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author on June 23rd, 2010

After Pilate had given in to the crowds and ordered Barabbas released, Jesus was flogged (Mark 15:15Mark 15:15
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15 Pilate, wishing to please the multitude, released Barabbas to them, and handed over Jesus, when he had flogged him, to be crucified.

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) and then led to the praetorium where all the soldiers were called together (Mark 15:16Mark 15:16
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16 The soldiers led him away within the court, which is the Praetorium; and they called together the whole cohort.

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). They toyed with Him by putting a purple robe around Him, fashioning a painful crown of thorns and pressing it upon His head. Then they openly mocked Him, calling out, “Hail, King of the Jews”, as they struck Him with poles and spat in His face (Mark 15:17-20Mark 15:17-20
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17 They clothed him with purple, and weaving a crown of thorns, they put it on him. 18 They began to salute him, “Hail, King of the Jews!” 19 They struck his head with a reed, and spat on him, and bowing their knees, did homage to him. 20 When they had mocked him, they took the purple off of him, and put his own garments on him. They led him out to crucify him.

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author on June 16th, 2010

Pilate didn’t want to order Jesus’ crucifixion. Why? He didn’t want to give the Jews, whom he despised, the satisfaction (Mark 15:10Mark 15:10
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10 For he perceived that for envy the chief priests had delivered him up.

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But Pilate was also pulled in another direction: Read more »

author on June 9th, 2010

Two weeks ago we saw Jesus appearing before the High Priest (Mark 14:53-65Mark 14:53-65
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53 They led Jesus away to the high priest. All the chief priests, the elders, and the scribes came together with him. 54 Peter had followed him from a distance, until he came into the court of the high priest. He was sitting with the officers, and warming himself in the light of the fire. 55 Now the chief priests and the whole council sought witnesses against Jesus to put him to death, and found none. 56 For many gave false testimony against him, and their testimony didn’t agree with each other. 57 Some stood up, and gave false testimony against him, saying, 58 “We heard him say, ‘I will destroy this temple that is made with hands, and in three days I will build another made without hands.’” 59 Even so, their testimony did not agree. 60 The high priest stood up in the midst, and asked Jesus, “Have you no answer? What is it which these testify against you?” 61 But he stayed quiet, and answered nothing. Again the high priest asked him, “Are you the Christ, the Son of the Blessed?” 62 Jesus said, “I AM. You will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of Power, and coming with the clouds of the sky.” 63 The high priest tore his clothes, and said, “What further need have we of witnesses? 64 You have heard the blasphemy! What do you think?” They all condemned him to be worthy of death. 65 Some began to spit on him, and to cover his face, and to beat him with fists, and to tell him, “Prophesy!” The officers struck him with the palms of their hands.

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), and the effort they made to convict Jesus by false testimony. Jesus is now bound and taken to Pontius Pilate, the Procurator representing Judea. The Jews would accept nothing less than Jesus death – not just a traditional stoning, but a public, humiliating death on a cross – which they had no authority to perform (John 18:31-32John 18:31-32
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31 Pilate therefore said to them, “Take him yourselves, and judge him according to your law.” Therefore the Jews said to him, “It is not lawful for us to put anyone to death,” 32 that the word of Jesus might be fulfilled, which he spoke, signifying by what kind of death he should die.

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); they wanted Jesus formally cursed (Deut. 21:23Deut. 21:23
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23 his body shall not remain all night on the tree, but you shall surely bury him the same day; for he who is hanged is accursed of God; that you don’t defile your land which Yahweh your God gives you for an inheritance.

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author on June 2nd, 2010

About a month ago we read how Jesus had predicted the scattering of the disciples and, in particular, how Peter would deny Jesus three times. At the time, Peter could not conceive of any reason he would ever deny his Lord. Read more »

author on May 26th, 2010

All the religious big-wigs gathered together in the chambers of the High Priest: the Chief Priests, Elders and Teachers of the Law (Mark 14:53Mark 14:53
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53 They led Jesus away to the high priest. All the chief priests, the elders, and the scribes came together with him.

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). All seeking to build a case against Jesus so they could put Him to death (Mark 14:55Mark 14:55
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55 Now the chief priests and the whole council sought witnesses against Jesus to put him to death, and found none.

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). It seemed that in all of Jesus’ public speaking, to all the crowds, and over a three-year period, no two people could get their testimonies straight (Mark 14:56-59Mark 14:56-59
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56 For many gave false testimony against him, and their testimony didn’t agree with each other. 57 Some stood up, and gave false testimony against him, saying, 58 “We heard him say, ‘I will destroy this temple that is made with hands, and in three days I will build another made without hands.’” 59 Even so, their testimony did not agree.

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author on May 19th, 2010

Mark 14:51-52Mark 14:51-52
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51 A certain young man followed him, having a linen cloth thrown around himself, over his naked body. The young men grabbed him, 52 but he left the linen cloth, and fled from them naked.

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is a curious passage of scripture. The gospel writer is describing the arrest of Jesus. It begins the series of events which led to Jesus’ unjust trial, conviction, execution by crucifixion, and ultimate resurrection. Yet these two verses, in the midst of all Jesus’ followers deserting Him, describe a seemingly meaningless, if not almost comical, sidebar. Read more »

author on May 12th, 2010

Last week we touched on how Jesus struggled with God’s will for Him. Today we read how He is betrayed and arrested – the beginning of the fulfillment of God’s will as described in the Old Testament prophesies. Jesus’ words reveal that His decision was final: “But the Scriptures must be fulfilled.” (Mark 14:49Mark 14:49
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49 I was daily with you in the temple teaching, and you didn’t arrest me. But this is so that the Scriptures might be fulfilled.”

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). We’ll venture into the details Mark recorded in a few weeks. Jesus’ decision was one of ultimate sacrifice which restored the relationship between God and man after many centuries of separation. Read more »

author on May 5th, 2010

In less than 24 hours, Jesus was going to suffer immeasurable physical brutality and a long, excruciating death in naked humiliation hanging on a cross. Jesus was fully aware of this, and even told His disciples, “my soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death.” (Mark 14:34Mark 14:34
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34 He said to them, “My soul is exceedingly sorrowful, even to death. Stay here, and watch.”

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) In the face of all this, Jesus did not run. He prayed: “Father, everything is possible for You. Take this cup from me. Yet not what I will, but what You will.” (Mark 14:36Mark 14:36
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36 He said, “Abba, Father, all things are possible to you. Please remove this cup from me. However, not what I desire, but what you desire.”

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author on April 28th, 2010

As Jesus was making His final preparations before His crucifixion, He once again warned them of what would soon happen.

“You will all fall away, for it is written:

‘I will strike the Shepherd, and the sheep will be scattered’ (Zech. 13:7)

But after I have risen, I will go ahead of you into Galilee.” (Mk. 14:27-28Mk. 14:27-28
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27 Jesus said to them, “All of you will be made to stumble because of me tonight, for it is written, ‘I will strike the shepherd, and the sheep will be scattered.’ 28 However, after I am raised up, I will go before you into Galilee.”

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author on April 21st, 2010

Communion – the taking of bread and wine – symbolizes our sharing in Christ’s suffering and the New Covenant established when His body was broken and He shed His blood for our sins. Communion is not something we enter into lightly. The Apostle Paul wrote, “…whoever eats the bread and drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of sinning against  the body and blood of the Lord.” (1Cor. 11:27). The King James version is more blunt: he “eateth and drinketh damnation to himself.” Read more »