Mark 14:53-65, Mark 15:1-20 1 John 1:7-9

I have a t-shirt that shows our bleeding Jesus bearing the entire weight of the world’s sin.  The back says, “His Pain Your Gain” with his open hand bleeding freely due to a large nail that punctured Him.

Before the nails were driven through sinless Jesus, he had already suffered.  He was spat at, punched, made fun of, beaten, flogged, and made to wear a thorny crown.  Once the crown was in place, a staff was used to deliver several blows to His head.  Then, he was crucified.

One thing I noticed today on that t-shirt were tiny Scripture references hidden in the art.  One is 1 John 1:7-9.  It says that Jesus’ blood cleanses us from sin, and if we repent, He’ll forgive us.

 

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