152: Death of Jesus (New Testament Lesson 26)

“To This End Was I Born”

This episode explores the lessons we can learn from Jesus’ death, as well as how we can accept death in a way that enriches life.

Jody and Jordan join the class.


Class Member Reading: Matthew 26:47–27:66; Mark 14:43–15:39; Luke 22:47–23:56; John 18–19

Additional Reading: Isaiah 53; Mark 15:39–47; John 3:16; 15:13; 1 Nephi 11:32–33; 19:7–9; 2 Nephi 9:21–22

Scripture Chain: Luke 23:33–46; John 15:13; 1 Nephi 19:9–10; D&C 34:1–4


You can access the Annotated Reading here (or PDF).

You can access the Lesson Notes here (or PDF).



Of Regrets and Resolutions, President Uchtdorf

Regrets of the Dying

Doula for the Dying 

How We Can Grieve Better, Mormon Matters

The Chaplains on Suffering, Mormon Matters

Near Death Experiences, Mormon Matters

Contemplating Mortality, On Being

We Come Over and Sit, BCC

Being Someone to Sit With, BCC

Death, Open Yale Courses (Very rigorous)

Mormon Women Project Lesson 26


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Thanks to William Newman for audio postproduction and to Marshall McDonald for the bumper music!

Latest Comments

  1. Jason Hale says:

    There are several talks on TED.com about death, just search “death” in the search tab. One of the most interesting talks is ‘Matthew O’Reilly: “Am I dying?” The honest answer.’ He’s an EMT, and has grappled with the question of if someone is going to die, whether or not he should tell them “Yes”. It’s a great talk about what is better, tell someone a lie, and say “your going to be fine.” or tell the truth, “Your dying”.


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