April 2, 2023

Jesus and His Atoning Death

Preacher: Stephen Conley Series: The Gospel of Mark Topic: Cross Scripture: Mark 15:33–47


Text: Mark 15:33-47


Wrath Absorbed (Mark 15:33-37)

  • Jesus drank the cup of God’s wrath on our behalf, fully satisfying divine justice.
  • After suffering in our place, Jesus died in our place.
  • Gospel Implication: Jesus absorbed the fury of God’s wrath and entered God-forsaken darkness so that sinners would be accepted by God through faith and repentance.


Access Granted (Mark 15:38)

  • The temple curtain signified the veil that was stood between God and man.
  • As Jesus died on the cross, He tore the temple curtain from top to bottom.
  • Gospel Implication: Because of Jesus’ finished work on the cross, we have access to God.


Identity Declared (Mark 15:39)

  • The centurion declares Jesus as the Son of God in the wake of His death.
  • This confession echoes the identity statements of Mark 1:1 and 8:29.
  • Gospel Implication: Jesus’ title as the Son of God declares who He is and what He came to accomplish.


Witnesses Described (Mark 15:40-41)

  • The women who followed Jesus were devoted to Him and His ministry.
  • Gospel Implication: Jesus calls both men and women to Himself who He equips for His kingdom purposes.


Death Confirmed (Mark 15:42-47)    

  • The death of Christ was confirmed, but it would be short-lived.
  • Joseph of Arimathea courageously and unashamedly identifies with Jesus and requests to bury Jesus.
  • Gospel Implication: Jesus entered death in order to conquer death for us.

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The Extraordinary Ending to Mark's Gospel

Preacher: Stephen Conley Scripture: Mark 16:1–8, 2 Timothy 3:16–17, 2 Peter 1:16–21 Series: The Gospel of Mark

Apr 9


Jesus and His Astonishing Resurrection

Preacher: Stephen Conley Scripture: Mark 16:1–8 Series: The Gospel of Mark

Mar 26


Jesus the Crucified Savior

Preacher: Stephen Conley Scripture: Mark 15:16–32 Series: The Gospel of Mark