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Our Price Part 2

Ponder: “From that time Jesus began to show His disciples that He must go to Jerusalem, and suffer many
things from the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised up on the third day”

(Matthew 16:21).

Jesus was paraded through Jerusalem to the place of execution outside the city. At Calvary the cross
would have been laid flat. Jesus then was stripped naked. His arms stretched out and spikes hammered
through His palms. His feet would have been placed one over the other and a spike driven through them
with His knees slightly bent. The cross would have been roughly lifted up and dropped into a hole.


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Old Timers Are Welcome

Today’s Scripture: 2 Corinthians 5:17 – “Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come.”
 
Old timers are welcome. What was once a place for the 20-somethings to post mundane things of the present has become a meeting place for reminiscing. It is called Facebook. Someone can post a picture of some relic from the past and then invite people to “like” it if they can identify the object. It could be anything from a church key to a key that opened a can of spam to a roller skate key to a crown cork.

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Are You A Werf?

Ponder: Being a religious fanatic.
Scripture: “For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words, of him the Son of Man will be ashamed when He comes in His own glory . . .” (Luke 9:26 NKJV)
I remember a lapel button that read: “I’m a Werf!” That was supposed to prompt people to ask, “What’s a werf?” The wearer would then explain that werf stands for “Wide-Eyed Religious Fanatic.” Supposedly, this opened the door for a discussion of the Bible. This was eons ago. I doubt that the whole scheme really worked all that well.

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