The guilty one goes free; the innocent man dies.

Coty Pinckney comments on Mark 15:6-15: Note here the irony of the release of Barabbas: Jesus is falsely accused of leading a rebellion against Rome; Barabbas did lead a rebellion against Rome. The guilty one goes free; the innocent man dies. Pilate’s preference for not executing an innocent man is just that – a preference, … More The guilty one goes free; the innocent man dies.

God’s purpose. No accident. No chance.

We come now to Mark’s account of Jesus’ arrest and betrayal.  J.C. Ryle comments on Mark 14: 43-52 Let us notice, secondly, in these verses, how all things in our Lord’s passion happened according to God’s Word. His own address to those who took Him, exhibits this in a striking manner–“the Scripture must be fulfilled.” There was … More God’s purpose. No accident. No chance.

See the contrast between the choices of Jesus and the disciples?

Jesus Prays in Gethsemane And they went to a place called Gethsemane. And he said to his disciples, “Sit here while I pray.” And he took with him Peter and James and John, and began to be greatly distressed and troubled. And he said to them, “My soul is very sorrowful, even to death. Remain here and watch.”And going … More See the contrast between the choices of Jesus and the disciples?

May 17 Mark 14:32-42

May 17 Mark 14:32-42 (ESV) Jesus Prays in Gethsemane 32 And they went to a place called Gethsemane. And he said to his disciples, “Sit here while I pray.” 33 And he took with him Peter and James and John, and began to be greatly distressed and troubled. 34 And he said to them, “My soul is very sorrowful, even to death. … More May 17 Mark 14:32-42