Jesus Fulfills the Scriptures

Suffering, Death, Resurrection, and Ascension

When he is 33 years old, Jesus foretells that he will suffer and die, then rise from the dead. Shortly thereafter, he enters Jerusalem, riding on a donkey. A few days later, he meets with his disciples and institutes a special meal for them, now called “The Lord’s Supper” or “holy communion.”

That night, he is betrayed by Judas, one of his disciples, and arrested. The next day (Friday), he is sentenced to death, first by the Jews and then by the Roman governor Pontius Pilate. He is crucified with 2 criminals. Later in the day, he died and is buried.

On the third day after his death, Jesus returns to life. During the next 40 days, he meets with his disciples. To prove that he has risen from the dead, he also appears to more than 500 other people. Then, exactly 40 days after his resurrection, Jesus returns to the Father by ascending to heaven.