Mark 15

Pilate tries to get Jesus release.  He sees the rulers are envious of Him, and that Jesus Himself is no military threat to him.  But the rulers are determined and would rather have an immediate threat to them in their midst - Barabbas.  Pilate gives them what they want - the death sentence for Jesus.  Soldiers mock Him, beat Him, flog Him, strip Him, and crucify Him.  Passersby and rulers mock Him.  He is nailed to the cross at 9 a.m. (the hour of morning sacrifice), darkness comes at noon, and He dies at 3 p.m. (the hour of evening sacrifice).  The temple veil is torn.  women who were with Him are watching.  It is Friday.  Joseph of Arimathea asks for His body and buries Him in his own tomb.

"He Himself bore our sins in His body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness.  By His wounds you have been healed." - 1 Peter 2:24.

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