At-Home Bible Study

This page contains an interactive Bible study that you can do at home.  These Bible studies are changed each week, and they coordinate with the Bible lessons taught in Morningside's Sunday School each Sunday.

The At-Home Bible Study is easy to use.  Simply print this page, get your Bible and a pen or pencil, and begin learning.  If your Bible isn’t handy, click on the verse references to read the Bible verses on your computer screen.  The studies are interactive, so you will be asked to read specific scripture verses and answer questions.  You'll be amazed how much you will learn from God's Word, the Bible.

Bookmark this page and come back each week to study the Bible in your own home.  To further your Bible learning, come to Sunday School at Morningside Baptist Church each Sunday at 8:45 a.m.

Introduction Map This Quarter's Lessons

May 31, 2015

Mark 15 - 16

Dead. Buried. Alive Again!




Harry Houdini (1874-1926) was the world’s most famous escape artist.  He escaped from police handcuffs, jail cells, strait jackets, shackles, packing crates, and even tanks filled with water.  It seemed that nothing could hold the great Houdini.  In fact, there was only one thing from which he never escaped – death.  Houdini died of a ruptured appendix in 1926 and he never came back.

The Bible tells us in 1 Corinthians 15:3-4, “For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures.” 

Jesus repeatedly told His disciples that He would be betrayed, killed, and then rise again.  We have come to the end of our study of the Gospel of Mark.  This lesson is about the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

The Jews took Jesus to Pilate.  He knew Jesus was innocent so he made the people choose between freeing Jesus or Barabbas.  They chose Barabbas.  The Roman soldiers nailed Jesus to a cross.

Mark 15:24

What did they do with Jesus’ clothes?


Mark 15:25

The “third hour” was 9:00 a.m.


Mark 15:26

The Romans wanted everyone to know the crime for which criminals were executed.  What did the sign over Jesus’ head say?


Mark 15:27

Who was crucified alongside Jesus?


Mark 15:28

Why (see Isa. 53:12)?


Mark 15:29-32

What did the people and priests do?


Mark 15:33

What happened from 12:00 Noon to 3:00 p.m.?


Mark 15:34

What did Jesus say (see Ps. 22:1)?


Mark 15:37-38

What happened when Jesus died?


Mark 15:39

What did the centurion say?


Mark 15:40-41

Who saw Jesus die on the cross?


Jesus Christ died on the cross.

Mark 15:42

At sundown the Sabbath restrictions on work began.


Mark 15:43

What did Joseph of Arimathaea ask for?


Mark 15:46

What did he do with Jesus’ body?


Mark 15:47

Who saw where the body was laid?


Jesus Christ was buried.  Because they had to get the body in the tomb before sundown they couldn’t complete the customary burial rituals.  The women would have to come back after the Sabbath. 

Mark 16:1

What did the women bring with them?


Mark 16:2

When did they go to the tomb?


Mark 16:3

What did they wonder?


Mark 16:4

What did they discover?


Mark 16:5

They went into the tomb.  Who did they find there?


Mark 16:6

“And he saith unto them, Be not affrighted: Ye seek _________ of Nazareth, which was ____________: he is _________; he is not ________: behold the place where they laid him.”


Mark 16:7

What did the angel tell them to do?


Mark 16:9

Who saw Jesus after He arose from the dead?


Mark 16:12

Who else saw Him?


Mark 16:14

Who else saw Him alive again?


Jesus Christ rose again from the dead.  He was seen alive by many people (1 Cor. 15:5-7) over a period of forty days (Acts 1:3).  He told His followers to spread the Good News of the Gospel all over the world, and then He ascended back to heaven.

Concluding Thoughts: Jesus Christ died and was buried.  That is not unusual.  The same could be said of billions of other people; but one thing makes Jesus’ death and burial different – He rose again from the dead the third day.  He promised to do that and He did exactly as He promised.  Harry Houdini, the world’s greatest escape artist, couldn’t do that – but Jesus Christ did.

We should follow Jesus Christ because He has overcome death.  Nobody else has ever done that, nor will they.  Jesus Christ is the only one who has power to overcome the grave.

If you ever feel discouraged about the wickedness of the world or circumstances in your personal life remember this – our Lord has power to overcome death and the grave.  Since He has that kind of strength, don’t you think He has sufficient power to deal with your problems? 

Take your problems to the Lord Jesus right now.  Tell Him all about them and how much they concern you.  He cares about you and He has the power to make a difference.


Project: Review the main truths of the 14 lessons in this book.  Be sure to pick up a Sunday School Member Quarterly for the new quarter so you can begin the Daily Bible Readings on Monday. 

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