The calling of Peter to be an Apostle, “Name is Nature” so the saying goes. The Lord gives Simon a new name and calls him Peter, meaning rock. Peter’s apostleship is marked by moments of both spiritual successes and fleshly failures.
The Lord now reveals Himself to His apostles. He addresses their unwillingness to believe but encourages them nonetheless to go out into the world and proclaim the Gospel and He will support them. Mark’s Gospel concludes with the rule of Jesus from heaven on the throne beside His Father.
Tags: Faith, Signs, Wonders, Great Commission
Never before have men grieved as they did while they supposed that the Lord Jesus was dead and gone. Not one of Jesus’ followers believed that He would come back from the dead, but when He did it was an experience on earth like never before.
Tags: Resurrection, Unbelief
People die only because of sin in the world. Jesus, the sinless Son of God is no exception, He died because of sin too, our sin. His, the greatest death of all, made a way for all to go to heaven, those have not rejected Him. His life was substituted for mine, He suffered and died in my place so that I could forever live in heaven.
Tags: Abandoned, Death, Darkness, Divine Sacrifice