- 1 Corinthians 15:1-56 - Jesus’ death and resurrection are historical events
- Mark 8:31 - Jesus knew his death was coming and chose it.
- Isiah 53 - A prophecy about Jesus who would suffer for sins and be glorified by God the Father.
- John 10:17-18 - Jesus freely and lovingly laid down His life for us in accordance with His Father’s will.
- Matthew 26-27; Mark 14-15; Luke 22-23; John 18-19 - The Passion of our Lord Jesus Christ
- 1 Peter 3:18 - Why Jesus’ death matters.
- Acts 2:14-46 - The story of Jesus according to Peter
The Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC)
- CCC 574-597 - A background to Jesus’ teachings and relationship with religious leaders of His day
- CCC 598 - All humankind is responsible for Jesus’ death because of our sins.
- CCC 599-603 - Jesus’ death was part of the plan of salvation for humankind and foretold in the Old Testament.
- CCC 604-605 - This plan of salvation is rooted in God’s love for humankind and excludes no one.
- CCC 606-612 - Jesus is a person of the Trinity,divine and human
- CCC 613-617 - Jesus’ sacrifice was unique and created the final covenant between God and man was established.
- CCC 618 - When we suffer, we can unite our suffering to Jesus’ and participate in the redemptive value of His suffering.
- CCC 624-630 - Jesus truly died, was buried, did not corrupt, and rose from the dead—body and soul.
Official Church Documents:
- Gaudium et Spes, The Church in the Modern World, Vatican Council II, Paragraph 22.