JESUS SEALS THE NEW COVENANT/RESTORING RELATIONSHIPS
Study Date: 9 June 19
Scripture: MARK 15: 6-15, 25-26, 33-39
MEMORY VERSE: “And when the centurion which stood over against him, saw that he so cried out, and gave up the ghost, he said, Truly this man was the Son of God.”Mark 15: 39
GUIDING PRINCIPLE: When we experience broken relationships, only Jesus can restore and reconcile God and mankind.
RESOURCES FROM THE SEED:
Mark 14: 26-50; Mark 15: 16-24; Mark 15: 27-32; Mark 15: 40-47.
To learn from the account of Mark about the crucifixion of Jesus.
To reflect on the price Jesus paid for our reconciliation.
To pray that our relationship with God and man are restored.
WORDS TO REMEMBER
Crowd—-a multitude, the common people.
Crucify—-to fence with stakes, to hang on a cross till death.
Cry—-sound of despair, noise, sound.
Darkness—opposite of light, night, despair
Jesus Christ—the gift of God, the only Begotten Son of God, our Savior.
Pontius Pilate—Roman governor of Juda, discovered Jesus was innocent, ruler when Jesus crucified.
Prisoner—one bound, captive.
Released—set free, no longer bound,
BREAKING UP FALLOW GROUND
Who wrote this Gospel of Mark?
For which people was this Gospel of Mark intended?
Discuss the trials that Jesus was taken through.
What four things happened to Jesus according to Mark 15?
What is the relationship between the death of Jesus and the new covenant?
What does the breaking of bread and pouring of the cup represent?
Does the death of Jesus end our relationship with Him?
What happens when we come to the place we can say, “Nevertheless, not my will but thy will be done?”
JESUS SEALS THE NEW COVENANT/RESTORING RELATIONSHIPS Mark 15: 6-15; 25-26. 33-39
- An Uneven Exchange (Mark 15: 6-11)
- One prisoner would be released at the time of the passion feast.
- Mark alone records the fellow insurgents were imprisoned with Barabbas.
- The crowd cried for the customary release of a prisoner.
- Pilate gave them a choice of who would be released.
- The crowd wanted Barabbas released instead of the King of the Jews.
- Peer Pressure (Mark 15: 12-15)
- Pilate wanted to know their reasoning.
- The people wanted Him crucified.
- Pilate wanted to know why since He had done nothing.
- Pilate chose the easy way out and released Barabbas and delivered Jesus.
- The Death of Jesus (Mark 15: 25-26)
- Jesus was crucified the third house and a superscription place above Him.
- It was dark from noon till 3:00 P.M.
- Jesus uttered His last words from the cross.
- Jesus cried out and died.
- The Torn Veil (Mark 15: 38-39)
- Through His death, the veil of the Temple was torn.
- Access to God was opened to whosoever will.
- The centurion declared, “Truly this man was the Son of God.”
The fullness of life is made possible through the Mediator Jesus who spanned the gap between Holy God and sinful humanity. God will forgive us when we confess our sin and we enter His rest.
PLANTING THE SEED
What feast was going on and what major custom was kept?
Who was held in jail with Barabbas?
What choice did the people and Pilate make before the crucifixion?
Was the power to deliver Jesus held by the people or by Pilate?
What question did Pilate ask about the people’s choice?
What title did Pilate assign to Jesus?
Did the people have something in mind to be done with Jesus?
What ultimately did Pilate do with Barabbas?
What was done to Jesus?
What time of day did the crucifixion occur?
What did Jesus say while on the cross?
Did Jesus die and was He killed?
What benefits were made available to us by the death of Jesus?
How did the centurion react to the death of Jesus?
NURTURING THE SEED
What do you think was going through the people’s minds at the feast?
Why was there so much concern about releasing a prisoner?
How did the people make their choice for a prisoner to be released?
What choices could they have made?
What is the importance of the time of the crucifixion?
How could an innocent man be put to death?
What do you think the words Jesus utter meant to those around the cross?
How long did it take for Jesus to die?
Who benefits by the crucifixion of Jesus?
FRUIT FROM THE SEED
Aspects of ones character come out when under stress.
Be careful with just doing something because of the custom.
Trying to satisfy the crowd often leads to bad decisions.
Barabbas was “son of the Father” and Jesus was “Son of God.”
Rebellion was punished by the romans with crucifixion.