Take Up Your Cross

  Reading the Word Mark 15:20–21 (ESV) 20 And when they had mocked him, they stripped him of the purple cloak and put his own clothes on him. And they led him out to crucify him. 21 And they compelled a passerby, Simon of Cyrene, who was coming in from the country, the father of Alexander and Rufus, to carry his cross. Parallel Texts: Matthew 27:31-32; Luke 23:26 Understanding and Applying the Word Jesus had been flogged multiple times in the previous hours. Those beatings left him battered and too weak to carry his cross to the execution site. Therefore, … Continue reading Take Up Your Cross

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