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A Shower of Insults!

Week Five: Jesus Goes to the Cross
O Lord Jesus, I can't begin to understand how much you love me, knowing all you did for me!

Mark 15: 21-32  

 21 A certain man from Cyrene, Simon, the father of Alexander and Rufus, was passing by on his way in from the country, and they forced him to carry the cross. 22 They brought Jesus to the place called Golgotha (which means The Place of the Skull). 23 Then they offered him wine mixed with myrrh, but he did not take it. 24 And they crucified him. Dividing up his clothes, they cast lots to see what each would get.

 25 It was the third hour when they crucified him. 26 The written notice of the charge against him read: THE KING OF THE JEWS. 27 They crucified two robbers with him, one on his right and one on his left. 29 Those who passed by hurled insults at him, shaking their heads and saying, "So! You who are going to destroy the temple and build it in three days, 30 come down from the cross and save yourself!"

 31 In the same way the chief priests and the teachers of the law mocked him among themselves. "He saved others," they said, "but he can’t save himself! 32 Let this Christ, this King of Israel, come down now from the cross, that we may see and believe." Those crucified with him also heaped insults on him.


Would they have believed in Jesus if he had come down from the cross? Why or why not?

How might you have reacted if you were there at the cross? Meditate on that for a few moments.
Jesus, I'm so grateful You stayed on that cross so that I could be in Your family and live with You.

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