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TITLE:  King is crowned
  Mark 15:16-20
  Jesus endured cruel mocking.


  1. Many of the recent school shootings = teasing, mocking, scorn, ridicule
  2. Jesus suffered such mocking at the palace of Pilate
  3. Jesus was taken to the Praetorian (Judgment Hall)

 What Happened?

  1. Taken to the Praetorian hall or courtyard (palace hall of judgment) (16)
  2. Gathered whole band – many soldiers were present (16)
  3. Clothed him with purple (royalty), crown of thorns on his head (17)
  4. Salute him – word means “embrace, hug, enfold in ones arms”
    Imagine that with the beating on his back, open wounds, ripped flesh
  5. “Hail, King of the Jews” (18)
  6. Hit him with a rod, spit on him (19)
  7. Bowing their knees, worshipped him (in mockery) (19)
  8. Took off the purple robe, put on own clothes (20)
  9. Led him out to be crucified (20)

 Mocking in the New Testament

  1. Herod was mocked by the wise men – Matthew 2:16
  2. Jesus predicted it would happen – Matthew 20:19; Mark 10:34; Luke 18:32
  3. Parable – man not able to finish the tower – Luke 14:29
  4. On Pentecost – Mocked apostles – full of new wine – Acts 2:13
  5. Paul on Mar’s Hill in Athens – Acts 17:32
  6. Prophets were mocked – Hebrews 11:36
  7. False teachers will mock believers – Jude 18

 Galatians 6:7

  1. Greek word – mocked = turn up the nose at one, sneer with the nostrils
  2. God is not mocked – you can mock God, not get away with it


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