Jesus Tells about
His Death the Third Time
Bible Study Lesson: Matthew
performed many miracles in the Bible
and these are certainly a big part of his
But, He also had the ability
to predict the future as we find in the last days
leading up to His famous trip to Jerusalem on
Third Time Jesus Predicts His Death and
As Jesus was about
to go up to Jerusalem, He took the twelve
disciples aside by themselves, and on the way He
said to them,
Behold, we are going
up to Jerusalem; and the Son of Man will be
delivered to the chief priests and scribes, and
they will condemn Him to death, and will hand
Him over to the Gentiles to mock and scourge and
crucify Him, and on the third day He will be
raised up. -
Matthew 20:17-19 NASB
the Future - After It Happens
Can we predict the future?
Sure we can, the moment it becomes the
It's easy for us to look back
at the Easter
story and discern
exactly how it will turn out.
We've heard these
verses since we were
children so there is no doubt that Christ will be
crucified, he will die on the cross, and on the
third day he will rise again.
But, Jesus told this story
three times before it happened!
the Disciples "Get It" ?
We have the knowledge of
hindsight which gives us the complete story of
Jesus but the disciples were only experiencing the
"here and now".
They did not understand that
Christ had to die in order to bring others to his
kingdom in heaven.
So, the disciples argued
would be the greatest
and who would receive the most power in Christ's
kingdom not suspecting that their reward would not
be of this earth.
After the death and
resurrection of Jesus, the disciples would come to
understand what we already know ...
- Christ died
- Christ rose again on the
third day in order to take on the sins of people
- including you and I.
Isn't God Awesome?
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experience of Jesus Christ, please take a moment to
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Verses about Christ predicting His
death are from New American Standard Bible
& New King James Version - Lesson credited to
Life Application Study Bible - NIV Lockman