We live in a busy world with busy schedules and being able to share some thoughts about this journey with others across this world through the Internet is truly a blessing. The below Questions for Reflection will stimulate thought and offer ideas for applying biblical principles at work, at home, and in all we do.
Mark 15:1-15 – To what extent are the priests concerned about the outcome of the trial before Pilate (See verses 1, 3, 10-11)? How does Pilate seem to feel about Jesus? Does Jesus try to affect the outcome of the trial?
Mark 15:16-32 – What humiliations does Jesus experience in this passage (See verse 14:65)? What is ironical about what the soldier and people say about Jesus? What do they ask Jesus to do (Verses 30, 32)? What do they misunderstand about seeing and believing?
Mark 15:33-47 – Crucifixions were common in society during this time but what was different about the events of this crucifixion? How is God involved in the crucifixion? What is significant about the torn curtain? How can I more effectively communicate the good news of Jesus’ death on the cross?
Mark 16:1-8 – What are the women’s concern as they go to the tomb in the early morning? How do they feel as they go from the tomb? What information do they receive about Jesus from the young man? What message are they to tell? What is your response to the fact of the resurrection?
Mark 16:9-20 – To whom does Jesus appear in these verses? How does Jesus encourage the disciples? How do the disciples carry out Jesus’ commission? What are some ways you can prepare others so they can gain the victory?
Feel free to respond with a short note or a comment about any of the questions above. Also, I welcome any other thoughts or ideas, favorite inspirational videos, photos, or favorite Bible verses. Just add them to the comments.
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