Have you ever wondered what happened to the 56 men who signed the Declaration of Independence? Five signers were captured by the British as traitors, and tortured before they died. Twelve had their homes ransacked and burned. Two lost their sons in the Revolutionary Army, anoth … More
Between the sixth hour (noon) and the ninth hour (3:00 p.m.) darkness came over the whole land (v. 33). At the end of the supernatural darkness Jesus cried out, “My God! My God! Why have you forsaken Me” (v. 34)? Some of the people standing there heard Jesus and said “He is calling for Elijah” (v. 35). Up to this moment Jesus had never gone through the experience of being separated from the Father, but in order to be completely identified with our humanity He had to go through it.
A soldier offered Jesus a sponge saturated with a mixture of vinegar and water (v. 36). The centurion who stood nearby goes on to identify Jesus as truly, “the Son of God” (v. 39). Following this Jesus “gave up the ghost,” (v. 37), which literally means He “breathed out His life” or died. At this point “the veil of the temple” (v. 38) which separated the Holy of Holies (into which no man was permitted to go) from the rest of the temple ripped from top to bottom. This symbolized the fact that the way was now open for all believers to enter into the very presence of God at any time. Some women who had come with Jesus to Jerusalem were looking on from a distance (vv. 40-41).
When I realized that Jesus actually became a sacrifice for my sins I accepted Him as my personal Savior? Now the question is How can I more effectively communicate the good news of Jesus’ death.
And when the sixth hour had come, there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour. 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?" And some of the bystanders hearing it said, "Behold, he is calling Elijah." And someone ran and filled a sponge with sour wine, put it on a reed and gave it to him to drink, saying, "Wait, let us see whether Elijah will come to take him down." And Jesus uttered a loud cry and breathed his last. And the curtain of the temple was torn in two, from top to bottom. And when the centurion, who stood facing him, saw that in this way he breathed his last, he said, "Truly this man was the Son of God!" There were also women looking on from a distance, among whom were Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James the younger and of Joses, and Salome. When he was in Galilee, they followed him and ministered to him, and there were also many other women who came up with him to Jerusalem.
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Mark 12:1-12Jesus tells about the owner of a vineyard
Mark 12:13-17Pharisees ask Jesus about paying poll tax
Mark 12:18-27Whose wife shall she be in the resurrection?
Mark 12:28-34"You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”
Mark 12:35-44Jesus makes a series of charges against the scribes
Mark 13:1-13Prediction of "the time of Tribulation”
Mark 13:14-23False teachers in the end times
Mark 13:24-32A description of the Second Coming
Mark 13:33-37We must not be found sleeping
Mark 14:1-9Jesus anointed with perfume
Mark 14:10-16Judas arranges for Jesus betrayal
Mark 14:17-26Lord’s Supper replaces the Passover
Mark 14:27-31Peter’s heart was in the right place
Mark 14:32-42Jesus in the garden of Gethsemane
Mark 14:43-52Judas’ arrival to betray Jesus
Mark 14:53-65Jesus is brought before the Sanhedrin
Mark 14:66-72Peter denies his Lord three times
Mark 15:1-5Jesus is brought before Pontius Pilate
Mark 15:6-15Barabbas is released
Mark 15:16-23Simon commanded to carry the cross
Mark 15:24-32Jesus nailed to the cross
Mark 15:33-41Jesus "gave up the ghost”
Mark 15:42-47Joseph places Jesus in the tomb
Mark 16:1-8Angel says Jesus is risen
Mark 16:9-14A reluctance to believe
Mark 16:15-20"Go ye into all the world”