Jesus Christ’s death was foretold
In time and in eternity
and all who dwell on earth will worship it, everyone whose name has not been written before the foundation of the world in the book of life of the Lamb who was slain.
Yet it was the will of the LORD to crush him;
he has put him to grief;
when his soul makes an offering for guilt,
he shall see his offspring; he shall prolong his days;
the will of the LORD shall prosper in his hand.
Out of the anguish of his soul he shall see and be satisfied;
by his knowledge shall the righteous one, my servant,
make many to be accounted righteous,
and he shall bear their iniquities.
Therefore I will divide him a portion with the many,
and he shall divide the spoil with the strong,
because he poured out his soul to death
and was numbered with the transgressors;
yet he bore the sin of many,
and makes intercession for the transgressors.
By Jesus Christ himself
From that time Jesus began to show his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and suffer many things from the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and on the third day be raised.
I came from the Father and have come into the world, and now I am leaving the world and going to the Father.”
Jesus Christ willingly planned to give his life
I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.
By this we know love, that he laid down his life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers.
Plots to kill Jesus Christ
The Pharisees went out and immediately held counsel with the Herodians against him, how to destroy him.
and plotted together in order to arrest Jesus by stealth and kill him.
And he was teaching daily in the temple. The chief priests and the scribes and the principal men of the people were seeking to destroy him,
This was why the Jews were seeking all the more to kill him, because not only was he breaking the Sabbath, but he was even calling God his own Father, making himself equal with God.
Believers identify with Jesus Christ in his death
Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life.
For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we shall certainly be united with him in a resurrection like his. We know that our old self was crucified with him in order that the body of sin might be brought to nothing, so that we would no longer be enslaved to sin. For one who has died has been set free from sin. Now if we have died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him.