In Remembrance of Me

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

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The Crucifixion

21 a man was walking by, coming from work, Simon from Cyrene, the father of Alexander and Rufus. So they made him carry Jesus’ cross.

22-24 The soldiers brought Jesus to Golgotha, meaning “Skull Hill.” They offered him a mild painkiller (wine mixed with myrrh), but he wouldn’t take it. And they nailed him to the cross. They divided up his clothes and threw dice to see who would get them.

-Mark 15:21-24 The Message

Verse 21: And they *compelled a passer-by from the country, Simon of Cyrene (the father of Alexander and Rufus), to carry His cross.

Verse 21 study: Colonies of Jews existed outside of Judea. Simon was coming from Cyrene in North Africa when he made a Passover pilgrimage to Jerusalem. Alexander and Rufus’s sons were mentioned because they became famous later in the early church (Roman 16:13).

The Crucifixion

Verse 22: Then they *brought Him to the place Golgotha, translated as Place of a Skull.

Verse 23: And they tried to give Him wine mixed with myrrh, but He did not take it.

Verse 24: And they *crucified Him, and *divided up His garments among themselves, casting lots for them to decide what each man would take.

Verse 24 study: Casting lots is like drawing straws or throwing dice. Casting lots help make decisions. The soldiers did cast lots to determine what pieces of Jesus’ clothing they would keep. The Roman government had the rights to take clothing from people that was crucified. This act fulfilled the prophecy of Psalm 22:18.

When a loved one passes away, we take time to cherish moments and memories. I pray today that we can take moments and memories from what we read about Jesus before his crucifixion. In Jesus’ name. Amen!

Author: Darren Watts

My name is Darren. I started sharing devotions in June 2019. As one of the ministry leaders at my church. One reason why I started devotions is because of the lack of inspiration and motivation in our lives. It is hard to be encouraged with a lot of negativity going around. I invite you to be encouraged by the word of God. Our struggles can be personal, at the workplace, and the lack of community in our lives. When we go through hard times, we need the word of God. Please read them and be encouraged. I also started a podcast talking about racism and discrimination. Please take a moment to check that out as well. Afternoon Coffee Break with Darren Watts.