Scripture: Mark 15:1–15:15
November 1, 2015
I. Pilate: a ruler in bondage. Mark 15:1–5, 15
II. Barabbas: a condemned man set free. Mark 15:6–11
III. The Jews: in the grip of their father the devil. Mark 15:12–14; John 8:44
IV. Jesus: submitted to His Father, the suffering Servant. Mark 15:15; Isaiah 53:7; Hebrews 12:2
Questions for Reflection:
- How is Pilate at the mercy of the world, the flesh, and the devil? What lessons should we take from this?
- How is Barabbas and his release a powerful illustration for us?
- What is the “gospel logic” that the spiritually lost fail to understand or appreciate?
- How might God be calling you to “deny yourself and take up your cross daily?”