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Mark shows us in this passage that FEAR WILL KEEP US DISTANT from God, but Jesus’ DEVOTION WILL MAKE US FEARLESS to draw near to Him. It’s God love for us in Christ that cast out all fear. Fear has to do with punishment, and God took care of our punishment on the One who didn’t deserve to be punished; His Son, Jesus Christ. Now we no longer fear, but draw near to God and to others without fear because of the love of Christ.

TEXT: Mark 15:40-16:8