The Resurrection

So, Jesus has been laid to rest. The Marys made note of where he was buried so they could return after the Sabbath to complete the burial cleansing ritual by anointing the body with oil. Let’s see what happens in Mark 16: 1-8. They go to the tomb, and they are discussing who they are […]

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Jesus’ Burial

Jesus has died. It’s the end for his followers. They thought he would be the new king. He was supposed to deliver them from slavery. It’s time to go home. To pretend they hadn’t put all of their faith in this messiah┬ácharacter. But the book isn’t over yet. What more is there? Let us see […]

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Jesus’ Death

When last we spoke, Jesus was hanging on the cross as crowds of people walked by mocking him, and the two who hung next to him also spoke abusively to him, because apparently, they didn’t have their own deaths to worry about. It is now time for Mark’s record of how Jesus died. Mark 15:33-41. […]

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The Crucifixion

This part of the story, Mark’s story, is not the popular version, despite it’s being the earliest and likely most accurate.┬áMark 15: 21-32 The reason I say this is because there are aspects of the crucifixion here in Mark’s version that simply get overlooked or replaced. For instance, we begin with the soldiers forcing a […]

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