For this year’s A to Z challenge I am highlighting some important words from the Easter story. Jesus’ death on the cross (Letter C) occurred on a Friday during the festival of Passover. The account of his death is given in all four gospels. Matthew 27 :45-50 , Mark 15:25-37 , Luke 23:44-46 and John 19:28-30
Passover was a time associated with the death of sacrificial lambs. The Jewish festival remembers the exodus, the time that the people of Israel escaped from slavery in Egypt. I mentioned it in my post for the Letter B.
Jesus Christ is known as the Lamb of God. He gave his life as a sacrifice for the sin of the world. The writer to the Hebrews explains the difference between Christ’s sacrifice of himself and the sacrifice of lambs for atonement. Hebrews 7
1 John 4:10 speaks of Jesus’ sacrifice.
Jesus was known as a teacher. The people, who listened to him, were his disciples. His closest followers are sometimes referred to as the twelve disciples. Other followers were also disciples. The word comes from the same route as discipline. It is about instruction and learning. Today Christians are Jesus’ disciples.
My Theme Reveal contains links to the Easter story in the New Testament.