Now we are in Mark chapter 15 and today is going to be a special day, both this morning and evening. We’re going to be looking at the portion of Scripture that begins in verse 22 and describes the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.
I want to read to you verses 22 down through verse 39. “Then they brought Him to the place, Golgotha, which is translated, ‘Place of a Skull.’ They tried to give Him wine mixed with myrrh, but He did not take it. And they crucified Him and divided up His garments among themselves, casting lots for them to decide what each man should take. It was the third hour when they crucified Him. The inscription of the charge against Him read, ‘The King of the Jews.’ They crucified two robbers with Him, one on His right and one on His left. And the Scripture was fulfilled which says, ‘And He was numbered with transgressors.’ Those passing by were hurling abuse at Him, wagging their heads, and saying, ‘Ha, You who are going to destroy the temple and rebuild it in three days, save Yourself, and come down from the cross.’
“In the same way, the chief priests also, along with the scribes were mocking Him among themselves and saying, ‘He saved others, He cannot save Himself. Let this Christ, the King of Israel, now come down from the cross so that we may see and believe.’ Those who were crucified with Him also were insulting Him. And when the sixth hour came, darkness fell over the whole land until the ninth hour. At the ninth hour, Jesus cried with a loud voice, ‘Eloi, Eloi, Lama Sabachthani?’ which is translated, ‘My God, My God, Why have You forsaken Me?” When some of the bystanders heard it, they began saying, ‘Behold, He is calling for Elijah.’ Someone ran and filled a sponge with sour wine, put it on a reed and gave Him a drink saying, ‘Let us see whether Elijah will come to take Him down.’ And Jesus uttered a loud cry, and breathed His last and the veil of the temple was torn into from top to bottom. When the centurion, who was standing right in front of Him, saw the way He breathed His last, he said, ‘Truly, this man was the Son of God.’”...