The Death, Burial, and Resurrection of Jesus

resurrectionTITLE: Death, Burial, and Resurrection of Jesus


PROPOSITION: To understand and know the 1) Death, 2) Burial, and 3) Resurrection of Jesus.

OBJECTIVE: Each person should understand what Jesus went through so that we could be saved and the significance of these events for our lives today.


1. Read: 1 Corinthians 15:1-5

2. About the Text:

1) Some were challenging the resurrection of Jesus.

2) Paul reminded them of the gospel.

3) The gospel is the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus.

3. Ref. to S, T, P, O, and A.


I.   Death

1. Jesus death was preceded by great suffering.

1) He prayed in the garden, “O My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from Me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as You will” (Matthew 26:39).

2) Luke says that his sweat was like great drops of blood (Luke 22:44).

3) He was abused by the High Priest and his followers.

4) He was mocked with a purple robe, beaten with a reed, and a crown of thorns placed on his head (John 19:2).

5) He was beaten with a Roman scourge (Mark 15:15).

6) He was forced to carry his own cross (John 19:17).

2. Jesus was crucified.

1) “Now it was the third hour, and they crucified Him” (Mark 15:25).

2) They drove nails into his hands and his feet (John 20:25).

3) He hung suspended from a wooden cross for six hours (Luke 23:44).

3. Jesus died on the cross.

1) The blood loss from the scourging, crown of thorns, and crucifixion were massive.

2) There was also thirst, shortage of breath, and muscular fatigue.

3) “So when Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, “It is finished!” And bowing His head, He gave up His spirit” (John 19:30).

4) “But one of the soldiers pierced His side with a spear, and immediately blood and water came out” (John 19:34).

4. There were thousands of crucifixions in the Roman empire each year. What made Jesus crucifixion special?

II.  Burial

1. Jesus body was taken down from the cross.

1) Joseph of Arimathea asked for Jesus body.

2) “Joseph of Arimathea, a prominent council member, who was himself waiting for the kingdom of God, coming and taking courage, went in to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus” (Mark 15:43).

2. Jesus body was hastily prepared for burial.

1) “Then he bought fine linen, took Him down, and wrapped Him in the linen. And he laid Him in a tomb which had been hewn out of the rock, and rolled a stone against the door of the tomb” (Mark 15:46).

2) “And Nicodemus, who at first came to Jesus by night, also came, bringing a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about a hundred pounds. Then they took the body of Jesus, and bound it in strips of linen with the spices, as the custom of the Jews is to bury” (John 19:39-40).

3. Jesus body was placed in a tomb.

1) “Then he took it down, wrapped it in linen, and laid it in a tomb that was hewn out of the rock, where no one had ever lain before” (Luke 23:53).

2) “And the women who had come with Him from Galilee followed after, and they observed the tomb and how His body was laid” (Luke 23:55).

3) “Now in the place where He was crucified there was a garden, and in the garden a new tomb in which no one had yet been laid. So there they laid Jesus, because of the Jews’ Preparation Day, for the tomb was nearby” (John 19:41-42).

4. There were thousands of burials in Judea every year. What made Jesus’ burial special?

III. Resurrection

1. Read Matthew 28:1-7.

2. Read Mark 16:1-7.

3. Read Luke 24:1-12

4. Read John 20:1-16

5. There were other resurrections before Jesus. What made Jesus resurrection special?


1. What is special about the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus?

1) It is Jesus – The Son of God, The Messiah, Immanuel: God with us, the Incarnate Word, Yahweh: The Great I AM.

2) God went through death, burial, and resurrection to take the punishment for my sins.

3) “But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; We have turned, every one, to his own way; And the Lord has laid on Him the iniquity of us all” (Isaiah 53:5-6).

4) “But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8).

5) “For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him” (2 Corinthians 5:21).

6) “who was delivered up because of our offenses, and was raised for our justification” (Romans 4:25).

7) The Son of God died a man to enable men to live as sons of God.

2. Invitation