Participants: Kelly Mowrer
Series Code: HWAL
Program Code: HWAL000369
00:17 Hi, and welcome to His Words are Life.
00:19 I'm Kelly Mowrer, and I'll be reading today
00:22 from the King James version. And today we're we'll get to
00:25 read together the story of incredible sacrifice at Calvary
00:29 that Jesus did for us to reconcile us to Him,
00:33 to bring us close to Him once again.
00:35 Before we begin to read those wonderful words let's go to
00:38 Him in prayer. Dear Jesus, thank you so much for your incredible
00:43 love to us, to me, to all of us, that while we were yet sinners
00:49 You came and you died for us that we might become one
00:53 with you again and one day soon we'll come home and live
00:56 with you forever. Please be with us now as we read these words.
01:00 We thank you for loving us so much. We can't begin to
01:03 understand it; but please be with us now and help us to
01:08 draw closer to you, to become more what you want us to be;
01:12 because of the sacrifice that you made. We love you Jesus.
01:15 Amen. I'm reading today from the book of Mark, chapter 14,
01:21 beginning in verse 17. - And in the evening he cometh
01:26 with the twelve. And as they sat and did eat, Jesus said,
01:29 Verily I say unto you, One of you which eateth with me
01:33 shall betray me. And they began to be sorrowful, and to say unto
01:38 him one by one, Is it I? and another said, Is it I?
01:41 And he answered and said unto them, It is one of the twelve,
01:45 that dippeth with me in the dish The Son of man indeed goeth,
01:49 as it is written of him: but woe to that man by whom the Son of
01:54 man is betrayed! good were it for that man if he had never
01:58 been born. And as they did eat, Jesus took bread, and blessed,
02:03 and brake it, and gave to them, and said, Take, eat:
02:07 this is my body. And he took the cup and when he had given thanks
02:12 he gave it to them: and they all drank of it.
02:14 And he said unto them, This is my blood of the new testament,
02:18 which is shed for many. Verily I say unto you, I will drink
02:22 no more of the fruit of the vine until that day that I drink it
02:26 new in the kingdom of God. And when they had sung an hymn,
02:30 they went out into the mount of Olives and Jesus saith unto them
02:35 All ye shall be offended because of me this night:
02:38 for it is written, I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep
02:42 shall be scattered. But after that I am risen I will go before
02:46 you into Galilee. But Peter said unto him, Although
02:50 all shall be offended, yet will not I. And Jesus saith unto him
02:56 Verily I say unto thee, That this day, even this night,
02:59 before the cock crow twice, thou shalt deny me thrice.
03:04 But he spake the more vehemently If I should die with thee I will
03:08 deny thee in any wise. Likewise also said they all.
03:13 And they came to a place which was named Gethsemane:
03:16 and he saith to his disciples, Sit ye here, while I shall pray.
03:21 And he taketh with him Peter and James and John, and began to be
03:26 sore amazed, and to be very heavy; And saith unto them,
03:30 My soul is exceeding sorrowful unto death: tarry ye here,
03:35 and watch. And he went forward a little, and fell on the ground
03:38 and prayed that, if it were possible, the hour might pass
03:42 from him. And he said, Abba, Father, all things are possible
03:47 unto thee; take away this cup from me: nevertheless not what
03:53 I will, but what thou wilt. And he cometh, and findeth them
03:57 sleeping, and saith unto Peter, Simon, sleepest thou?
04:01 couldest not thou watch one hour? Watch ye an pray,
04:05 lest ye enter into temptation. The spirit truly is ready,
04:09 but the flesh is weak. And again he went away, and prayed,
04:14 and spake the same words. And when he returned, he found them
04:18 asleep again, for their eyes were heavy, neither wist they
04:22 what to answer him. And he cometh the third time,
04:25 and saith unto them, Sleep on now, and take your rest:
04:29 it is enough, the hour is come; behold, the Son of man
04:33 is betrayed into the hands of sinners. Rise up, let us go;
04:38 lo, he that betrayeth me is at hand. And immediately,
04:44 while he yet spake, cometh Judas, one of the twelve,
04:46 and with him a great multitude with swords and staves,
04:50 from the chief priests and the scribes and the elders.
04:52 And he that betrayed him had given them a token, saying,
04:56 Whomsoever I shall kiss, that same is he; take him, and lead
05:00 him away safely. And as soon as he was come, he goeth
05:05 straightway to him, and saith, Mater, master; and kissed him.
05:09 And they laid their hands on him and took him. And one of them
05:13 that stood by drew a sword, and smote a servant of
05:16 the high priest, and cut off his ear. And Jesus answered and
05:20 said unto them, Are ye come out, as against a thief, with swords
05:25 and with staves to take me? I was daily with you
05:28 in the temple teaching, and ye took me not: but the scriptures
05:33 must be fulfilled. And they all forsook him, and fled.
05:38 And there followed him a certain young man, having a linen cloth
05:42 cast about his naked body; and the young men laid hold on him:
05:45 And he left the linen cloth, and fled from them naked.
05:49 And they led Jesus away to the high priest: and with him were
05:53 assembled all the chief priests and the elders and the scribes.
05:57 And Peter followed him afar off, even into the palace of the high
06:01 priest: and he sat with the servants, and warmed himself
06:05 at the fire. And the chief priests and all the council
06:08 sought for witness against Jesus to put him to death;
06:11 and found none. For many bare false witness against him,
06:16 but their witness agreed not together. And there arose
06:20 certain and bare false witness against him, saying, We heard
06:23 him say, I will destroy this temple that is made with hands,
06:26 and within three days I will build another made without
06:29 hands. But neither so did their witness agree together.
06:33 And the high priest stood up in the midst, and asked Jesus,
06:37 saying, Answerest thou nothing? what is it which these witness
06:41 against thee? But he held his peace, and answered nothing.
06:45 Again the high priest asked him, and said unto him,
06:48 Art thou the Christ, the Son of the Blessed? And Jesus said,
06:53 I am: and ye shall see the Son of man sitting on the
06:58 right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven.
07:01 Then the high priest rent his clothes, and saith, What need we
07:07 any further witnesses? Ye have heard the blasphemy: what think
07:11 ye? And they all condemned him to be guilty of death.
07:15 And some began to spit on him, and to cover his face, and to
07:19 buffet him, and to say unto him Prophesy: and the servants
07:22 did strike him with the palms of their hands. And as Peter was
07:27 beneath in the palace, there cometh one of the maids of
07:30 of the high priest: And when she saw Peter warming himself,
07:34 she looked upon him and said, And thou also wast with Jesus
07:38 of Nazareth. But he denied, saying, I know not,
07:42 neither understand I what thou sayest. And he went out into
07:46 the porch; and the cock crew. And a maid saw him again,
07:51 and began to say to them that stood by, This is one of them.
07:54 And he denied it again. And a little after, they that stood by
07:58 said again to Peter, Surely thou art one of them:
08:01 for thou art a Galilean, and thy speech agreeth thereto.
08:05 But he began to curse and to swear, saying, I know not
08:10 this man of whom ye speak. And the second time
08:13 the cock crew. And Peter called to mind the word that Jesus
08:18 said unto him, Before the cock crow twice, thou shalt deny me
08:22 thrice. And when he thought thereon, he wept.
08:26 I'm reading from Mark, chapter 15. And straitway in the morning
08:32 the chief priests held a consultation with the elders
08:34 and scribes and the whole council, and bound Jesus,
08:37 and carried him away, and delivered him to Pilate.
08:40 And pilate asked him, Art thou the King of the Jews?
08:43 And he answering said unto him, Thou sayest it. And the chief
08:48 priests accused him of many things: but he answered nothing.
08:52 And Pilate asked him again, saying, Answerest thou nothing?
08:56 behold how many things they witness against thee.
09:00 But Jesus yet answered nothing; so that Pilate marveled.
09:05 Now at that feast he released unto them one prisoner,
09:09 whomsoever they desired. And there was one named Barabbas,
09:13 which lay bound with them that had made insurrection with him,
09:16 who had committed murder in the insurrection. And the multitude
09:20 crying aloud began to desire him to do as he had ever done unto
09:25 them. But Pilate answered them, saying, Will ye that I release
09:30 unto you the King of the Jews? For he knew that the chief
09:33 priests had delivered him for envy. But the chief priests
09:37 moved the people, that he should rather release Barabbas
09:41 unto them. And Pilate answered and said again unto them,
09:44 What will y then that I shall do unto him whom ye call the King
09:47 of the Jews? And they cried out again, Crucify him.
09:51 Then Pilate said unto them, Why, what evil hath he done?
09:56 And they cried out the more exceedingly, Crucify him.
09:59 And so Pilate, willing to content the people,
10:03 released Barabbas unto them, and delivered Jesus,
10:07 when he had scourged him, to be crucified. And the soldiers
10:11 led him away into the hall, called Praetorium;
10:15 and they call together the whole band. And they clothed him with
10:18 purple, and platted a crown of thorns, and put it about
10:21 his head and began to salute him, Hail, King of the Jews!
10:25 And they smote him on the head with a reed, and did spit
10:28 upon him, and bowing their knees worshipped him.
10:31 And when they had mocked him, they took off the purple
10:33 from him and put his own clothes on him, and led him out
10:37 to crucify him. And they compel one Simon a Cyrenian,
10:42 who passed by, coming out of the country, the father of Alexander
10:46 and Rufus, to bear his cross. And they bring him unto the
10:49 place Golgotha which is, being interpreted The place of a skull
10:54 and they gave him to drink wine mingled with myrrh:
10:57 but he received it not. And when they had crucified him,
11:01 they parted his garments, casting lots upon them,
11:04 what every man should take. And it was the third hour,
11:07 and they crucified him. And the superscription of his accusation
11:11 was written over, THE KING OF THE JEWS.
11:14 And with him they crucify two thieves; the one on his right
11:18 hand and the other on his left. And the scripture was
11:21 fulfilled, which saith, And he was numbered with the
11:24 transgressors. And they that passed by railed on him,
11:29 wagging their heads, and saying, Ah, thou that destroyest
11:32 the temple and buildest it in three days, Save thyself,
11:35 and come down from the cross. Likewise also the chief priests
11:40 mocking said among themselves with the scribes,
11:42 He saved others; himself he cannot save. Let Christ the King
11:47 of Israel descend now from the cross, that we may see
11:50 and believe. And they that were crucified with him reviled him.
11:54 And when the sixth hour was come, there was darkness
11:57 over the whole land until the ninth hour. And at the 9th hour
12:02 Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eloi, Eloi,
12:06 lama sabachthani? which is, being interpreted,
12:10 My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?
12:14 And some of them that stood by, when they heard it, said, Behold
12:18 he calleth Elias. And one ran and filled a sponge full of
12:22 vinegar, and put it on a reed, and gave him to drink, saying,
12:25 Let alone; let us see whether Elias will come to take him down
12:28 and Jesus cried with a loud voice, and gave up the ghost.
12:33 And the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top
12:38 to the bottom. And when the centurion, which stood over
12:42 against him, saw that he so cried out and gave up the ghost,
12:45 he said, Truly this man was the Son of God.
12:50 There were also women looking on afar off: among whom was
12:55 Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James the less
12:58 and of Joses, and Salome; who also, when he was in Galilee,
13:02 followed him, and ministered unto him; and many other women
13:06 which came up with him unto Jerusalem. And now when the
13:10 even was come, because it was the preparation, that is,
13:13 the day before the Sabbath, Joseph of Arimathea,
13:17 an honorable counselor, which also waited for the kingdom
13:21 of God, came, and went in boldly unto Pilate, and craved
13:25 the body of Jesus. And Pilate marveled if he were already
13:29 dead: and calling unto him the centurion, he asked him whether
13:33 he had been any while dead. And when he knew it of the
13:36 centurion, he gave the body to Joseph. And he bought fine linen
13:41 and took him down, and wrapped him in the linen, and laid him
13:45 in a sepulcher which was hewn out of a rock and rolled a stone
13:48 unto the door of the sepulcher. And Mary Magdalene and Mary
13:51 the mother of Joses beheld where he was laid.
13:55 I'm reading in the book of Mark, chapter sixteen.
13:59 And when the Sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the
14:03 mother of James, and Salome, had bought sweet spices,
14:07 that they might come and anoint him. And very early
14:11 in the morning the first day of the week, they came unto the
14:14 sepulcher at the rising of the sun. And they said among
14:18 themselves, Who shall roll us away the stone from the door
14:21 of the sepulcher? And when they looked, they saw that the stone
14:25 was rolled away: for it was very great.
14:28 Thank you for joining me today for the reading of His word.
14:32 Bye, bye.