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The Passion of Jesus Christ

pas?sion pa-sh?n - noun

    [Middle English, from Old French, from Late Latin passion-, passio suffering, being acted upon, from Latin pati to suffer — more at patient]
    (13th century)

    1 often capitalized

    a : the sufferings of Christ between the night of the Last Supper and his death

    b : an oratorio based on a gospel narrative of the Passion



    At bible.org we are excited about the upcoming Mel Gibson film, The Passion of the Christ. The passion of Jesus Christ is the climax of each of the four New Testament Gospels, and is the fulfillment of many Old Testament prophecies concerning the coming Jewish Messiah. Although this movie is a masterpiece, watching The Passion of the Christ is like starting near the end of a novel – one cannot understand the story adequately without starting at the beginning and reading it through to the last page of the final chapter. It is important to understand that the passion of our Lord was a necessity because it was promised from the earliest pages of the Old Testament. Our Lord’s death did not come upon an unsuspecting victim. He died exactly when and how He intended. After His resurrection Jesus commissioned His disciples to explain the significance of His passion to their generation and (by means of the New Testament Scriptures they penned) to ours as well. It is our desire to assist you to understand the passion of our Lord in the light of the entire Bible. We have selected some of the materials on bible.org which explain from the Bible how the passion of Jesus relates to you personally. The passion of Jesus Christ is the most marvelous story ever told. Over the centuries it has transformed countless lives. Listed below are several reviews of the movie itself, followed by a listing of some of the articles from bible.org that relate to the passion of Christ as depicted and explained in the New Testament.

    The Event in Audio

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  • Part 1
  • Part 2
  • Part 3

    Reviews and Reflections on the movie

  • Notes on the Passion
  • Passionate Review
  • Point of the Passion
  • Review of Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ
  • Sacred Imagination and the Gospel: A Review of "The Passion of the Christ"
  • The Passion of the Christ - What will my Muslim Friends think of it?

    The Passion Event in the Gospels

    The Passion Event Preached (by the Apostles)

    Other Articles on the Passon Event

    Christology (The Living Word, Christ Jesus the Lord)

     

  • Related Topics: Christology