Messiah On The Move – A Study Through The Gospel Of Mark – When Men Hate You Because of Me

When Men Hate You Because of Me

The Bible tells us in 2 Timothy 3:12: “Yes, and all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution.” And yes you will suffer persecution for speaking the truth, just like Jesus suffered persecution for speaking the truth! All followers of Christ will indeed suffer at some point speaking God’s truth! Especially in our current state of the world when truth is wrong and wrong is right! Today we head to the book of Mark as we continue in our line by line study through the book! We learn from this visit to the scriptures what we should do when men falsely accuse us, speaking evil of us, labeling us as hater’s, homophobic’s, bigots, or calling us narrow-minded or even for saying that we are threat to democracy! We join Pastor David Crespo to learn more!

Mark 14:53-65 New King James Version

Jesus Faces the Sanhedrin

53 And they led Jesus away to the high priest; and with him were assembled all the chief priests, the elders, and the scribes. 54 But Peter followed Him at a distance, right into the courtyard of the high priest. And he sat with the servants and warmed himself at the fire.

55 Now the chief priests and all the council sought testimony against Jesus to put Him to death, but found none. 56 For many bore false witness against Him, but their testimonies [a]did not agree.

57 Then some rose up and bore false witness against Him, saying, 58 “We heard Him say, ‘I will destroy this temple made with hands, and within three days I will build another made without hands.’ ” 59 But not even then did their testimony agree.

60 And the high priest stood up in the midst and asked Jesus, saying, “Do You answer nothing? What is it these men testify against You?” 61 But He kept silent and answered nothing.

Again the high priest asked Him, saying to Him, “Are You the Christ, the Son of the Blessed?”

62 Jesus said, “I am. And you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the Power, and coming with the clouds of heaven.”

63 Then the high priest tore his clothes and said, “What further need do we have of witnesses? 64 You have heard the blasphemy! What do you think?”

And they all condemned Him to be deserving of death.

65 Then some began to spit on Him, and to blindfold Him, and to beat Him, and to say to Him, “Prophesy!” And the officers [b]struck Him with the palms of their hands.


a. Mark 14:56 were not consistent
b. Mark 14:65 NU received Him with slaps

New King James Version (NKJV)
Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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