Tag: Christ

The Death of God’s Son (Wisdom 2:12-20)

The Death of God’s Son (Wisdom 2:12-20)

The Wisdom of Solomon is a unique biblical book. It was one of the last books of the Old Testament to be produced and it was the only one written in Greek (about 50 BC). The author was probably a Greek-speaking Jew who lived in Egypt, where there was a large Jewish community at the … Continue reading The Death of God’s Son (Wisdom 2:12-20)

Christ stills the Tempest (Mark 4:35-41)

Christ stills the Tempest (Mark 4:35-41)

The story of Christ calming the storm on Lake Galilee is found in three of the gospels (Matthew 8:18-27; Mark 4:35-41; Luke 8:22-25). St Mark’s account is the most graphic. Its attention to detail (such as Christ asleep on a ‘cushion’) suggests that it originally came from someone who was there - probably St Peter. … Continue reading Christ stills the Tempest (Mark 4:35-41)

The Healing Ministry of Christ (Mark 1:32-34)

The Healing Ministry of Christ (Mark 1:32-34)

According to the gospels, Christ was well-known for his ability to heal. Crowds of afflicted people flocked to him, and “he cured many who were sick with various diseases, and cast out many demons” (Mark 1:32-34). He is also described as having raised three people from the dead. These miraculous accounts are presented as proof … Continue reading The Healing Ministry of Christ (Mark 1:32-34)

The Scourging at the Pillar (John 19:1-3)

The Scourging at the Pillar (John 19:1-3)

The scourging of Christ before his crucifixion is mentioned matter-of-factly in three of the gospels (Matthew 27:26; Mark 15:15; John 19:1-3), although it’s not described in any detail. These brief references to the scourging, however, don't take away from the fact that it was a terrible punishment that would have left Christ in a critical … Continue reading The Scourging at the Pillar (John 19:1-3)

The Agony in the Garden (Matthew 26:36-46)

The Agony in the Garden (Matthew 26:36-46)

On the night before his death, Christ went with the apostles to the Garden of Gethsemane to pray. Faced with the prospect of his upcoming death, Christ became “grieved and agitated.” All alone while the apostles slept, he prayed three times: “My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from me; yet not … Continue reading The Agony in the Garden (Matthew 26:36-46)