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Luke 23:21 “…Crucify him, crucify him!”

 Looking over our list of ‘significant items of holy week’ has been an eye opening, if not gut-wrenching experience, has it not?

We saw figs and thieves, palm branches and donkeys. Then we saw oils and boxes, coins and bread. Most of the items are just everyday things, in the everyday life of any person – both then, and now. Completing our list are two last items, which I believe, are the most important of all. The Cross of Christ, and famous last words.

Our submission for today is simple. It’s about Jesus, and I’m borrowing the title of my pastor’s sermon this past week; ‘Famous Last Words’.

In the history of significant world-changing events, nothing compares to what took place with the birth, life, and death of a man from Galilee. No other person in history has affected every person on earth; period. You don’t have to believe He’s God when you look at your calendar each day. However, you should know the history of how we keep track of time changed with His birth.

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January 1 — He Finished All Things. We begin the year by reading about the end of Jesus’ life on earth. John 19:30 simply says; “It is finished”. (more…)

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Luke 23:21 “…Crucify him, crucify him!”

 Looking over our list of ‘significant items of holy week’ has been an eye opening, if not gut-wrenching experience, has it not?

We saw figs and thieves, palm branches and donkeys. Then we saw oils and boxes, coins and bread. Most of the items are just everyday things, in the everyday life of any person – both then, and now. Completing our list are two last items, which I believe, are the most important of all. The Cross of Christ, and famous last words.

Our submission for today is simple. It’s about Jesus, and I’m borrowing the title of my pastor’s sermon this past week; ‘Famous Last Words’.

In the history of significant world-changing events, nothing compares to what took place with the birth, life, and death of a man from Galilee. No other person in history has affected every person on earth; period. You don’t have to believe He’s God when you look at your calendar each day. However, you should know the history of how we keep track of time changed with His birth.

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Witnessing Tip of the Day March2March 25 – Blowing of the Shofars. Psalm 81:3; “Blow up the trumpet in the new moon, in the time appointed, on our solemn feast day.”

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December 21 – Mark 15:17& Exodus 26:31; “And they clothed him with purple, and platted a crown of thorns, and put it about his head. – “And thou shalt make a veil of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen of cunning work: with cherubims shall it be made.”

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January 1– We begin the year by reading about the end of Jesus’ life on earth.  John 19:30 simply says; “It is finished”.

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December 21 – Mark 15:17 & Exodus 26:31; “And they clothed him with purple, and platted a crown of thorns, and put it about his head. – “And thou shalt make a veil of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen of cunning work: with cherubims shall it be made.”

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Today we have a  hodgepodge of items to share with the Mormon in your life.

Josephus reported the inner veil which was rent in two was four inches thick and horses that were tied to each side couldn’t pull it apart.  The veil represented many things but two of them are; the body of Christ being torn and broken; and its color of purple which signified royalty.    

Sadly,  the Jews kept offering sacrifices in the temple for another 40 years after the crucifixion.  Ask the Mormon what he knows about the veil and the crucifixion.  Ask him if he knows that we now have direct access to God and how radical of an idea this must have been to the Israelites at that time!  Now while the Mormon “scripture” that is quoted here today isn’t about the veil, ask them what it means when the Bible said, “Jesus knew that all things were accomplished” and “It is finished”.  This is from the Joseph Smith Translation of the Bible so they can’t use the excuse that it wasn’t translated correctly, right?

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“After this, Jesus knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the scripture might be fulfilled, saith, I thirst.  Now there was a vessel full of vinegar, mingled with gall, and they filled a sponge with it, and put upon hyssop, and put to his mouth.  When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished; and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost.”  JST John 19:28.

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