By Jesse Jenkins

Benchley, July 6, 2014

  • Mark 15:34-16:16
  • Mark 15:46 – With the tomb being hewn out of solid rock, there was no way for anyone to sneak the body of Jesus out of some back way.  In other accounts (Matthew 27:61-66), we learn that the Romans secured the tomb with a guard.
  • Mark 16:1-8 – Compare Matthew 28:1-10; John 20:17; Luke 24:1-12.  The people touched Jesus after His resurrection, but Jesus told them not to cling to Him because He still had to ascend to Heaven.  Luke’s account firmly puts Jesus’ resurrection on the first day of the week.
  • Mark 16:14 – Jesus expected the disciples to believe in the testimony of others, which is what He expects of us today.
  • Mark 16:16 – Some dispute this verse to get away from the baptism requirement, but other verses (such as Acts 2:38-40) clearly show that baptism is required.  See also Matthew 28:18-20.  If you do not believe, you cannot be baptized in the name of Jesus, so not believing implies not being baptized, which ends in condemnation.

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