Hard promises and easy promises

Mark 16:6-7 And he said to them, “Do not be alarmed. You seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He has risen; he is not here. See the place where they laid him.  But go, tell his disciples and Peter that he is going before you to Galilee. There you will see him, just as … More Hard promises and easy promises

May 25 Mark 16

May 25 Mark 16 (ESV) The Resurrection 16:1 When the Sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of James and Salome bought spices, so that they might go and anoint him. 2 And very early on the first day of the week, when the sun had risen, they went to the tomb. 3 And they were saying to one … More May 25 Mark 16

Honoring our Savior

And when evening had come, since it was the day of Preparation, that is, the day before the Sabbath, Joseph of Arimathea, a respected member of the council, who was also himself looking for the kingdom of God, took courage and went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus. Mark 15:42-43 ESV J.C. … More Honoring our Savior

May 23 Mark 15:33-41

May 23 Mark 15:33-41 (ESV) The Death of Jesus 33 And when the sixth hour [1] had come, there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour. [2] 34 And at the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, “Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?” which means, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” 35 And some … More May 23 Mark 15:33-41

May 22 Mark 15:16-32

May 22 Mark 15:16-32 (ESV) Jesus Is Mocked 16 And the soldiers led him away inside the palace (that is, the governor’s headquarters), [1] and they called together the whole battalion. [2] 17 And they clothed him in a purple cloak, and twisting together a crown of thorns, they put it on him. 18 And they began to salute him, … More May 22 Mark 15:16-32

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.

May 21 Mark 15:1-15

May 21 Mark 15:1-15 (ESV) Jesus Delivered to Pilate 15:1 And as soon as it was morning, the chief priests held a consultation with the elders and scribes and the whole Council. And they bound Jesus and led him away and delivered him over to Pilate. 2 And Pilate asked him, “Are you the King of the … More May 21 Mark 15:1-15