March 15, read through the Bible in a year.

Today there are three chapters to read.

March 15: Mark 15, Deuteronomy 9, Deuteronomy 10 (click on the chapter to begin reading)

Mark 15. Early in the morning Jesus is brought before Pilate since only the Romans could execute capital punishment. Pilate, trying to get out of the situation offers to release Barabbas or Jesus and the crowd chooses Barabbas. Pilate gives in to the crowd, the Soldiers mock Jesus, and so the Crucifixion of Jesus the King begins. Dead it carefully. Jesus Dies, and at the same time the Temple vail was rent in two, from top to bottom, opening up for us full access to God himself. Finally Jesus’ burial is recorded.

Deuteronomy 9, Israel’s rebellion is reviewed, but in spite of being a stiffnecked people doing abominations to the LORD like the Golden Calf, God in His mercy still keeps His promises.

Deuteronomy 10, take Two Tablets, Fear the LORD and circumcise your hearts,  that is the Essence of the Law. Remember, you too were aliens in Egypt.

 

Mark 15, Jesus Before Pilate, Barabbas, the Soldiers mock Jesus, Crucifixion of the King, Jesus’ Death, Jesus’ Burial.

Mark 15, Jesus Before Pilate, Barabbas, the Soldiers mock Jesus, Crucifixion of the King, Jesus’ Death, Jesus’ Burial.

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Duccio interpreted the scene, between 1308-11, with this tempera on wood (entitled Christ Before Pilate Again).  It is maintained at the Museo dell’Opera del Duomo in Siena, Italy.

Media Credits Image online, courtesy Wikipaintings.org website.

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This is how a tomb with a large stone looked.