Category Archives: Calvary

ENDS OF THE AGES

According to the New Testament, the Death and Resurrection of Jesus inaugurated the “last days”1 Corinthians 10:11.

In his letters, the Apostle Paul demonstrates his understanding that History’s final era, the “last days,” commenced with the Death and Resurrection of Jesus. For the church, that means that nothing can ever be the same again. Decisions and plans must be made with that knowledge firmly in view. For that matter, already, the forms and institutions of the present age are in the process of “passing away.”

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CHRIST REVEALED ON CALVARY

SYNOPSIS – Only in his sacrificial death can Jesus and his Messiahship be understood – Mark 10:45

In the gospel of Mark, men and women are unable to recognize Jesus as the Son of God until after his crucifixion, and even then, paradoxically, he is declared the “Son of God” by the unlikeliest of persons – The pagan Roman centurion in charge of his execution. The identity and mission of the “Son of Man” cannot be understood apart from his death. By stressing this, Mark establishes his identity as the “Son” and just what it means to be the Messiah of Israel:

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