One of the bizarre aspects from the era of the Civil War and American slavery has to do with the response to the Emancipation Proclamation by many who were slaves. President Lincoln declared these people to be free, and countless lives were given in battle to secure their freedom. But for many, the freedom given to them did not make sense, and they continued living in the exact same way they had lived before they were declared to be free. Our study of Mark has brought us to the climactic point in the story, the crucifixion of Jesus. This cruel mode of execution was invented by the Persians and perfected by the Romans, and was the cruelest way we have ever devised to take a life. As Jesus hangs in agony, he cries out to His Father, and then gives his life away, paying ransom to redeem us from our slavery. This is the beautiful message of the cross, that those who have given their lives to Jesus have been granted true freedom, we have been delivered. Oh the wonder and power of the cross!
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Genesis Kids provides programming for children from birth through fifth grade. Casual dress is the norm.