When we say Jesus died on the cross, do we understand the importance and meaning of the crucifixion? What does the time of crucifixion mean?
TEXT: Mark 14:1-11 (ESV) 1It was now two days before the Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread. And the chief priests and the scribes were seeking how to arrest him by stealth and kill him, 2for they said, “Not during the feast, lest there be an uproar from the people.” 3And while he was at Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, as he was reclining at table, a woman came with an alabaster flask of ointment of pure nard, very costly, and she broke the flask and poured it over his head. 4 There were some who said to themselves indignantly, “Why was the ointment wasted like that? 5For this ointment could have been sold for more than three hundred denarii and given to the poor.” And they scolded her. 6But Jesus said, “Leave her alone. Why do you trouble her? She has done a beautiful thing to me. 7For you always have the poor with you, and whenever you want, you can do good for them. But you will not always have me. 8She has done what she could; she has anointed my body beforehand for burial. 9And truly, I say to you, wherever the gospel is proclaimed in the whole world, what she has done will be told in memory of her.” 10Then Judas Iscariot, who was one of the twelve, went to the chief priests in order to betray him to them. 11And when they heard it, they were glad and promised to give him money. And he sought an opportunity to betray him.
- MEANS RELIGIOUS DESTRUCTION
Mark 14:1 1It was now two days before the Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread. And the chief priests and the scribes were seeking how to arrest him by stealth and kill him,
- MEANS BETRAYAL OF LOVE
Mark 14:17-1817And when it was evening, he came with the twelve.
18And as they were reclining at table and eating, Jesus said, “Truly, I say to you, one of you will betray me, one who is eating with me.”
- PREMEDITATED PLAN
Mark 14:26-27 26And when they had sung a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives. 27And Jesus said to them, “You will all fall away, for it is written, ‘I will strike the shepherd, and the sheep will be scattered.
- SOUL AGONY
Mark 14:32-34 32And they went to a place called Gethsemane. And he said to his disciples, “Sit here while I pray.” 33And he took with him Peter and James and John, and began to be greatly distressed and troubled. 34And he said to them, “My soul is very sorrowful, even to death. Remain here and watch.”
- DENIAL OF SELF
Mark 14:36And he said, “Abba, Father, all things are possible for you. Remove this cup from me. Yet not what I will, but what you will.”
- LOSING SUPPORT
Mark 14:37 37And he came and found them sleeping, and he said to Peter, “Simon, are you asleep? Could you not watch one hour?
- FALSE ACCUSATION
Mark 14:57And some stood up and bore false witness against him, saying,
Mark 14:65And some began to spit on him and to cover his face and to strike him, saying to him, “Prophesy!” And the guards received him
- TO BE DISOWNED
Mark 14:67and seeing Peter warming himself, she looked at him and said, “You also were with the Nazarene, Jesus.”