Mark 14-16

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Three famous words Mark 16:6 .vs2

He IS RISEN

Mark 14: 1-2 The Plot to Kill Jesus After two days it was the Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread. And the chief priests and the scribes sought how they might take Him by trickery and put Him to death. 2 But they said, “Not during the feast, lest there be an uproar of the people.”

Mark 14:3-4 The anointing And being in Bethany at the house of Simon the leper, as He sat at the table, a woman came having an alabaster flask of very costly oil of spikenard. Then she broke the flask and poured it on His head. 8 She has done what she could. She has come beforehand to anoint My body for burial.

Mark 14:10 Judas agrees to Betray Jesus 10 Then Judas Iscariot, one of the twelve, went to the chief priests to betray Him to them

(Matt 26:14-16; Luke 22:3-6)

Mark 14:12 Jesus Celebrates the Passover with His Disciples

(Matt 26:17-25; Luke 22:7-13; John 13:21-30)

Mark 14:22 Jesus Institutes the Lord’s Supper

(Matt 26:26-29; Luke 22:14-23; 1 Cor 11:23-26)

Mark 14:27 Jesus Predicts Peter’s Denial

(Matt 26:31-35; Luke 22:31-34; John 13:36-38)

Mark 14:32 The Prayer in the Garden

(Matt 26:36-46; Luke 22:39-46)

32-34 Then they came to a place which was named Gethsemane; and He said to His disciples, “Sit here while I pray.”  33 And He took Peter, James, and John with Him, and He began to be troubled and deeply distressed.

Mark 14:43 Betrayal and Arrest in Gethsemane

(Matt 26:47-56; Luke 22:47-53; John 18:1-11)

Mark 14:43-44 Judas, one of the twelve, with a great multitude with swords and clubs, came from the chief priests and the scribes and the elders. 44 Now His betrayer had given them a signal, saying, whom ever I kiss, He is the One; seize Him and lead Him away  Mark 14:53 Jesus Faces the Sanhedrin

(Matt 26:57-68; Luke 22:66-71; John 18:12-14, 19-24)

Mark 14:66 Peter Denies Jesus, and Weeps

(Matt 26:69-75; Luke 22:54-62; John 18:15-18, 25-27)

Mark 15:1 Jesus Faces Pilate

(Matt 27:1, 2, 11-14; Luke 23:1-5; John 18:28-38)

Mark 15:2 Pilate asked Him, “Are You the King of the Jews?”

He answered and said to him, “It is as you say.”

Mark 15:1 Jesus Takes the Place of Barabbas

(Matt 27:15-26; Luke 23:17-25; John 18:39-19:16)

Mark 15:11 The chief priests stirred up the crowd, so that he should release Barabbas to them.

Mark 15:16 The Soldiers Mock Jesus

(Matt 27:27-31)

Mark 15:21 They compel Simon a Cyrenian, to bear His cross.

Mark 15:24 Jesus on the Cross

(Matt 27:32-44; Luke 23:26-43; John 19:17-27)

Mark 15:24-28

24 And when they crucified Him, they divided His garments, casting lots for them to determine what every man should take.

25 Now it was the third hour, and they crucified Him. 26 And the inscription of His accusation was written above: THE KING OF THE JEWS.

27 With Him they also crucified two robbers, one on His right and the other on His left. 28 So the Scripture was fulfilled which says, “And He was numbered with the transgressors.”

Mark 15:29-32 Jesus rejected as savior

And those who passed by blasphemed Him, wagging their heads and saying, “Aha! You who destroy the temple and build it in three days, 30 save yourself, and come down from the cross!” 31 Likewise the chief priests also, mocking among themselves with the scribes, said, “He saved others; Himself He cannot save. 32 Let the Christ, the King of Israel, descend now from the cross that we may see and believe.” Even those who were crucified with Him reviled Him.

Mark 15:33-34 Jesus Dies on the Cross

(Matt 27:45-56; Luke 23:44-49; John 19:28-30)

33 Now when the sixth hour had come, there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour. 34 And at the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, and breathed His last.

38 Then the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. 39 So when the centurion, who stood opposite Him, saw that He cried out like this and breathed His last, he said, “Truly this Man was the Son of God!”

Mark 15:42-43 Jesus Buried in Joseph’s Tomb

(Matt 27:57-61; Luke 23:50-56; John 19:38-42)

42 Now when evening had come, because it was the Preparation Day, that is, the day before the Sabbath, 43 Joseph of Aramathea, a prominent council member, who was himself waiting for the kingdom of God, coming and taking courage, went in to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus

Mark 15:46-47 Joseph of Aramathea takes Jesus off the cross, and wrapped Him in the linen. And he laid Him in a tomb which had been hewn out of the rock, and rolled a stone against the door of the tomb. 47 And Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of James observed where He was laid.

These are the women who were standing afar off watching the crucifixion of Jesus, in verse forty, and they are the women who also followed Joseph when he took the body of Jesus and watched him as he put it in the tomb and the stone was rolled over the door of the sepulcher.

Mark 16:1-7 He Is Risen

(Matt 28:1-8; Luke 24:1-12; John 20:1-10)

16 Now when the Sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices, that they might come and anoint Him.

These women have proved themselves to be of the most devoted followers of Jesus, and were the first to proclaim His resurrection. Yet for them, it was a sad day. The One in whom they believed, the One who was their Hero, their Leader, their Friend was no longer with them.

It wasn’t a matter of theology, or the thought of  His redemptive work on the Cross of Calvary. They loved Jesus personally. They enjoyed being with this One who was so gracious, who forgave so freely, who spoke so truthfully. It wasn’t a matter of their Messianic hopes being dashed. It was simply a matter of missing Him. (Special relationship)

The earliest the women could go to the tomb and properly embalm the body of Jesus was on Sunday morning. Sabbath was over at the start of Saturday evening, but it wasn’t light enough until Sunday morning to do the work.

2 And very early in the morning the first day of the week, they came unto the sepulcher at the rising of the sun. 3 And they said among themselves, “Who will roll away the stone from the door of the tomb for us?”                                                                                                                        

Like so many of our worries, they are unnecessary and needless just like when they got there and found the stone was already rolled away. So here they are worrying who’s going to roll it and it’s already done.

Have you ever worried about something, when you arrive there it’s already taken care of and all that energy worrying was wasted that was totally needless. And so it is in their case as the Lord had gone before them and took care of things before they ever got there.

In the last chapter, it was ending with Joseph taking the body of Jesus and wrapping it in fine linen and putting it in the sepulcher with Mary looking on and then rolling closed the stone to the door of the tomb.

Possibly remembering that Jesus said “I love them that love Me,” “and those that seek Me early shall find Me”. Even expecting to see nothing more than Jesus’ dead body, in their time of discouragement, defeat, sadness, and confusion these women rose early; How much more, then, should we be willing to get up early to seek the living Lord? This isn’t an obligation—it’s an opportunity available to each of us on any given day.

If you feel as though you’re in the dark now, be like these women. Rise early and seek the risen Lord—for these who sought Him early would be the first ones to experience Resurrection Sunday.

4 But when they looked up, they saw that the stone had been rolled away for it was very large.

When they arrived at the tomb while it was still dark and saw that the stone was rolled away, they didn’t go in but made the assumption that somebody had moved the body of Jesus.

Matt 27:62-66 On the next day, which followed the Day of Preparation, the chief priests and Pharisees gathered together to Pilate, 63 saying, “Sir, we remember, while He was still alive, how that deceiver said, ‘After three days I will rise.’  64 Therefore command that the tomb be made secure until the third day, lest His disciples come by night and steal Him away, and say to the people, ‘He has risen from the dead.’ So the last deception will be worse than the first.” 65 Pilate said to them, “You have a guard; go your way, make it as secure as you know how.” 66 So they went and made the tomb secure, sealing the stone and setting the guard.

Therefore the stone could not have been rolled away by the women (they were not strong enough) or by the disciples (even if they were brave enough, they could not overcome the armed guards).

Matthew 28:2 tells us there was a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat on it. 3 His countenance was like lightning and his clothing as white as snow. 4 And the guards shook for fear of him, and became like dead men.

The stone was not rolled away to let Jesus out John 20:19 tells us that Jesus, in His resurrection body, could pass through material barriers. The stone was rolled away so that others could see in and see the reality of the Resurrection.

5 And entering the tomb, they saw a young man clothed in a long white robe sitting on the right side; and they were alarmed. 6 But he said to them, “Do not be alarmed. You seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He is risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid Him.

The women saw an angel in human form as a young man clothed in a long white robe which told them of the resurrected Jesus, and showed them the empty tomb. The angel points out the contrast between what Jesus was and what He is. He was crucified, beyond all doubt – that means He was dead. Now, He is risen – not only resuscitated, but resurrected.

There are several examples in the Bible of people being resuscitated before this, such as the widow’s son in the days of Elijah (1 Kings 17:17-24) and Lazarus (John 11:38-44).

Each of these people were resuscitated from death, but none of them were resurrected. Each of them was raised in the same body they died in, and raised from the dead to eventually die again.

According to the Bible Resurrection isn’t just living again; it is living again in a new body, perfectly suited for life in eternity. Jesus was not the first one brought back from the dead, but He was the first one resurrected!

We should also say that Jesus is still risen; The Bible is very clear in Ephesians 1:20 He ascended into heaven and continues to reign as resurrected man, still fully man and fully God.

The fact of the resurrection of Jesus happened is a matter of history but what it means can only be understood by what the Bible tells us.When we see the place where they laid Him and it is empty, we see that the Father did not forsake Jesus; we see that death is conquered and that we have a living Savior!

So how does the empty tomb of Jesus and His resurrection relate to us today?

The resurrection means that Jesus was declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the Spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead (Romans 1:4).

The resurrection means that we have assurance of our own resurrection: For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who sleep in Jesus (1 Thessalonians 4:14).

The resurrection means that God has an eternal plan for these bodies of ours. “There was nothing in the teaching of Jesus approaching the Gnostic heresy that declared that the flesh is inherently evil so it does’nt matter what we do!.

Plato could only get rid of sin by getting rid of the body.

Jesus retains the body; and declares that God feeds the body as well as the soul, that the body is as sacred thing as the soul, since the soul makes it its sanctuary.”

The resurrection means that Jesus has a continuing ministry: He is also able to save to the uttermost those who come to God through Him, since He ever lives to make intercession for them   (Hebrews 7:25).

The resurrection means that Christianity and its God are unique and completely different and unique among world religions.

The resurrection means Jesus death on the cross was the payment, but the resurrection was also the receipt, showing that the payment had been perfect in the sight of God the Father.

Though it may have looked like He died on the cross like a common criminal; He actually died as a sinless man, out of love and self-sacrifice to bear the guilt of our sin according to the Bible. The Resurrection proves the validity of Jesus’ sacrifice because without it, we would never know if His work on our behalf was accepted. Without The Resurrection it would be a toss-up between believing Jesus, Buddha, Mohammad, or any other self-proclaimed prophet or guru. The Resurrection places Jesus in a different category than any other so-called holy men. The Resurrection not only proves the validity of His sacrifice, but it provides the ability for us to live in Christ. Eph 1:12 And you also were included in Christ when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation.

The Christian life is not a matter of trying to be a “good” Christian or a good person by imitating Jesus.

It is not imitation, but rather impartation! That is, Jesus is alive. He rose again. And He now sends His Holy Spirit to come and dwell in us to tell us what we should do and then to gives us the power to be able to do it.    That’s why the Resurrection is not only essential!

BUT THE GREATEST MIRACLE THIS WORLD HAS EVER SEEN!

1 Peter 1:3-6 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4 and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade — kept in heaven for you, 5 who through faith are shielded by God’s power until the coming of the salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time.

Rev 20:6 Blessed and holy are those who have part in the first resurrection. The second death has no power over them, but they will be priests of God and of Christ and will reign with him for a thousand years.