We come to the last leg of our journey. When we ended our last walk together, we left Jesus in the grave. Let us join the events as they unfold in Mark 16:
- Mark 16:1-8 – Up from the Grave He Arose.
- Mark 16:9-11 – Jesus Appears to Mary.
- Mark 16:12-13 – Jesus Walks with Two Disciples.
- Mark 16:14-18 – The Mission of Jesus’ Followers.
- Mark 16:19-20 – Jesus Ascends to Heaven.
John will tell us, “But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin” (1Jo 1:7; emph – BSMc).
The Old Covenant prophet, Micah records, “He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?” (Mic 6:8; emph – BSMc).
Our journey through Mark is about walking with Jesus. My prayer is that through our journey you grew in your understanding of who Jesus is and what He did for you. I pray that you believe that He is the Christ. This is why Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John recorded the events of Jesus life. That is why I started this journey with you.
And as this trek ends, my prayer is that this is just the beginning of a regular regimen of walking with Jesus. Please, please, please, keep walking with Jesus.
If you are not a child of God, yet you now understand who Jesus is, will you obey the gospel, that good news of salvation offered through Jesus? Consider the description of this saving gospel according to the Apostle Paul, “Now I would remind you, brothers, of the gospel I preached to you, which you received, in which you stand, and by which you are being saved, if you hold fast to the word I preached to you—unless you believed in vain. For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures,” (1Co 15:1-4).
Notice that in Romans the same Paul says the gospel is God’s power to save all mankind (cf. Rom 1:16).
Jesus says in the final chapter of our journey, “Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned” (Mar 16:16).
Ananias would ask Saul of Tarsus and I ask you the same question, “And now why do you wait? Rise and be baptized and wash away your sins, calling on his name?” (Act 22:16).
If you are willing to die to self, be buried with Jesus in immersion, and rise as His child to a new life, please find someone who will baptize you for the remission of your sins in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Then as God’s child He adds you to His family (cf. Act 2:47). Find a congregation of others who have similarly obeyed the gospel and fellowship and worship with them.
P.S. If you need assistance finding someone to immerse you or a congregation of God’s people to associate with, leave a comment stating your desires and I will do my best to assist you.