Finished, But Not The End
STEVE McKENZIE   -  

Mark 15:21-40

21 dAnd they compelled a passerby, Simon of Cyrene, who was coming in from thecountry, the father of Alexander and Rufus, to carry his cross. 22 eAnd they brought him tothe place called Golgotha (which means Place of a Skull). 23 And they offered him winemixed with fmyrrh, but he did not take it. 24 And they crucified him and gdivided hisgarments among them, casting lots for them, to decide what each should take. 25 And hitwas the third hour4 when they crucified him. 26 And the inscription of the charge againsthim read, i“The King of the Jews.” 27 And with him they crucified two jrobbers, kone onhis right and one on his left.5 29 And lthose who passed by derided him, mwagging theirheads and saying, n“Aha! oYou who would destroy the temple and rebuild it in three days,30 save yourself, and come down from the cross!” 31 So also the chief priests with thescribes mocked him to one another, saying, p“He saved others; qhe cannot save himself.32 Let rthe Christ, sthe King of Israel, come down now from the cross that we may tseeand believe.” uThose who were crucified with him also reviled him.

The Death of Jesus

33 And when the sixth hour6 had come, there was darkness over the whole land untilthe ninth hour.7 34 And at the ninth hour Jesus vcried with a loud voice, w“Eloi, Eloi, lemasabachthani?” which means, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” 35 And someof the bystanders hearing it said, “Behold, he is calling Elijah.” 36 And someone ran andfilled a sponge with xsour wine, put it on a reed yand gave it to him to drink, saying, “Wait,let us see whether Elijah will come to take him down.” 37 And Jesus zuttered a loud cryand abreathed his last. 38 And bthe curtain of the temple was torn in two, from top tobottom. 39 cAnd when the centurion, who stood facing him, saw that in this way he8breathed his last, he said, d“Truly this man was the Son9 of God!”

40 There were also ewomen looking on ffrom a distance, among whom were gMaryMagdalene, and Mary the mother of James the younger and of Joses, and iSalome.41 When he was in Galilee, they followed him and gministered to him, and there were alsomany other women who jcame up with him to Jerusalem.