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The Suffering and Death of Christ

The movie The Passion of the Christ incited a flurry of debate and media attention regarding the brutality and intense suffering that Jesus endured in His last days on earth. We encourage this debate and believe that He willingly laid down His life so that we could live eternally.

We are glad to provide the following downloads to you at no cost. These resources feature the medical aspects of Christ's death, and we encourage you to share these resources with your pastor, friends, family and colleagues.


.Download file The Events of Passion Week
This powerpoint takes an in-depth look at the events that occured on the days leading up to Christ's death on the cross. You can easily use this presentation to present the topic to your Sunday school class, small group or local Bible study.

Download file The Physical Suffering & Death of Christ
CMDA Senior Vice President Dr. Gene Rudd details the medical implications of Christ's death in this interview. In addition to the interview transcript, you can also Download file listen to the interview.

Download file Timeline of Suffering and Death
Take a close look at the pain Christ suffered on the cross in this hour-by-hour timeline of His last hours on the cross.

Download file Discussion Questions
Are you discussing this topic in your Sunday school class, small group or local Bible study? This list of discussion questions has been developed to help lead your discussion as you examine and study the suffering of Christ on the cross.

Download file Jesus & JAMA
The archive article from the former Christian Medical Society Journal looks at the physical cause of Christ's death.

Download file Medical and Spiritual Implications of Christ's Passion
Dr. John Hubert takes a closer look at the medical and spiritual implications of the days leading up to Christ's crucifixion and resurrection.

The Cause of Jesus' Death
Dr. Joseph Bergeron shares what he learned from a historical study of the crucifixion of Jesus from a medical perspective.

Christ Forsaken
Dr. Darin Bowers examines Christ's physical and spiritual suffering on the cross

Download file Excruciate
Dr. Gene Rudd's Chapel Message during Holy Week on the death and resurrection of Christ.