The Witnesses
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The Witnesses

From Series: The Gospel According to Mark, Volume 8

Mark 15:39-41  (ID: 2945)

Near the end of Mark’s Gospel, we learn about the witnesses to Jesus’ crucifixion. The centurion was there out of duty, but recognized the unusual nature of Jesus' death. The women remained with Jesus as a demonstration of their devotion. Alistair Begg invites us to witness the surprising details of the crucifixion and to respond with wonder, belief, and commitment to Christ.


39And when the centurion, who stood facing him, saw that in this way he8 breathed his last, he said, “Truly this man was the Son9 of God!”

40There were also women looking on from a distance, among whom were Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James the younger and of Joses, and Salome. 41When he was in Galilee, they followed him and ministered to him, and there were also many other women who came up with him to Jerusalem.

Copyright © 2020, Alistair Begg. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Scripture taken from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. Copyright ©2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. Text provided by the Crossway Bibles Web Service.

Alistair Begg
Alistair Begg is Senior Pastor at Parkside Church in Cleveland, Ohio, and the Bible teacher on Truth For Life, which is heard on the radio and online around the world.