The significance of Christ’s death is clarified in Romans 3 and 1 John 2. His blood is the propitiation (satisfaction) of divine justice for the sins of the world.
In a day when the blood of the cross is denied or minimized by many claiming to be evangelicals, the Bible affirms that the blood of Christ is essential for the forgiveness of sins. Colossians 1:20 and many other references are plain and unequivocal.
The crucifixion of Jesus is key to the proper understanding of His death and its meaning. Again, all four Gospels record this event and its significance.
The arrest and trials of Jesus are recorded in all four Gospels, but John 18-19 gives some unique insights. Both Jews and Gentiles are involved and culpable.
The Garden of Gethsemane is an important starting point for the study of the significance of our Lord’s death. His prayer to the Father and His admonition to the disciples have important applications for all believers.
The deliverance of the man possessed by “legion” demons follows immediately the stilling of the storm on the Sea of Galilee. The account is filled with detail concerning demonism and deliverance.
My personal favorite of our Lord’s miracles is the stilling of the storm, Mark 4. “What manner of man is this, that even the wind and the sea obey Him?”
The final two signs of John’s Gospel are perhaps the most spectacular of all. Jesus creates sight in a man born blind and raises Lazarus from the dead, chapters 9 and 11.
Following the miracles of John 2 and 4, three further signs are found in chapters 5 and 6. A man is healed at the pool of Bethesda, 5000 are fed, and Jesus walks on the water.
The wedding in Cana is the scene of Jesus’ first miracle, turning water into wine. This is the first of the seven signs recorded in John’s Gospel, pointing to Jesus’ deity.