In the concluding episode of our series looking at events and locations around the story of the Cross of Jesus, we come to examine Mark's approach to the narrative. Mark is characteristically brief in his description , but that does not lessen the impact of his descriptions. Why does he mention the Sabbath. Does worrying over the future bring a sense of trepidation? Why does this after - crucifixion narrative tell us about why and how we ought to share the good news. Why do different verses disappear in some bible versions?
We look at a little detail at the events around Calvary/Golgotha. We will look at how Luke records these events inc, Simon of Cyrene, the thieves on the cross, the significance of the inscription on the cross, and the intervention of Joseph of Arimathea. What lessons can we learn about how to face serious challenges in our lives today? Do we appreciate how an awful experience for Jesus can give us an awesome Paradise?
Continuing the series looking at what happened in various Easter-related locations, this edition looks at what happened in the Garden of Gethsemane. It looks at Jesus' agony, the attitude and behaviour of the disciples including both Peter and Judas. What can we learn from this narrative about making choices and handling the consequences of those decisions. How significant was the garden experience in comparison to Calvary?