We turn to the gospel of Mark chapter fifteen today and read through verses twenty-one through thirty-two as we continue in our Sunday Sermon Series. We see from the text that the odds were stacked against Jesus, but even so… Jesus continued ministering to those around Him even though He was going through His own suffering being crucified on the cross! For the odds were indeed against Him! Pastor David Crespo asks the question, “Are you in a situation where the odds are stacked against you and you’re losing hope?” Well if that’s the case, this message is for you! Let’s listen in to learn more!
Mark 15:21-32 New King James Version
The King on a Cross
21 Then they compelled a certain man, Simon a Cyrenian, the father of Alexander and Rufus, as he was coming out of the country and passing by, to bear His cross. 22 And they brought Him to the place Golgotha, which is translated, Place of a Skull. 23 Then they gave Him wine mingled with myrrh to drink, but He did not take it. 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 [a]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 [b]So the Scripture was fulfilled which says, “And He was numbered with the transgressors.”
29 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 [c]believe.”
Even those who were crucified with Him reviled Him.
a. Mark 15:26 crime
b. Mark 15:28 NU omits v. 28.
c. Mark 15:32 M believe Him
New King James Version (NKJV)
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