The Big Bible Adventure – Mark 15:21-32
Powerpoint Pictures: Eskimo, Pink Milk, Word – Uncopyrightable, Polar Bear, Greek Flag, Egg, Elephant
“I don’t believe it!” When your hear something that you think can’t be true you might say, “I don’t believe it!”
What would you say about the following things? Would you say “I don’t believe it” because it can’t be true or “I do believe it” because you think it is true?
Eskimos have hundreds of words for snow, but none for hello. [True]
Hippo milk is pink. [False]
The only 15 letter word that can be spelled without repeating its letters is uncopyrightable. [True]
The hair on a polar bear is not white but clear. [True]
There are 158 verses in the Greek National Anthem. [True]
Humpty Dumpty is an egg. [False]
All elephants walk on tiptoes. [True]
Jesus was nailed to a wooden cross by Roman soldiers and left to die. The man who said He was God’s Son, God Himself, the King who has come to save His people, didn’t look like He was.
That was certainly what the people who saw Jesus hanging on the cross thought.
“Those who passed by hurled insults at him, shaking their heads and saying, “So! You who are going to destroy the temple and build it in three days, come down from the cross and save yourself!” (Mark 15:29-30)
The passersby did not believe that Jesus was who He said He was. Not only them, the religious leaders too. They kept on telling Him to come down from the cross.
What they didn’t realise was that it would be by dying that Jesus would save people, which is why He wasn’t saving Himself and why He would come down from the cross.
The people and religious leaders kept on saying “I don’t believe it!” But there was a man who did say “I do believe it!” Next time we’ll find out who that was.
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