Journey through Lent – Day 28

Mark 15:22-23They brought Jesus to the place called Golgotha (which means The Place of the Skull). Then they offered him wine mixed with myrrh, but he did not take it.In a humane gesture, Jesus is offered wine and myrrh at the time of his crucifixion. A common act at the…

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Journey through Lent – Day 26

Mark 15: 16-20The soldiers led Jesus away into the palace (that is, the Praetorium) and called together the whole company of soldiers. They put a purple robe on him, then twisted together a crown of thorns and set it on him. And they began to call out to him, “Hail,…

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Journey through Lent – Day 25

Mark 15:15Wanting to satisfy the crowd, Pilate released Barabbas to them. He had Jesus flogged, and handed him over to be crucified.Jesus did not die because of a fickle crowd or a coward ruler. He died because the Father chose to reconcile all sinners to himself. He died because he…

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Journey through Lent – Day 24

Mark 15:11-14But the chief priests stirred up the crowd to have Pilate release Barabbas instead.“What shall I do, then, with the one you call the king of the Jews?” Pilate asked them.“Crucify him!” they shouted.“Why? What crime has he committed?” asked Pilate. But they shouted all the louder, “Crucify him!”…

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Journey through Lent – Day 23

Mark 15:6-11Now it was the custom at the Feast to release a prisoner whom the people requested. A man called Barabbas was in prison with the insurrectionists who had committed murder in the uprising. The crowd came up and asked Pilate to do for them what he usually did.“Do you…

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Journey through Lent – Day 22

Mark 15:1-5Very early in the morning, the chief priests, with the elders, the teachers of the law and the whole Sanhedrin, reached a decision. They bound Jesus, led him away and handed him over to Pilate. “Are you the king of the Jews?” asked Pilate. “Yes, it is as you…

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