Mark 16:15-20 We end our study of the Gospel of Mark with the Great Commission. Jesus commissioned the disciples to go into all the world to make disciples. He said that their ministry would be accompanied by signs and wonders performed by God to confirm their faith in Jesus. The Great Commission was not just given to the disciples. It was given to every Christian. Does God still confirm the faith with miracles and other signs of His power?
THEY DID NOT BELIEVE IT 4-23-2017
Mark 16:9-14 The resurrection of Jesus Christ is the pivotal event in Christianity. “And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins. Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ are lost. If only for this life we have hope in Christ, we are of all people most to be pitied” (1 Corinthians 15:17-19). Many of the disciples had a hard time believing that Jesus was raised from the dead. Do You?
Mark 15:37-47 When the High Priest interrogated Jesus, he asked him this question and Jesus responded, “I am.” On this declaration, the Sanhedrin found Jesus guilty of blasphemy. He would have been guilty if what he said was not true. But Jesus is the Son of God and he finishes his mission with his death on the cross.
Mark 16:1-8 Jesus Christ rose from the dead and with his resurrection proves that he can overcome our most challenging obstacles. The resurrection gives us hope even when life has poured out pain and despair. When we have failed or are feeling defeated, the resurrection offers us evidence that God will turn the worst of events into something incredibly good for us.
Mark 15:33-37 As Jesus hung on the cross he felt the full weight of our sin and complete separation from the Father. In one of his darkest moments, Jesus cried out, “My God why have you forsaken me?”