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Contributed on Jan 16, 2019
Following the crucifixion, the hill of Calvary had grown silent. The sneering crowds had gone, and the soldiers were left to their work. An unlikely candidate showed up to remove Jesus' body and provide for His burial.
Buried by a Friend Mark 15: 42-47 Our text records a somber and uncertain time for Jesus’ followers. He and the other malefactors are now dead. Calvary has become silent as the mocking crowds have dispersed, leaving the soldiers to their work. From a human perspective, all seemed lost as Jesus ...read more
Contributed on Jan 9, 2019
In best-selling scripts, the hero beats the villain and rides off into the sunset. Our text today reveals a different scene - the hero dies. however, this is not the final chapter or the closing scene. He will live again!
The Death of the Savior Mark 15: 33-41 The text we have read today is contrary to the narrative most popular scripts of our day follow. In best selling books and block-buster movies, the hero always beats the villain and rides off into the sunset. Rarely, if ever, does the hero die in the script. ...read more
Contributed on Jan 2, 2019
Jesus endured much as He was crucified on Golgotha. He was beaten, humiliated, mocked, and blasphemed. He endured all of that for you and me. He took our place on the cross. I am thankful for the Man in the middle.
The Man in the Middle Mark 15: 22-32 Today we begin the most sobering and somber section of Mark’s gospel, dealing with the crucifixion of Jesus Christ our Lord. I am well aware that this was God’s plan for our redemption. I am thankful for the cross and the willingness of our Lord to take our ...read more
Contributed on Dec 30, 2018
Paul found himself within a Roman prison, but he refused to be defeated. Although confined and isolated, he desired to continue for the Lord. As long as he lived, he wanted to be useful for the Lord. He refused to allow circumstances to dictate his life.
Committed to Finishing Well Philippians 3: 13-14 Most will agree that living the Christian life can be difficult, especially in today’s environment and rapidly changing culture. While believers once enjoyed a majority, we now find ourselves in an increasing minority. We are continually challenged ...read more
Contributed on Dec 19, 2018
The scourging Jesus endured would have been unimaginably horrific, but His suffering was from over. Following the merciless beating, Jesus was then subjected to ridicule and mockery. All of this was done for you and me!
The Crown of Suffering Mark 15: 16-21 Our last study ended with a gripping statement: And so Pilate, willing to content the people, released Barabbas unto them, and delivered Jesus, when he had scourged him, to be crucified. It doesn’t reveal much detail. We are merely told that Jesus was ...read more