112- – Suffering of Christ


 § 112. The suffering of Christ, the God-man, 1 was real suffering 2 of body 3 and soul, 4 in obedience to the Father’s will, 5 that He might make atonement for our disobedience 6 and earn for us eternal bliss. 7

1. The suffering of Christ, the God-man

  Romans 8:32 He that spared not His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?

  Acts 3:15 And killed the Prince of life, whom God hath raised from the dead.

  Acts 20:28 Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the Church of God, which He hath purchased with His own blood.

  I Corinthians 2:8 Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.

  I Peter 4:1 Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind: for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin.

  I Peter 3:18 For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the Just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit.

2. was real suffering

  Psalm 31:10–12 For My life is spent with grief, and My years with sighing: My strength faileth because of Mine iniquity, and My bones are consumed. I was a reproach among all Mine enemies, but especially among My neighbors, and a fear to Mine acquaintance: they that did see Me without fled from Me. I am forgotten as a dead man out of mind: I am like a broken vessel.

  Psalm 40:13 Be pleased, O Lord, to deliver Me: O Lord, make haste to help Me.

  Psalm 69:2–4 I sink in deep mire, where there is no standing: I am come into deep waters, where the floods overflow Me. I am weary of My crying: My throat is dried: Mine eyes fail while I wait for My God. They that hate Me without a cause are more than the hairs of Mine head: they that would destroy Me, being Mine enemies wrongfully, are mighty: then I restored that which I took not away.

  Matthew 26:38 My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death: tarry ye here, and watch with Me.

  Acts 2:24 Whom God hath raised up, having loosed the pains of death: because it was not possible that He should be holden of it.

  Luke 24:26 Ought not Christ to have suffered these things, and to enter into His glory?

  Luke 22:42–44 Father, if Thou be willing, remove this cup from Me: nevertheless not My will, but Thine, be done. And there appeared an angel unto Him from heaven, strengthening Him. And being in an agony He prayed more earnestly: and His sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground.

  Isaiah 53:8 He was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare His generation? for He was cut off out of the land of the living: for the transgression of my people was He stricken.

3. of body

  John 18:22 One of the officers which stood by struck Jesus with the palm of his hand, saying, Answerest thou the high priest so?

  Matthew 26:67–68 Then did they spit in His face, and buffeted Him; and others smote Him with the palms of their hands, saying, Prophesy unto us, Thou Christ, Who is he that smote Thee?

  Luke 22:63 And the men that held Jesus mocked Him, and smote Him.

  John 19:2–3 And the soldiers platted a crown of thorns, and put it on His head, and they put on Him a purple robe, and said, Hail, King of the Jews! and they smote Him with their hands.

4. and soul

  Matthew 26:38 My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death.

5. in obedience to the Father’s will,

  John 14:31 As the Father gave Me commandment, even so I do.

  John 18:11 Put up thy sword into the sheath: the cup which My Father hath given Me, shall I not drink it?

  Luke 22:42 Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from Me: nevertheless not My will, but Thine, be done.

  Matthew 26:39, 42 O My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from Me: nevertheless not as I will, but as Thou wilt. (42) He went away again the second time, and prayed, saying, O My Father, if this cup may not pass away from Me, except I drink it, Thy will be done.

  Philippians 2:8 And being found in fashion as a man, He humbled Himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.

6. that He might make atonement for our disobedience

  Isaiah 53:4 Surely He hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem Him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.

  Galatians 3:13 Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the Law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree.

7. and earn for us eternal bliss

  Hebrews 2:10 For it became Him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the Captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings.

  Hebrews 5:9 And being made perfect, He became the Author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey Him.

  Galatians 4:5 To redeem them that were under the Law, that we might receive the adoption of sons.