• Taken to Pilate Devotional

    Mark 15:1–5

    Jesus endured a trial before men and a sentence of death so that His people would be acquitted in the heavenly court. Having been put on trial and suffering for our guilt, Jesus gives us His righteousness so that we can stand before our Creator unafraid. No sacrifice could be greater, and there is no end to the thanksgiving we should offer for our Savior’s atonement. Let us thank and praise Him this day. View Resource

  • Pilate Capitulates to the Crowd Devotional

    Mark 15:6–15

    Lest we be too hard on the crowd who demanded the death of Jesus, we should recall the temptations we face to make the kingdom of this world more important than the kingdom of God. Every time we trust in political power and material comfort, we are demanding something other than Jesus. Let us search our hearts to determine where we are not trusting in the Lord and repent if we are trusting in earthly princes this day. View Resource

  • The Soldiers Mock Jesus Devotional

    Mark 15:16–20

    As we will see, the greatest suffering Christ endured was not the physical and emotional pain heaped on Him by other men; rather, the most intense pain Jesus experienced was the pain of God’s wrath as He hung on the cross. But all of our Lord’s suffering demonstrates His great love for us. Let us marvel at the greatness of the God whom we serve, the God who in Christ gives perfectly of Himself for the sake of our salvation. View Resource

  • The King on the Cross Devotional

    Mark 15:21–26

    Our Savior, God incarnate, suffered the loss of His garments at Golgotha so that we could be clothed with the royal robe of His righteousness. Covered by His perfect obedience, we are not only righteous in God’s sight but have been granted the right to rule alongside Jesus over the world (2 Tim. 2:1–13). Though we may suffer for Christ now, one day we will reign with Him. May that truth encourage us to persevere in faith. View Resource

  • The Atonement Devotional

    Mark 15:21–39

    One of the reasons Islam is able to gain a hearing is because of humanity’s natural tendency toward self-sufficiency. We think that we are able to pay our debt and to do what needs to be done to save ourselves. However, God Himself promised to resolve the infinite debt incurred by the one sin, and He sent one person with infinite righteousness to rescue us from judgment. Meditate today on Romans 3:21–26 so to keep you mindful of your need for an atonement. View Resource

  • Crucified and Reviled Devotional

    Mark 15:27–32

    That Mark can describe the mocking of Jesus as blasphemy shows us how seriously we must take the name of Jesus. His name is not something that should appear on our lips or flow from our pens in a frivolous manner. Instead, we must be careful to honor Jesus, for to dishonor Him is to dishonor God. Do you treat the name of Jesus with reverence? View Resource

  • Jesus Forsaken Devotional

    Mark 15:33–34

    Dr. R.C. Sproul writes in his commentary Mark, “At the climax of that period of darkness, Jesus cried in agony—not the agony of the scourging or the agony of the thorns and nails, but the agony of forsakenness.” The incarnate Lord was cut off for the sake of other men and women so that we can enjoy fellowship with God forever. No higher price could have been paid, and we are called to never cease loving Him and thanking Him for His sacrifice. View Resource

  • The Centurion’s Confession Devotional

    Mark 15:35–39

    Dr. R.C. Sproul says in His commentary Mark that the centurion was “the first to realize that something of cosmic significance was happening that afternoon outside Jerusalem.” The centurion was among those most unlikely to recognize Jesus and yet God revealed Christ to him. Let us be grateful that God’s grace extends even to those who seem the most unlikely to receive it. View Resource

  • Faithful Women Devotional

    Mark 15:40–41

    Even if we deny God before others, He will forgive us when we repent. However, an impenitent refusal to be identified as a follower of Jesus is an indication that saving faith is not present. Are you prepared to stand firm for Jesus no matter the cost? Pray that the Lord would strengthen you to be faithful to Him. And if you have denied Christ, repent and return to Him this day. View Resource

  • With a Rich Man in His Death Devotional

    Mark 15:42–47

    John Calvin comments that in Jesus’ burial, “the cursing, which he had endured for a short time, began to be removed; for his body was not thrown into a ditch in the ordinary way, but honorably laid in a hewn sepulcher.” His burial proves that His work of atonement was perfect, so we are called to look only to Him for reconciliation with God. Our works do not and cannot atone for our sin. View Resource