MARK

Chapter Fifteen

 

 

Mark 15:1 And straightway in the morning the chief priests held a consultation with the elders and scribes and the whole council, and bound Jesus, and carried him away, and delivered him to Pilate.

Mark 15:2 And Pilate asked him, Art thou the King of the Jews? And he answering said unto them, Thou sayest it.

Mark 15:3 And the chief priests accused him of many things: but he answered nothing.

Mark 15:4 And Pilate asked him again, saying, Answerest thou nothing? behold how many things they witness against thee.

Mark 15:5 But Jesus yet answered nothing; so that Pilate marvelled.

Mark 15:6 Now at that feast he released unto them one prisoner, whomsoever they desired.

Mark 15:7 And there was one named Barabbas, which lay bound with them that had made insurrection with him, who had committed murder in the insurrection.

Mark 15:8 And the multitude crying aloud began to desire him to do as he had ever done unto them.

Mark 15:9 But Pilate answered them, saying, Will ye that I release unto you the King of the Jews?

Mark 15:10 For he knew that the chief priests had delivered him for envy.

Mark 15:11 But the chief priests moved the people, that he should rather release Barabbas unto them.

Mark 15:12 And Pilate answered and said again unto them, What will ye then that I shall do unto him whom ye call the King of the Jews?

Mark 15:13 And they cried out again, Crucify him.

Mark 15:14 Then Pilate said unto them, Why, what evil hath he done? And they cried out the more exceedingly, Crucify him.

Mark 15:15 And so Pilate, willing to content the people, released Barabbas unto them, and delivered Jesus, when he had scourged him, to be crucified.

Mark 15:16 And the soldiers led him away into the hall, called Praetorium; and they call together the whole band.

Mark 15:17 And they clothed him with purple, and platted a crown of thorns, and put it about his head,

Mark 15:18 And began to salute him, Hail, King of the Jews!

Mark 15:19 And they smote him on the head with a reed, and did spit upon him, and bowing their knees worshipped him.

Mark 15:20 And when they had mocked him, they took off the purple from him, and put his own clothes on him, and led him out to crucify him.

Mark 15:21 And they compel one Simon a Cyrenian, who passed by, coming out of the country, the father of Alexander and Rufus, to bear his cross.

Mark 15:22 And they bring him unto the place Golgotha, which is, being interpreted, The place of a skull.

Mark 15:23 And they gave him to drink wine mingled with myrrh: but he received it not.

Mark 15:24 And when they had crucified him, they parted his garments, casting lots upon them, what every man should take.

Mark 15:25 And it was the third hour, and they crucified him.

Mark 15:26 And the superscription of his accusation was written over, THE KING OF THE JEWS.

Mark 15:27 And with him they crucify two thieves; the one on his right hand, and the other on his left.

Mark 15:28 And the scripture was fulfilled, which saith, And he was numbered with the transgressors.

Mark 15:29 And they that passed by railed on him, wagging their heads, and saying, Ah, thou that destroyest the temple, and buildest it in three days,

Mark 15:30 Save thyself, and come down from the cross.

Mark 15:31 Likewise also the chief priests mocking said among themselves with the scribes, He saved others; himself he cannot save.

Mark 15:32 Let Christ the King of Israel descend now from the cross, that we may see and believe. And they that were crucified with him reviled him.

Mark 15:33 And when the sixth hour was come, there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour.

Mark 15:34 And at the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani? which is, being interpreted, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?

Mark 15:35 And some of them that stood by, when they heard it, said, Behold, he calleth Elias.

Mark 15:36 And one ran and filled a spunge full of vinegar, and put it on a reed, and gave him to drink, saying, Let alone; let us see whether Elias will come to take him down.

Mark 15:37 And Jesus cried with a loud voice, and gave up the ghost.

Mark 15:38 And the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom.

Mark 15:39 And when the centurion, which stood over against him, saw that he so cried out, and gave up the ghost, he said, Truly this man was the Son of God.

Mark 15:40 There were also women looking on afar off: among whom was Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James the less and of Joses, and Salome;

Mark 15:41 (Who also, when he was in Galilee, followed him, and ministered unto him;) and many other women which came up with him unto Jerusalem.

Mark 15:42 And now when the even was come, because it was the preparation, that is, the day before the sabbath,

Mark 15:43 Joseph of Arimathaea, an honourable counsellor, which also waited for the kingdom of God, came, and went in boldly unto Pilate, and craved the body of Jesus.

Mark 15:44 And Pilate marvelled if he were already dead: and calling unto him the centurion, he asked him whether he had been any while dead.

Mark 15:45 And when he knew it of the centurion, he gave the body to Joseph.

Mark 15:46 And he bought fine linen, and took him down, and wrapped him in the linen, and laid him in a sepulchre which was hewn out of a rock, and rolled a stone unto the door of the sepulchre.

Mark 15:47 And Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of Joses beheld where he was laid.

 

 

CHAPTER FIFTEEN:

Introduction: Crucifixion of Jesus

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A. Vs. 1-2 This pattern is historic

ILL. Satraps who plotted against Daniel. Try to catch a believer in

an offense against the state.

ILL. "Anatomy of a Hybrid," p. 160, Footnote "F"

B. Vs. 3 The accusations

Luke 23:1 And the whole multitude of them arose, and led him unto Pilate.

2 And they began to accuse him, saying, We found this fellow perverting the nation,

and forbidding to give tribute to Caesar, saying that he himself is Christ a King.

Three accusations:

1. Perverting the nation

2. Teaching tax rebellion

3. Claiming to be "a King."

All three were lies.

1. and 2. were settled by Pilate and Herod-

Luke 23:13 And Pilate, when he had called together the chief priests and the rulers

and the people,

14 Said unto them, Ye have brought this man unto me, as one that perverteth the

people: and, behold, I, having examined him before you, have found no fault in this man

touching those things whereof ye accuse him:

15 No, nor yet Herod: for I sent you to him; and, lo, nothing worthy of death is done

unto him.

16 I will therefore chastise him, and release him.

So, Jesus did not teach tax rebellion.

Discuss today.

3. Jesus claimed to be the Son of God. He offered Himself as

THE Messiah.

Luke 19:10 For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.

John 8:58 Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I

am.

Answer to false accusations: Nothing. False accusations have a

way of taking care of themselves.

C. Vs. 6-15 Barabbas

Tell about prison ouside city.

Barabbas heard crowd yelling.

Vs. 11- Cf. Matt. 27:20-21; John 18:40

Did Barabbas repent and believe? We don't know.

D. Vs. 16-39 The Crucifixion

Read through.

Discuss all He went through.

Ministry to end.

Last Supper

Garden sorrow

Trial at night

Trial all day

2 judges

beating

walk to cross

Crucifixion

Miracle He stayed alive.

Winning souls

Lk. 24:39-43

Cared for His mother

Jn. 19:25-27

All while bearing all sin for all men!

I Peter 2:24

Supervised His own

death!! Lk. 23:46

Jn. 19:30

Note: Old Testament on the event:

Cf- Psalm 22 All and discuss.

Cf- Isaiah 52- All and discuss

Visage- Crucifixion- Ironic in this

context!

Sprinkle- Hint at Blood of Christ atoning.

Cf- Isaiah 53:1-5-

It is finished!

2 Corinthians 5:19 To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto

himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word

of reconciliation.

20 Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we

pray you in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to God.

21 For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the

righteousness of God in him.

PARENTHETIC:

Christ's Ministry After the Cross--

Resurrection to Rapture

1. Signs to the Jews

Appear in room-- John 20:19-20;

20:26-30 Note signs!

Ate food, not a spirit-- Luke 24:36-43

Seen of above 500--

1 Corinthians 15:3-8

Repeat miracle of fishes--

John 21:6-12- Repeat sign miracle

Cf- Luke 5:4-7- First sign of fishes

2. Application of The Gospel

To those in Prison--

I Peter 3:18-19

Captivity Captive--

Ephesians 4:7-8

Emmaus-- Luke 24:13-35

3. Restore Disciples

Thomas- Touch vs. Believe

John 20:24-25- Refused to believe

20:26-29- Points to Church age of Faith

ILL. Faith in Church Age: 1 Peter 1:7;

1 Peter 1:8; 1 Timothy 3:16 ; Hebrews 11:6

Cook breakfast- Still serving

John 21:7-10- Why add to the fish on the fire? Was that

Jesus' breakfast?

Peter- Follow thou Me

Mark 16:7- Peter to be restored

We cannot give up on anyone.

John 21:18-21- After three ans. to Jesus questions-- Peter

distracted.

"Follow thou me." And Peter did! 1 Peter 2:21; 3:12; 3:13 ; 2

Peter 1:16

4. Preparation for Power

Receive ye the Holy Spirit-- John 20:21-23- One indwelling

+ fillings

Tarry in Jerusalem-- Acts 2:1-22- Note: Vs. 22 To whom?

JEWS!

Feed My Sheep-- John 21:15-17- This is THE first work of a

pastor

5. Right hand of the Father

1. MEDIATING-- 1 Tim 2:5- One God is Jesus. Mary is NOT

God.

But watch for this from the Pope. S. Am. bishops

statement.

Heb 8:6-13- No decay. Where was the fault? Man.

Next covenant will be installed on the hard drive

by the factory Vs. 10

Heb 9:15- Does this damn the un-called? No! Simply,

this is HOW the called come. "By the means

of death..."

2. INTERCEDING-- Heb 7:25- Ever liveth. Intercession is

eternal.

John 17:9, 15, 20, 24- Intercession pre-dated

crucifixion.

3. FORGIVING-- I John 1:9- This started on the cross- CF-

Lk 23:34

4. BUILDING MANSIONS-- John 14:1-3- Orrie Cochrane-- Ex.

28:18-21 5. UPHOLDING ALL THINGS BY THE WORD-- Acts 17:28-

This is timeless.

What happens when Word not present? Entropy

increase

Heb. 1:1-3- Seated means the work is done.

CF Eph. 2:5-9- We are in heaven in standing

NOW. If the work was not done, we would

not yet be "raised."

6. He will Build His Church Worldwide

DEFEATING THE ENEMY--

Matt 16:18- Gates of hell- Nor anything less!

Rom 8:37-39- No separation to the separated. Cf

Rom. 1:1

Eph 6:12-13- We participate. Do you? E-Mail wimps

James 4:7- 8- Victory is two thirds drawing near to

God.

ENLARGING THE CHURCH--

Rev 5:9-10- From every part o f the earth.

Thus, Mark 16:15- Acts 1:8- He intends to get souls

everywhere.

Acts 2:46-47- Who adds? NOT us. We are witnesses

only.

CLEANSING THE TEMPLE--

II Cor 11:1-2- The temple is US. Is it chaste? Define.

Gal. 1:4- Delivered NOW. Not just in heaven! Cf Phil

4:8

Eph 5:27- Glorious, no spot. Cf Jude 1:12

PREPARING FOR THE WEDDING--

Luke 12:36-37- Ready for the Bridegroom to knock.

Cf Rev 3:20

Rev 19:7-9- Are we making ourselves ready? Will the

rapture

be a shock? Are we dirty? Sober thoughts, AND

essential.

13 THINGS JESUS DID NOT DO AFTER THE

RESURRECTION:

1. He did not hold an election or hold a business

meeting.

2. He did not appoint a ways and means

committee.

3. He did not build a "world headquarters."

4. He did not start a seminary or Bible College.

5. He did not organize a mission board or non-

profit corporation.

6. He did not start a publishing house.

7. He did not start a Sunday School or buy 70

camels to bring kids into Jerusalem.

8. He did not appoint a chairman, president,

moderator, monsignor, cardinal, or Pope.

9. He did not designate robes or ecclesiastical

clothing for the apostles.

10. He did not draw up a creed nor call a church

council to rule on doctrine.

11. He did not call up an ordination committee to

ordain the Apostles.

12. He did not hold a revival meeting "under the

big tent."

13. He did not make a "Jesus movie."