The Lord Jesus offered his human life to God the Father for the sins of humankind. He willingly died out of love. He died to redeem all people and save us from the death of sin. Jesus’ death is a saving death that opens up the possibility of salvation for everyone who comes to believe in him and accepts his commandments.

In the Apostles’ Creed, we profess that Jesus Christ was “crucified, died, and was buried.” But what does that really mean?

Objective: In this course, students will learn about Jesus Christ's death. Students will learn what happened after He died and how His resurrection was possible. 

As Christ said in the Book of Revelation, “I was dead and look – I am alive for ever and ever, and I hold the keys of death and Hades” (Revelation 1:18). Christ truly does free us from the lasting death of separation from God. In the Lord Jesus, we are granted the gift of everlasting life.

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Course curriculum

  • 01

    The Three Days - Lesson 1 - Crucified, Died, and Buried

    • Lesson 1 - Crucified, Died, and Buried - Introduction

    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers

    • Lesson 1 - Crucified, Died, and Buried - LESSON PLAN / STUDY GUIDE

    • Lesson 1 - Crucified, Died, and Buried - VIDEO

    • Lesson 1 - Crucified, Died, and Buried - QUIZ

  • 02

    The Three Days - Lesson 2 - Descended Into Hell

    • Lesson 2 - Descended Into Hell - Introduction

    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers

    • Lesson 2 - Descended Into Hell - LESSON PLAN / STUDY GUIDE

    • Lesson 2 - Descended Into Hell - VIDEO

    • Lesson 2 - Descended Into Hell - QUIZ

  • 03

    The Three Days - Lesson 3 - On The Third Day He Rose Again From The Dead

    • Lesson 3 - On The Third Day He Rose Again From The Dead - Introduction

    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers

    • Lesson 3 - On The Third Day He Rose Again From The Dead - LESSON PLAN / STUDY GUIDE

    • Lesson 3 - On The Third Day He Rose Again From The Dead - VIDEO

    • Lesson 3 - On The Third Day He Rose Again From The Dead - QUIZ

Social proof: reviews

suzanne andrade

5 star rating

“I am so grateful for these lessons of “Crucified, Died and Buried”. Going to a Catholic school through my grammar years, I just do not remember being taught these lessons and those eight years are one of the best childhood memories I have. I now t...”

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“I am so grateful for these lessons of “Crucified, Died and Buried”. Going to a Catholic school through my grammar years, I just do not remember being taught these lessons and those eight years are one of the best childhood memories I have. I now totally understand why Jesus went to Hell, and it all makes sense. God’s blessings, Suzanne 🙏🏼”

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Alice Branstner

5 star rating

“Jesus was both human and devine. He was not forced to suffer and die but he willing died to save us from eternal death. He excepted the suffering as part of God's love and his plan for our salvation.”

“Jesus was both human and devine. He was not forced to suffer and die but he willing died to save us from eternal death. He excepted the suffering as part of God's love and his plan for our salvation.”

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Margaret Miner

5 star rating

“Jesus' death so that mankind may have everlasting life, a gift of love , open to all.”

“Jesus' death so that mankind may have everlasting life, a gift of love , open to all.”

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Instructor(s)

Instructor Bio:

Deacon Frederick Bartels is a member of the Catholic clergy who serves the Church in the diocese of Pueblo, CO. He received an MA in Theology and Educational Ministry from Catholic Distance University, where he is currently employed as an adjunct professor of theology. He is founder and editor of Joy In Truth (joyintruth.com), an online magazine dedicated to the New Evangelization. As a Catholic educator, public speaker and evangelist, Deacon Bartels strives to infuse culture with the saving principles of the gospel. He lives in Colorado with his wife, Shelly, and the youngest two of their six children. Professor Bartels is Chairman of the Theology Department.

Deacon Frederick Bartels

Professor of Theology, Department Chair