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Powered by 4 - Apr. 22, 2011


Report #3

today's reading.
Mark 15:15-41    So Pilate, wishing to satisfy the crowd, released for them Barabbas, and having scourged Jesus, he delivered him to be crucified...

think about it.
How would you describe these events to a friend? What about this scene looks like defeat? How does the cross reveal God's victory? What do you learn about Jesus through His death?

the blog.
Luke... to John... and now on to Mark's perspective of the crucifixion (if you want to read Matthew's account, go to Matthew 27:11-44). Yesterday I talked about how Luke and John highlighted different aspects of the same events leading up to Jesus' crucifixion. Well we have another writer today and, as you might expect, another perspective.

Mark's eyes seemed to focus more on the people that participated in and observed all that was happening to Jesus. And that close-up look really exposed the darkness of the human heart.

So what did you learn from Mark's account of the crucifixion? How can we use Mark 15:15-41 to help us prepare to tell the world about Jesus? Tami W. 

P.S. Have you invited anyone to church this Sunday? There's still time...two days left until Easter!

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