A closer look at what Jesus’ spirit did while his body lay in the tomb

What Jesus’ spirit did during the time his body lay in the tomb for three days is rather mysterious. The scriptures tell us very little about this time. To this, there is leeway as to what one may interpret. We’ll start our discussion with this verse: For Christ also died for sins once for all, the just for the unjust, so …

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The work of the Trinity in the life of Jesus part 13: The Crucifixion

Although Jesus was the one who hung upon the cross and took the punishment for our sins, the work of atonement was a combined effort of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. The gospels do not specifically mention the Father or Holy Spirit, other than Jesus’ cries to his Father on the cross (Abba). But …

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The Trinity in the life of Jesus part 12: The Trial

In the trial of Jesus, we can assume God the Father and God the Holy Spirit were silently alongside Jesus, giving him comfort and assurance during this difficult time. But what we may not have seen is that they were also active in the trial, making sure God’s only son was condemned to death. The …

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The work of the Trinity in the life of Jesus part 11: The Betrayal

If anyone were to betray Jesus, someone who was not a faithful follower would have been a more likely candidate, certainly not someone as close as one of his own disciples. When Jesus predicted his betrayal, it seemed like a surprise to all of his disciples; but it was surely no surprise to Jesus, even …

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