Symbols of Jesus' Sufferings, Death, and Resurrecton
Palm Sunday. Jesus entered Jerusalem and the people spread Palm branches in front of him.      

Grace,
Oshkosh, WI

Jordan
West Allis, WI
     
Jesus is the Lamb of God            
    Immanuel
Farmington, WI
         
Jesus instituted the Lord's Super. Pictured are the cup, wheat for bread, and grapes for wine.      
 

Grace,
Oshkosh, WI

     
The cup of suffering Jesus must endure. Note that often the cross is inside the cup.    
 
Grace,
Oshkosh, WI
Nain,
West Allis, WI
Emanuel First,
Lansing, MI
Gethsemane
Milwaukee, WI
   
Judas lead a mob to arrest Jesus. Note the torch and the money Judas got for his treachery.      
 
Grace,
Oshkosh, WI
Emanuel First,
Lansing, MI
Trinity
Waukesha, WI
     
Peter cuts off the ear of the High Priest's servant.      
 
Grace,
Oshkosh, WI
     
Jesus is arrested. Symbols often include a lantern or torch and a rope.      
 
Grace,
Oshkosh, WI
St. Paul
Sodus, MI
St. Paul
Sodus, MI
     
Peter denied the Lord three times before the rooster crowed twice.      
  Grace,
Oshkosh, WI
     
The soldiers put a crown of thorns on Jesus' head.      
  Grace,
Oshkosh, WI
Zebaoth,
Milwaukee, WI
St. Paul
Saginaw, MI
     
A pillory to which Jesus was tied and whipped.      
Zebaoth,
Milwaukee, WI
Zebaoth,
Milwaukee, WI
St. Matthew
Benton Harbor, MI
     
Pitcher, Bowl, and Towel: Pilate tried to wash away his responsibility for Jesus' death.      
  Grace,
Oshkosh, WI
Emanuel First,
Lansing, MI
     
Nails symbolize the crucifixion. The symbol sometimes add the hammer and pincers.      
Emanuel First,
Lansing, MI
St. Matthew
Benton Harbor, MI
St. Paul
Saginaw, MI
     
INRI stands for Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews. Latin: Iesus Nazarenus Rex Iudaiorum.    
  Grace,
Oshkosh, WI
Atonement,
Milwaukee, WI
Gethsemane
Milwaukee, WI
St. Paul's
Ixonia
   
The soldiers cast lots for Jesus' seamless robe.      
Emanuel First,
Lansing, MI
     
Jesus' On the Cross            
    Zion
Rhinelander, WI
         
At the end of his life, Jesus accepted the soldier's offer of something to drink, signifying that his suffering was over.      
Emanuel First,
Lansing, MI
St. Paul's
Fort Atkinson
     
The three crosses on Calvary.      
 
Grace,
Oshkosh, WI
St. Paul's
Franklin, WI
Cross and Crown
Georgetown, TX
     
The soldiers pierced Jesus' side.      
Emanuel First,
Lansing, MI
     
The curtain in the temple was torn in two.      
Mount Lebanon,
Milwaukee, WI
     
Jesus' Burial            
    Bethany
Appleton, WI
         
Jesus heart with fire, symbolizing his zeal for our salvation .    
Christ,
Milwaukee, WI
David Star,
Jackson, WI
St. James
Milwaukee, WI
St. Paul's
Fort Atkinson, WI
   
The empty cross with Jesus' garment on it, symbolizing his resurrection.      
 
Grace,
Oshkosh, WI
     
The Phoenix was a mythological bird that rose every 500 years. It came to symbolize the resurrection.      
 
Grace,
Oshkosh, WI
Zebaoth,
Milwaukee, WI
     
The Pelican symbolizes Jesus' sacrifice. The pelican was thought to have taken its own blood and given it to her chicks.            
    St. Paul
Sodus, MI
         
The butterfly is a symbol of the resurrection, emphasizing the resurrection of those who believe in Jesus.      
   
Grace,
Oshkosh, WI
Zebaoth,
Milwaukee, WI
       
The lily is a symbol of the resurrection.            
    Jordan
West Allis, WI
         
The rooster symbolizes the resurrection. It can also symbolize Peter's denial of Jesus.            
    David Star,
Jackson, WI
         
The bursting pomegranite is another symbol of the resurrection. It denotes the many who live because one died.      
Zebaoth,
Milwaukee, WI
     
Jesus is sitting at God's right hand.      
Mount Lebanon,
Milwaukee, WI
     
Jesus will come again to judge the living and the dead.      
Mount Lebanon,
Milwaukee, WI
St. Paul's
Howard's Grove, WI