


Here is the commission as it appears in the gospel of Mark chapter 16

(Mark 16:15)  And He said to them, "Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to all creation.


(Mark 16:16)  He that believes and is baptized shall be saved; but he that does not believe shall be condemned.


(Mark 16:17)  And these signs shall accompany those who have believed: In My name they shall cast out demons; they shall speak with new tongues;


(Mark 16:18)  they shall pick up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it shall by no means hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall be well."


(Mark 16:19)  So then, after the Lord had spoken to them, He was taken up into heaven, and sat down at the right hand of God.


(Mark 16:20)  And they went out and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them and confirming the word through the accompanying signs. Amen.


Here is the message at the end of Luke 24, saying all ways necessary for the scripture to be fulfilled, and Jesus was even taken to heaven here

(Luke 24:44)  Then He said to them, "These are the words which I spoke to you while I was still with you, that all things must be fulfilled which were written in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms concerning Me."


(Luke 24:45)  And He opened their understanding, that they might comprehend the Scriptures.


(Luke 24:46)  Then He said to them, "Thus it is written, and thus it was necessary for the Christ to suffer and to rise from the dead the third day,


(Luke 24:47)  and that repentance and forgiveness of sins should be preached in His name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.


(Luke 24:48)  And you are witnesses of these things.


(Luke 24:49)  And behold, I am sending the Promise of My Father upon you; but tarry in the city of Jerusalem until you are endued with power from on high."


(Luke 24:50)  And He led them out as far as Bethany, and lifting up His hands, He blessed them.


(Luke 24:51)  And it happened, while He blessed them, that He was parted from them and was carried up into heaven.


(Luke 24:52)  And after they had worshipped Him, they returned to Jerusalem with great joy,


(Luke 24:53)  and they were continually in the temple praising and blessing God. Amen.


And here is the beginning of Acts

(Acts 1:1)  The former account I made concerning all things, O Theophilus, which Jesus began both to do and teach,


(Acts 1:2)  until the day in which He was taken up, after He through the Holy Spirit had given commandments to the apostles whom He had chosen,


(Acts 1:3)  to whom He also presented Himself alive after His suffering by many convincing proofs, appearing to them during forty days and speaking of the things concerning the kingdom of God.


(Acts 1:4)  And being assembled together with them, He commanded them not to withdraw from Jerusalem, but to await for the Promise of the Father, "which," He said, "you have heard from Me;


(Acts 1:5)  for John baptized with water, but you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now."


(Acts 1:6)  Therefore, when they had come together, they asked Him, saying, "Lord, will You at this time restore the kingdom to Israel?"


(Acts 1:7)  And He said to them, "It is not for you to know times or seasons which the Father has placed in His own authority.


(Acts 1:8)  But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth."


(Acts 1:9)  Now after He said these things, while they were beholding Him, He was lifted up, and a cloud withdrew Him from their eyes.


(Acts 1:10)  And while they looked intently into heaven, while He was going, behold, two men stood along side them in white apparel,


(Acts 1:11)  who also said, "Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking up into heaven? This same Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will so come in like manner as you saw Him going into heaven."


Here is 1 Corinthians chapter 15, which is known as the resurrection chapter because it speaks of the death and resurrection of Jesus, stating that if Jesus had NOT been raised from the dead all of our faith, the Christian faith would be in vain and hopeless and we would have no chance of resurrection, but as He did then that is how we have our hopes of our resurrection, eternal life with Jesus because of Jesus’ raising from the dead, for Jesus defeated death by being raised from the grave.

(1 Corinthians 15:1)  Now I would remind you, brothers, of the gospel I preached to you, which you received, in which you stand,


(1 Corinthians 15:2)  and by which you are being saved, if you hold fast to the word I preached to you--unless you believed in vain.


(1 Corinthians 15:3)  For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures,


(1 Corinthians 15:4)  that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures,


(1 Corinthians 15:5)  and that he appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve.


(1 Corinthians 15:6)  Then he appeared to more than five hundred brothers at one time, most of whom are still alive, though some have fallen asleep.


(1 Corinthians 15:7)  Then he appeared to James, then to all the apostles.


(1 Corinthians 15:8)  Last of all, as to one untimely born, he appeared also to me.


(1 Corinthians 15:9)  For I am the least of the apostles, unworthy to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God.


(1 Corinthians 15:10)  But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace toward me was not in vain. On the contrary, I worked harder than any of them, though it was not I, but the grace of God that is with me.


(1 Corinthians 15:11)  Whether then it was I or they, so we preach and so you believed.


(1 Corinthians 15:12)  Now if Christ is proclaimed as raised from the dead, how can some of you say that there is no resurrection of the dead?


(1 Corinthians 15:13)  But if there is no resurrection of the dead, then not even Christ has been raised.


(1 Corinthians 15:14)  And if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is in vain and your faith is in vain.


(1 Corinthians 15:15)  We are even found to be misrepresenting God, because we testified about God that he raised Christ, whom he did not raise if it is true that the dead are not raised.


(1 Corinthians 15:16)  For if the dead are not raised, not even Christ has been raised.


(1 Corinthians 15:17)  And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile and you are still in your sins.


(1 Corinthians 15:18)  Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ have perished.


(1 Corinthians 15:19)  If in Christ we have hope in this life only, we are of all people most to be pitied.


(1 Corinthians 15:20)  But in fact Christ has been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep.


(1 Corinthians 15:21)  For as by a man came death, by a man has come also the resurrection of the dead.


(1 Corinthians 15:22)  For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ shall all be made alive.


(1 Corinthians 15:23)  But each in his own order: Christ the firstfruits, then at his coming those who belong to Christ.


(1 Corinthians 15:24)  Then comes the end, when he delivers the kingdom to God the Father after destroying every rule and every authority and power.


(1 Corinthians 15:25)  For he must reign until he has put all his enemies under his feet.


(1 Corinthians 15:26)  The last enemy to be destroyed is death.


(1 Corinthians 15:27)  For "God has put all things in subjection under his feet." But when it says, "all things are put in subjection," it is plain that he is excepted who put all things in subjection under him.


(1 Corinthians 15:28)  When all things are subjected to him, then the Son himself will also be subjected to him who put all things in subjection under him, that God may be all in all.


(1 Corinthians 15:29)  Otherwise, what do people mean by being baptized on behalf of the dead? If the dead are not raised at all, why are people baptized on their behalf?


(1 Corinthians 15:30)  Why are we in danger every hour?


(1 Corinthians 15:31)  I protest, brothers, by my pride in you, which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord, I die every day!


(1 Corinthians 15:32)  What do I gain if, humanly speaking, I fought with beasts at Ephesus? If the dead are not raised, "Let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we die."


(1 Corinthians 15:33)  Do not be deceived: "Bad company ruins good morals."


(1 Corinthians 15:34)  Wake up from your drunken stupor, as is right, and do not go on sinning. For some have no knowledge of God. I say this to your shame.


(1 Corinthians 15:35)  But someone will ask, "How are the dead raised? With what kind of body do they come?"


(1 Corinthians 15:36)  You foolish person! What you sow does not come to life unless it dies.


(1 Corinthians 15:37)  And what you sow is not the body that is to be, but a bare kernel, perhaps of wheat or of some other grain.


(1 Corinthians 15:38)  But God gives it a body as he has chosen, and to each kind of seed its own body.


(1 Corinthians 15:39)  For not all flesh is the same, but there is one kind for humans, another for animals, another for birds, and another for fish.


(1 Corinthians 15:40)  There are heavenly bodies and earthly bodies, but the glory of the heavenly is of one kind, and the glory of the earthly is of another.


(1 Corinthians 15:41)  There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars; for star differs from star in glory.


(1 Corinthians 15:42)  So is it with the resurrection of the dead. What is sown is perishable; what is raised is imperishable.


(1 Corinthians 15:43)  It is sown in dishonor; it is raised in glory. It is sown in weakness; it is raised in power.


(1 Corinthians 15:44)  It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. If there is a natural body, there is also a spiritual body.


(1 Corinthians 15:45)  Thus it is written, "The first man Adam became a living being"; the last Adam became a life-giving spirit.


(1 Corinthians 15:46)  But it is not the spiritual that is first but the natural, and then the spiritual.


(1 Corinthians 15:47)  The first man was from the earth, a man of dust; the second man is from heaven.


(1 Corinthians 15:48)  As was the man of dust, so also are those who are of the dust, and as is the man of heaven, so also are those who are of heaven.


(1 Corinthians 15:49)  Just as we have borne the image of the man of dust, we shall also bear the image of the man of heaven.


(1 Corinthians 15:50)  I tell you this, brothers: flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable.


(1 Corinthians 15:51)  Behold! I tell you a mystery. We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,


(1 Corinthians 15:52)  in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we shall be changed.


(1 Corinthians 15:53)  For this perishable body must put on the imperishable, and this mortal body must put on immortality.


(1 Corinthians 15:54)  When the perishable puts on the imperishable, and the mortal puts on immortality, then shall come to pass the saying that is written: "Death is swallowed up in victory."


(1 Corinthians 15:55)  "O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?"


(1 Corinthians 15:56)  The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law.


(1 Corinthians 15:57)  But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.


(1 Corinthians 15:58)  Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.


For what purpose was all of this done? The following verses state how mankind is fallen and all do wrong but that is why out of love God sent Jesus into the world

(Romans 3:10)  as it is written: "None is righteous, no, not one;


(Romans 3:11)  no one understands; no one seeks for God.


(Romans 3:12)  All have turned aside; together they have become worthless; no one does good, not even one


(Romans 3:23)  for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,


(Romans 3:24)  and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus,


(Romans 3:25)  whom God put forward as a propitiation by his blood, to be received by faith. This was to show God's righteousness, because in his divine forbearance he had passed over former sins.


(Romans 3:26)  It was to show his righteousness at the present time, so that he might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus


The last four verses in Romans 6 further add to the point of our need of a savior to avoid the wages of sin and how Jesus did that for us

(Romans 6:20)  For when you were slaves of sin, you were free in regard to righteousness.


(Romans 6:21)  But what fruit were you getting at that time from the things of which you are now ashamed? For the end of those things is death.


(Romans 6:22)  But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves of God, the fruit you get leads to sanctification and its end, eternal life.


(Romans 6:23)  For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.


Jesus expresses His purpose of coming to the Earth here in these verses

(John 3:16)  "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.


(John 3:17)  For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.


(John 3:18)  Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God.


This message is further confirmed in John 5, two verses speaking of eternal life

(John 5:24)  Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life. He does not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life.


(John 5:25)  "Truly, truly, I say to you, an hour is coming, and is now here, when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God, and those who hear will live.


As some of the above verses do remind us, this verse really drives home the point that eternal life from heaven is really a gift from God and cannot be earned in any way by our own works  so God Himself has provided the means to escape hell and to have eternal life with Him.

(Ephesians 2:8)  For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God,


(Ephesians 2:9)  not a result of works, so that no one may boast.


(2 Corinthians 9:15)  Thanks be to God for his inexpressible gift!


(1 Timothy 2:1)  First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people,


(1 Timothy 2:2)  for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way.


(1 Timothy 2:3)  This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior,


(1 Timothy 2:4)  who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.


(1 Timothy 2:5)  For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus,


(1 Timothy 2:6)  who gave himself as a ransom for all, which is the testimony given at the proper time.


These verses in 1 Peter shed more light on this purpose of Jesus

(1 Peter 2:24)  He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed.


(1 Peter 2:25)  For you were straying like sheep, but have now returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls


That message also is here in this 1 Peter 3 verse

(1 Peter 3:18)  For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive in the spirit


And so does these two verses in 2 Peter 3 for time is nothing to the Lord and He wants all to come to repentance and is patient

(2 Peter 3:8)  But do not overlook this one fact, beloved, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.


(2 Peter 3:9)  The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.


These two verses in 1 John 2 also state how Jesus was the propitiation for our sins and all mankind’s

(1 John 2:1)  My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.


(1 John 2:2)  He is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world.


Also a very similar message is given in these two verses in 1 John chapter 4 how God loved us and sent Jesus to be a propitiation for our sins

(1 John 4:9)  In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him.


(1 John 4:10)  In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.


And here is this passage in 1 John 5 which reinforces the 1 Timothy passage well, stating the power of prayer but also the gospel message of how it is necessary to have the Son of God to have eternal life.

(1 John 5:5)  Who is it that overcomes the world except the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?


(1 John 5:6)  This is he who came by water and blood--Jesus Christ; not by the water only but by the water and the blood. And the Spirit is the one who testifies, because the Spirit is the truth.


(1 John 5:7)  For there are three that testify:


(1 John 5:8)  the Spirit and the water and the blood; and these three agree.


(1 John 5:9)  If we receive the testimony of men, the testimony of God is greater, for this is the testimony of God that he has borne concerning his Son.


(1 John 5:10)  Whoever believes in the Son of God has the testimony in himself. Whoever does not believe God has made him a liar, because he has not believed in the testimony that God has borne concerning his Son.


(1 John 5:11)  And this is the testimony, that God gave us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.


(1 John 5:12)  Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life.


(1 John 5:13)  I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God that you may know that you have eternal life.


(1 John 5:14)  And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us.


(1 John 5:15)  And if we know that he hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests that we have asked of him.

Here is a message from Jude to build ourselves in the live of God for the mercy of Jeus leading to eternal life

(Jude 1:20)  But you, beloved, building yourselves up in your most holy faith and praying in the Holy Spirit,


(Jude 1:21)  keep yourselves in the love of God, waiting for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ that leads to eternal life.


Here Jesus Himself says that He is the only way to Heaven and the Father and in so doing avoid hell that Jesus Himself spoke of

(John 14:6)  Jesus said to him, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.


But Jesus also makes it clear in Revelation that He indeed is seeking people always

(Revelation 3:20)  Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me.


The verses in Romans ten state how we are to be saved, believing the word which is near to us, to hear it then confess Jesus as Lord and believe God has raised Him from the dead- in that is our key to salvation

 (Romans 10:8)  But what does it say? "The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart" (that is, the word of faith that we proclaim);


(Romans 10:9)  because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.


(Romans 10:10)  For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved.


(Romans 10:11)  For the Scripture says, "Everyone who believes in him will not be put to shame."


(Romans 10:12)  For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; for the same Lord is Lord of all, bestowing his riches on all who call on him.


(Romans 10:13)  For "everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved."


(Romans 10:14)  How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching?


(Romans 10:15)  And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, "How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!"


(Romans 10:16)  But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Isaiah says, "Lord, who has believed what he has heard from us?"


(Romans 10:17)  So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.


Now those people are now a new creation in Christ

(2 Corinthians 5:17)  Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come


And also at peace with God being justified by faith

(Romans 5:1)  Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.


(Romans 5:2)  Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God.


These two verses promise no condemnation with those in Jesus

(Romans 8:1)  There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.


(Romans 8:2)  For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death


Then it also asks if God is for us then who or what can be against us, in these verses towards the end of Romans chapter 8

(Romans 8:31)  What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?


(Romans 8:32)  He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things?


(Romans 8:33)  Who shall bring any charge against God's elect? It is God who justifies.


(Romans 8:34)  Who is to condemn? Christ Jesus is the one who died--more than that, who was raised--who is at the right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for us.


(Romans 8:35)  Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword?


(Romans 8:36)  As it is written, "For your sake we are being killed all the day long; we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered."


(Romans 8:37)  No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.


And nothing can now separate us from the love of God in Jesus, either

(Romans 8:38)  For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers,


(Romans 8:39)  nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.


I am sure you have now seen enough now to be ready to pray to be saved. I am now including a short prayer that you can say to ensure that you are saved and have eternal life when you die, going to heaven to be with Jesus forever and not end up going to hell.

Dear God in heaven, I come to you in the name of Jesus. I acknowledge to You that I am a sinner, and I am sorry for my sins and the life that I have lived; I need your forgiveness. I believe that your only begotten Son Jesus Christ shed His precious blood on the cross at Calvary and died for my sins, and I am now willing to turn from my sin. You said in Your Holy Word, Romans 10:9 that if we confess Jesus as our Lord and believe in our hearts that God raised Jesus from the dead, we will be saved. Right now I confess Jesus as the Lord of my soul. With my heart, I believe that God raised Jesus from the dead. This very moment I accept Jesus Christ as my own personal Savior and according to His Word, right now I am saved. Thank you Jesus for your unlimited grace which has saved me from my sins. I thank you Jesus that your grace never leads to license, but rather it always leads to repentance. Therefore Lord Jesus transform my life so that I may bring glory and honor to you alone and not to myself. Thank you Jesus for dying for me and giving me eternal life.



God bless you and yours




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