Updated: Nov 25, 2021
Through the Gospel of Mark, there have been ups and downs, twists and turns, in following Jesus’ kingdom message. As His disciples have walked with Him, they have struggled to put all the pieces together. Jesus often said and did the unexpected.
In Mark 15, the narrative of Mark’s gospel shifts to the foot of the cross. Jesus is mocked, the Messiah has been led to Golgotha, they have stripped His clothes and beat Him. Hung on the cross, after Jesus breathed His last breath, He was taken down. His body wrapped in fine linen laid in a tomb that hewed out of rock. A stone was rolled against the opening of the grave to seal it shut.