The Gospel Of Mark | Sermon ElevenApril 10, 2022
Mark 15 | The Crucifixion
Mark 15:16-20 “The soldiers led Jesus away into the palace (that is, the Praetorium) and called together the whole company of soldiers. 17 They put a purple robe on him, then twisted together a crown of thorns and set it on him. 18 And they began to call out to him, “Hail, king of the Jews!” 19 Again and again they struck him on the head with a staff and spit on him. Falling on their knees, they paid homage to him. 20 And when they had mocked him, they took off the purple robe and put his own clothes on him. Then they led him out to crucify him.”
Jesus is being led away from 2 men: One condemned Jesus to an undeserved death and one had just been
given undeserved life.
But herein lies the gospel: Jesus loved them all…Crowd. Followers. Pilate. Barabbas.
Mark 15:21-22 “A certain man from Cyrene, Simon, the father of Alexander and Rufus, was passing by on his way in from the country, and they forced him to carry the cross. 22 They brought Jesus to the place called Golgotha (which means “the place of the skull”).”
Via Dolorosa, the ‘sorrowful road’.
Mark 15:23-26 “Then they offered him wine mixed with myrrh, but he did not take it. 24 And they crucified him. Dividing up his clothes, they cast lots to see what each would get. 25 It was nine in the morning when they crucified him. 26 The written notice of the charge against him read: the king of the jews.”
Mark 15:34-37 “And at three in the afternoon Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?” (which means “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”). 35 When some of those standing near heard this, they said, “Listen, he’s calling Elijah.” 36 Someone ran, filled a sponge with wine vinegar, put it on a staff, and offered it to Jesus to drink. “Now leave him alone. Let’s see if Elijah comes to take him down,” he said. 37 With a loud cry, Jesus breathed his last.”
Full Cup of the Wrath of God
It was the blood of the Passover lamb that saved the Israelite people from physical death.
But on the cross, it was the blood of the Lamb of God that saved us from eternal death.