Monthly Archives: December 2015

cycles

HINTS OF FOREVER Ecclesiastes 1:5-8 5 The sun rises, and the sun goes down, and hurries to the place where it rises. 6 The wind blows to the south and goes around to the north; around and around goes the … Continue reading

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absolutely impermanent

WHAT DRIVES YOU? Ecclesiastes 1:1-4 1 Words from a collector, a son of David, king in Jerusalem. 2 “Absolutely impermanent,” the collector says, “absolutely impermanent, everything is impermanent.” 3 What does a man get for doing all his hard work … Continue reading

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the real last words

LOOK AT THE TOMB, GO TO GALILEE Mark 16:1-8 1 When the Sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene and James’ Mary and Salome bought aromatic spices,[a] so that they might go and anoint him. 2 And very early on the first … Continue reading

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take the corpse

DO YOU DARE TELL ALL ABOUT JESUS? Mark 15:42-47 42 And the change to evening had already happened. Since it was the day of Preparation, that is, the day before the Sabbath, 43 Joseph of Arimathea, a prominent member of … Continue reading

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the women who stayed

WHERE WILL YOU BE TOMORROW? Mark 15:40-41 40 There were also women watching it from a distance, among them were Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James (the younger one) and of Joses, and Salome. 41 When he had … Continue reading

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really the Son of God

WHO DO YOU SEE ON THAT CROSS? Mark 15:37-39 37 Then Jesus let out a loud cry and breathed his last. 38 And the curtain of the temple was torn in two, from top to bottom. 39 And after the … Continue reading

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last miracle

HOW WILL YOU DIE? Mark 15:34-36 34 Then at the ninth hour Jesus cried in a loud voice, “Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?”[1] which means, “My God, my God, why have you given up on me?”[2] 35 And some of the … Continue reading

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three hours of darkness

WHAT HAPPENED TO THE LIGHT? Mark 15:31-33 31 And in the same way even the chief priests with the scribes mocked him to one another, saying, “He delivered others; he cannot deliver himself. 32 Let the Christ, the King of … Continue reading

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those who passed by

WHO’S MINISTERING AMONG THE DECEIVED? Mark 15:26-30 26 And the epigraph giving the reason for his crucifixion read, “The King of the Jews.” 27 And along with him they crucified two robbers, one at his right and one at his … Continue reading

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unforgettable visit

WHAT WOULD IT TAKE? Mark 15:21-25 21 And they forced a passer-by, Simon of Cyrene, who was coming in from the country, the father of Alexander and Rufus, to carry his cross. 22 And they brought him to the place … Continue reading

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