Mark 16:14-18 King James Version (KJV) 14 Afterward he appeared unto the eleven as they sat at meat, and upbraided them with their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they believed not them which had seen him after he was risen. It was a wise providence that the proofs of Christ's resurrection were given gradually, and admitted cautiously, that the assurance with which the apostles preached this doctrine afterwards might the more satisfy. 15 And He said to them, “ Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation. 4. Jesus’ rising from the dead and the reactions that He received from the people who knew and saw Him. Afterward he appeared to the eleven as they sat at meat, and upbraided them with their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they believed not them which had seen him after he was risen. The men ran with all the haste they could to the disciples; but disquieting fears often hinder us from doing that service to Christ and to the souls of men, which, if faith and the joy of faith were strong, we might do. Mark 16:14 tells of Jesus’ appearance to the eleven, dealt with in more detail at Luke 24:36-48. Browse Sermons on Mark 16:14-18. Commentary on Mark 16:14-18 (Read Mark 16:14-18) The evidences of the truth of the gospel are so full, that those who receive it not, may justly be upbraided with their unbelief. Peter is particularly named, Tell Peter; it will be most welcome to him, for he is in sorrow for sin. When we put ourselves to trouble and expense, from love to Christ, we shall be accepted, though our endeavours are not successful. The signs mentioned in Mark 16:17-18, with the exception of drinking deadly substances, appear to be derived from various stories in the book of Acts. Doubtless this is a solemn declaration of that true faith which receives Christ in all his characters and offices, and for all the purposes of salvation, and which produces its right effect on the heart and life; not a mere assent, which is a dead faith, and cannot profit. 15 And he said to them, “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation. And those who are carried by holy zeal, to seek Christ diligently, will find the difficulties in their way speedily vanish. It is the final chapter of the gospel of Mark and therefore summarizes the entire book of Mark. Never were people more difficult to be convinced of anything than they were of that fact. 1. Observe what power the apostles should be endued with, for confirming the doctrine they were to preach. 15 He said to them, "Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation. 5. Mark 16:15 is a brief summary of the Great Commission, found in Matthew 28:19-20. He was crucified, but he is glorified. It is a later summary which replaces the ending which either Mark did not live to write or which at some time went astray. Concerning this appearance of Christ, see notes on Luke 24:36-43, where it is related at large. The respect others show to Christ, should not hinder us from showing our respect. After the Lord had spoken he went up into heaven. A sight of Christ will be very welcome to a true penitent, and a true penitent is very welcome to a sight of Christ. Not found elsewhere in Mark. Though the doctrine they preached was spiritual and heavenly, and directly contrary to the spirit and temper of the world; though it met with much opposition, and was wholly destitute of all worldly supports and advantages; yet in a few years the sound went forth unto the ends of the earth. 14 Afterward He appeared to the eleven themselves as they were reclining at the table; and He reproached them for their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they had not believed those who had seen Him after He had risen. Our blessed Lord renewed his choice of the eleven as his apostles, and commissioned them to go into all the world, to preach his gospel to every creature. Mark 15 Chapter 16 In this chapter, we have a short account of the resurrection and ascension of the Lord Jesus: and the joys and triumphs which it furnished all believers with, will be very acceptable to those who sympathised and suffered with Christ in the foregoing chapters. Only he that is a true Christian shall be saved through Christ. Irenaus in Against Heresies quoted Mark 16:13 and remarked on it (a.d. 180). These were miracles to confirm the truth of the gospel, and means of spreading the gospel among nations that had not heard it. Now he is glorified with the glory he had before the world. Therefore while Christ comforts his people, he often sees it needful to rebuke and correct them for hardness of heart in distrusting his promise, as well as in not obeying his holy precepts. It may be added that it was impossible that eleven men of good natural understanding should have been deceived in so plain a case. This is a most important circumstance in the history of our Lord's resurrection. (1-5) The women discover an empty tomb and a special messenger. 15 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. because they believed not them which had seen him after he was risen; as Mary Magdalene, and the other women, and Cleophas, and the other disciple that was with him, who were eyewitnesses that he was risen from the dead; and such as might have been depended on. (1-8) Christ appears to Mary Magdalene and other disciples. Better news cannot be brought to disciples in tears, than to tell them of Christ's resurrection. The evidences of the truth of the gospel are so full, that those who receive it not, may justly be upbraided with their unbelief. 14 Afterward he appeared to the eleven themselves as they were reclining at table, and he rebuked them for their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they had not believed those who saw him after he had risen. - Papias refers to Mark 16:18. Thus seasonable comforts will be sent to those that lament after the Lord Jesus. Christ's resurrection made known the women. Find Top Church Sermons, Illustrations, and Preaching Slides on Mark 16:14-18. This was done because, after all the evidence they had had of his resurrection, still they did not believe. Mark 16:14-18 English Standard Version (ESV) The Great Commission. Mark 16:14-18 New American Standard Bible (NASB) The Disciples Commissioned. As they sat at meat - The word meat here means food, or meals. © 2020 Christianity.com. While Paul, in Acts 28:3-6 was not harmed when bitten by a poisonous snake, that passage cannot be used as an authority, to change the meaning of the figures of speech in Mark 16:18. Sitting is a posture of rest, he had finished his work; and a posture of rule, he took possession of his kingdom. 14 Later Jesus appeared to the Eleven as they were eating; he rebuked them for their lack of faith and their stubborn refusal to believe those who had seen him after he had risen. He wrote around A.D. 100 - Justin Martyr's first Apology quotes Mark 16:20 (A.D. 151) - Irenaus in Against Heresies quotes Mark 16:13 and remarks on it (A.D. 180) - Hippolytus in Peri Charismaton quotes Mark 16:18 and 19. (19,20). The commission of Christ's ministers extends to every creature throughout the world, and the declarations of the gospel contain not only truths, encouragements, and precepts, but also most awful warnings. Now when the Sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices, that they might come and anoint Him.Very early in the morning, on the first day of the week, they came to the tomb when the sun had risen. For Mark adds, and therefore he does not speak of the appearance on the mountain of Galilee, which He Himself touches on most briefly, in, Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers. And we should study to comfort disciples that are mourners, by telling them whatever we have seen of Christ. Mark 16:14. Most likely, this was added in the form of a footnote, or addendum, which was mistakenly absorbed into the text itself by a later scribe. as they sat at meat; or "sat together"; being assembled together, and the doors shut fast for fear of the Jews, John 20:19, and so the Arabic renders it, "while they were gathered together"; and the Persic version, "who being gathered together were sitting": nor does the word necessarily signify sitting at meat; nor is it very likely that they should be eating so late at night; though it is probable they had been eating, as seems from Luke 24:41; and upbraided them with their unbelief, and hardness of heart: not but that their hearts were very contrite for their sinful carriage to Christ; and very much humbled they were under the present dispensation: their hearts were much affected, and they were filled with sorrow and trouble for the loss of Christ; but in this point their unbelief increased by their fears, and so much prevailed, that all that were said by one, and another, made no impression on them: and a great aggravation of their incredulity, and a reason of Christ's upbraiding them in this manner were.