• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Why is Jesus’ example of self-sacrifice and suffering death and resurrection are important for Christians

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

Jesus' example of self-sacrifice and suffering death and resurrection are important for Christians because, I think, that it shows that someone cares and is willing to die for our well being. Firstly self-sacrifice, Jesus gave up many things for us; he gave up his place in heaven to came and help us, he even gave up all the kingdoms in the world for us and god, I mean in saint marks gospel chapter 1 verses 9-13, Jesus stayed in the desert for forty days and forty nights and the devil came and tempted him, first he tempted Jesus into turning a rock into a loaf of bread and to prove that he is the son of god and throw himself off a cliff and gods angels will come. ...read more.

Middle

Examples of suffering are numerous in amount in marks gospel and are in one story, 'Jesus is rejected at Nazareth,' he goes back to his home town and everyone doubts him, they questioned where he got his wisdom from and how he can perform miracles. To me this is true suffering, he people he thought he could count on rejected him and he felt pain. It even says 'he was not able to perform any miracles there, except that he placed his hands on a few sick people'. More obvious suffering comes before he was crucified, i.e. the 39 lashings, being stoned and spat at by soldiers. ...read more.

Conclusion

The account of this in saint marks gospel is quite moving as it says exactly what happened. 'At noon the whole country was covered in darkness which lasted for 3 hours . At 3 o'clock Jesus cried " Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani" which means "my god, my god, why did you abandon me?" then Jesus let out a loud cry and died. Resurrection. Jesus' example of resurrection is important as it gives us hope for when we pass on and tells us that there is a heaven. In conclusion Jesus' examples of self-sacrifice suffering, death and resurrection are important because it shows that Jesus know what some of us are going through at some point and it shows that god and heaven exist and that there is hope for all of us. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Christmas section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Christmas essays

  1. RE - Suffering, Death and Ressurection Of Jesus

    Easter Sunday is to remember Jesus resurrection. Christians are reminded that Mary Magdalene. The reason why Easter Eggs are connected with Easter is because Christians believe Easter Eggs symbolise new life. Christians celebrate Lent so that we can remember Jesus' suffering in the desert for 40 days and nights.

  2. Coursework assignment in “The death of Jesus”.

    Mark's gospel does emphasise the themes of suffering and death, indeed a quarter of the gospels sixteen chapters are devoted to Jesus own suffering and death. Most scholars agree that one of the main reasons for this is that Mark wrote his gospel around AD 60-70 when emperor Nero's cruel

  1. The death of Jesus

    more law abiding or more sympathetic to people with physical handicaps. However, it is true that suffering is often the result of someone else's mistake or some natural evil, like an earthquake or a flood, and such suffering may seem pointless to many people.

  2. The suffering death and resurrection of Jesus 1)

    When Jesus could have retaliated violently, he did not. He himself said, "But the scriptures must come true" This tells us that Jesus knew that he would die so he suffered willingly. He overcame temptation. When he was arrested he was alone.

  1. "Describe How Jesus Was Presented as a Worker Of Miracles Giving Examples from Luke's ...

    It is implying that Jesus is not afraid, for the trusts in the power of his father. He has faith in the power God has entrusted in him, for his is the Son of God. Jesus did not only have power over evil and the natural world.

  2. Explain why Jesus' example of self-sacrifice and his suffering, death and resurrection as presented ...

    and the jar of water (14:13). Also at the Last Supper when he says that someone who is eating the same bread as him and drinking the same water at this table will be betray me. He is implying that it will be one of the disciples but they all deny it.

  1. Suffering, Death and Resurrection - I will in the following be giving evidence as ...

    This would have caused great emotional pain for Jesus. Jesus was put on a trial that was unfair towards him. We can see that the Jews wanted rid of Jesus to an extent that they broke their own rules by conducting the trial at night and by meeting at the high priests home.

  2. Who Is Responsible For Jesus’ Death?

    They saw Jesus as a threat, so they did kill him. Jesus knew he was going to die, so why didn't he help himself? Because he didn't then he can blame himself for his own death. There was many ways he could have resisted or escaped.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work