Jesus In My Place

Jesus In My Place

Nov 04, 2018

Passage: Mark 15:1-20

Preacher: Tim Akin

Series: Follow Me: The Gospel According to Mark


Main Idea: Jesus suffered in my place! 

Mark 10:45: The Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve and to give His life as a ransom for many.

Jesus In My Place Means: 

  1. I am no longer guilty (Mark 15:1-5).
  • John 18:36: My kingdom is not of this world.

  1. I will not be punished (Mark 15:6-15).
  • John 18:38, “I find no fault in this man.”
  • Matthew 27:19, “Have nothing to do with this righteous man, for I have suffered much because of him today in a dream.”
  • Sinclair Ferguson: “without knowing it, the religious leaders and Pilate and Barabbas were all part of a tapestry of grace which God was weaving for sinners. Their actions spoke louder than their words, louder than the cries of the crowds for Jesus’ blood. Jesus was not dying for his own crimes, but for the crimes of others; not for his own sins but the sins of others. He did not die for himself, he died for us!”


  1. I will not be ashamed (Mark 15:16-20).
  • William Lane: “A Roman scourging was a terrifying punishment. The delinquent was stripped, bound to a post or a pillar, or sometimes simply thrown to [the] ground, and was beaten by a number of guards until his flesh hung in bleeding shreds. The instrument indicated by the Marcan text, the dreaded flagellum, was a scourge consisting of leather thongs plaited with several pieces of bone or lead so as to form a chain. No maximum number of strokes was prescribed by Roman law, and men condemned to flagellation frequently collapsed and died from the flogging. Josephus records that he himself had some of his opponents in Galilee scourged until their entrails were visible while the procurator Albinus had the prophet Jesus bar Hanan scourged until his bones lay visible.”
  • Galatians 3:13: “Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us – for it is written, “cursed is everyone who is hanged on a tree.”