Episodes 4 and 5 of Obi-wan Kenobi are out and we have a special guest to talk about them! Join us as we discuss how Star Wars is like poetry, and how the latest episodes of the show rhyme with the rest of the continuity. This was a fun one!If you enjoyed, please leave us a like and/or review! If you have any questions or thoughts send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Welcome back to another jam-packed issue of Smoke & Mirrors! Rob, Dave & Triz (The Oues) have scoured the web for all the movie news so you don't have to!Stick around as we break down:Streaming News- Peter Capaldi and Cush Jumbo starrer "Criminal Record"- Netflix developing a "Believer" sequelFilm News- Ezra Miller getting dropped after The Flash releases?- Mortal Kombat sequel developed with audience feedback in mind- First Furiosa details!Movie Trailers- Stranger Things S4, Pt. 2 - July 1- Lego Star Wars: Summer Vacation - August 5- Smile - September 30- They/Them - August 5- Five Days at Memorial - August 12- The Longest Night - July 8Entertainment News- Netflix's "The Chosen One" left in tragedy- Paul Haggis arrested for sexual assaultOur Thoughts on:- Obi-Wan Finale- Elvis
Charity Golf season is coming up quick. We hit the Golf Course to get the game right. We recap the Chosen One's surprise birthday celly at El Torito. Are we the greatest shuffle board players in the city? Thunder and Lightning stole the show in Long Beach. What's the scariest natural disaster? Tony Hawk donates $15k to Silverado Skatepark in Long Beach. We're starting a GoFundMe for all LBUSD High Schools. Long Beach unveils a new floating playground at Alamitos Beach and should the Aquarium be worried? Shaquille O'Neal is hosting Shaqtober Fest at the Queen Mary. 908 Athlete of the Week: Matt Duffy of the Anaheim Angels. All Aboard the SYS Bandwagon: http://www.patreon.com/908ShootYourShot
Let's be honest here. Anakin Skywalker? Wizard Podracer. Clone Wars Hero. Secret husband. Jedi not-Master. Betrayer of the Republic. Slayer of younglings. He's never quite worked, has he? Oh, we love him on the Clone Wars, and he's making a little mini-comeback on Disney+, but we have to call a spade a spade: Anakin Skywalker is a little bit of a dud. We gab about that for a few minutes before getting into Mike Chen's new Obi-Wan/Anakin novel, Brotherhood. Will it attempt to solve Star Wars' Anakin problem? Will Chen be able to finally make the Chosen One make sense? We'll find out on the new episode of Execute Chapter 66. The Skywalker saga may be over, but there are enough books to keep Star Wars fans satisfied for years to come. Chad, Ryan, and Beth have started a series to keep you up to date on all the action. Join our book club as we run down the best that canon, legends, and comics have to offer. Music by Lester Dragstredt of http://www.themysterymenofsurf.com/ (The Mystery Men?) https://www.facebook.com/ExecuteChapter66 (Facebook)
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The State of Star Wars: Spring 2022 edition is here where we discuss the state of the franchise as it currently stands today. We discuss the post-Star Wars Celebration vibe, Obi-Wan Kenobi, video games, and missing the theatrical big budget Star Wars movie experience. We also bring back our newest segment The Chosen One where we each bring something to the table about Star Wars to briefly chat about. The Resistance base is open to all, so please spread the word about our Star Wars podcast and join us! Please make sure to subscribe free to the show on your preferred platform!
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Support the show and download Honey now for free at https://www.joinhoney.com/JRWI The Riptide Pirates learn more of the followers of the Sun goddess, and more truths of The Chosen One's prophecy. Welcome to JRWEEK 2! Hope you all enjoy the next few episodes of us in person on our pirate set! We're only able to do Just Roll With IT week in person thanks to our Patrons! Support the show & help us obtain cool goals: https://www.patreon.com/JustRollWithIt
Revisionist history in the age of pharaohs. King Horemheb (“Horus in Celebration”) came to power in unusual circumstances. To justify his rule, the new pharaoh set about “retelling” his origins. In a lengthy story, Horemheb cast himself as one chosen by the gods, and destined to rule…Episode details:Date: c. 1330 BCE.Intro Music & Interludes: Luke Chaos.Intro Music & Interludes: Keith Zizza.Outro Music: Bettina Joy de Guzman.Read "The Reign of Horemheb," PhD Thesis by K.M. Bryson at Johns Hopkins University.Logo image: Horemheb and Horus, in the King's tomb (KV57).Booklet: No booklet for this episode, as it describes text only.References:K. M. Bryson, ‘The Reign of Horemheb: History, Historiography, and the Dawn of the Ramesside Era', Unpublished PhD. Thesis, Johns Hopkins University (2018). Online.A. Gardiner, ‘The Coronation of King Ḥaremḥab', The Journal of Egyptian Archaeology 39 (1953), 13–31.W. J. Murnane, Texts from the Amarna Period in Egypt (Atlanta, 1995). See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Trinity Sunday First Psalm: Psalms 146–147 Psalms 146–147 (Listen) Put Not Your Trust in Princes 146 Praise the LORD! Praise the LORD, O my soul!2 I will praise the LORD as long as I live; I will sing praises to my God while I have my being. 3 Put not your trust in princes, in a son of man, in whom there is no salvation.4 When his breath departs, he returns to the earth; on that very day his plans perish. 5 Blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the LORD his God,6 who made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, who keeps faith forever;7 who executes justice for the oppressed, who gives food to the hungry. The LORD sets the prisoners free;8 the LORD opens the eyes of the blind. The LORD lifts up those who are bowed down; the LORD loves the righteous.9 The LORD watches over the sojourners; he upholds the widow and the fatherless, but the way of the wicked he brings to ruin. 10 The LORD will reign forever, your God, O Zion, to all generations. Praise the LORD! He Heals the Brokenhearted 147 Praise the LORD! For it is good to sing praises to our God; for it is pleasant,1 and a song of praise is fitting.2 The LORD builds up Jerusalem; he gathers the outcasts of Israel.3 He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.4 He determines the number of the stars; he gives to all of them their names.5 Great is our Lord, and abundant in power; his understanding is beyond measure.6 The LORD lifts up the humble;2 he casts the wicked to the ground. 7 Sing to the LORD with thanksgiving; make melody to our God on the lyre!8 He covers the heavens with clouds; he prepares rain for the earth; he makes grass grow on the hills.9 He gives to the beasts their food, and to the young ravens that cry.10 His delight is not in the strength of the horse, nor his pleasure in the legs of a man,11 but the LORD takes pleasure in those who fear him, in those who hope in his steadfast love. 12 Praise the LORD, O Jerusalem! Praise your God, O Zion!13 For he strengthens the bars of your gates; he blesses your children within you.14 He makes peace in your borders; he fills you with the finest of the wheat.15 He sends out his command to the earth; his word runs swiftly.16 He gives snow like wool; he scatters frost like ashes.17 He hurls down his crystals of ice like crumbs; who can stand before his cold?18 He sends out his word, and melts them; he makes his wind blow and the waters flow.19 He declares his word to Jacob, his statutes and rules3 to Israel.20 He has not dealt thus with any other nation; they do not know his rules.4 Praise the LORD! Footnotes  147:1 Or for he is beautiful  147:6 Or afflicted  147:19 Or and just decrees  147:20 Or his just decrees (ESV) Second Psalm: Psalms 111–113 Psalms 111–113 (Listen) Great Are the Lord's Works 111 1 Praise the LORD! I will give thanks to the LORD with my whole heart, in the company of the upright, in the congregation.2 Great are the works of the LORD, studied by all who delight in them.3 Full of splendor and majesty is his work, and his righteousness endures forever.4 He has caused his wondrous works to be remembered; the LORD is gracious and merciful.5 He provides food for those who fear him; he remembers his covenant forever.6 He has shown his people the power of his works, in giving them the inheritance of the nations.7 The works of his hands are faithful and just; all his precepts are trustworthy;8 they are established forever and ever, to be performed with faithfulness and uprightness.9 He sent redemption to his people; he has commanded his covenant forever. Holy and awesome is his name!10 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; all those who practice it have a good understanding. His praise endures forever! The Righteous Will Never Be Moved 112 2 Praise the LORD! Blessed is the man who fears the LORD, who greatly delights in his commandments!2 His offspring will be mighty in the land; the generation of the upright will be blessed.3 Wealth and riches are in his house, and his righteousness endures forever.4 Light dawns in the darkness for the upright; he is gracious, merciful, and righteous.5 It is well with the man who deals generously and lends; who conducts his affairs with justice.6 For the righteous will never be moved; he will be remembered forever.7 He is not afraid of bad news; his heart is firm, trusting in the LORD.8 His heart is steady;3 he will not be afraid, until he looks in triumph on his adversaries.9 He has distributed freely; he has given to the poor; his righteousness endures forever; his horn is exalted in honor.10 The wicked man sees it and is angry; he gnashes his teeth and melts away; the desire of the wicked will perish! Who Is like the Lord Our God? 113 Praise the LORD! Praise, O servants of the LORD, praise the name of the LORD! 2 Blessed be the name of the LORD from this time forth and forevermore!3 From the rising of the sun to its setting, the name of the LORD is to be praised! 4 The LORD is high above all nations, and his glory above the heavens!5 Who is like the LORD our God, who is seated on high,6 who looks far down on the heavens and the earth?7 He raises the poor from the dust and lifts the needy from the ash heap,8 to make them sit with princes, with the princes of his people.9 He gives the barren woman a home, making her the joyous mother of children. Praise the LORD! Footnotes  111:1 This psalm is an acrostic poem, each line beginning with the successive letters of the Hebrew alphabet  112:1 This psalm is an acrostic poem, each line beginning with the successive letters of the Hebrew alphabet  112:8 Or established (compare 111:8) (ESV) Old Testament: Job 38:1–11; Job 42:1–5 Job 38:1–11 (Listen) The Lord Answers Job 38 Then the LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind and said: 2 “Who is this that darkens counsel by words without knowledge?3 Dress for action1 like a man; I will question you, and you make it known to me. 4 “Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth? Tell me, if you have understanding.5 Who determined its measurements—surely you know! Or who stretched the line upon it?6 On what were its bases sunk, or who laid its cornerstone,7 when the morning stars sang together and all the sons of God shouted for joy? 8 “Or who shut in the sea with doors when it burst out from the womb,9 when I made clouds its garment and thick darkness its swaddling band,10 and prescribed limits for it and set bars and doors,11 and said, ‘Thus far shall you come, and no farther, and here shall your proud waves be stayed'? Footnotes  38:3 Hebrew Gird up your loins (ESV) Job 42:1–5 (Listen) Job's Confession and Repentance 42 Then Job answered the LORD and said: 2 “I know that you can do all things, and that no purpose of yours can be thwarted.3 ‘Who is this that hides counsel without knowledge?' Therefore I have uttered what I did not understand, things too wonderful for me, which I did not know.4 ‘Hear, and I will speak; I will question you, and you make it known to me.'5 I had heard of you by the hearing of the ear, but now my eye sees you; (ESV) New Testament: Revelation 19:4–16 Revelation 19:4–16 (Listen) 4 And the twenty-four elders and the four living creatures fell down and worshiped God who was seated on the throne, saying, “Amen. Hallelujah!” 5 And from the throne came a voice saying, “Praise our God, all you his servants, you who fear him, small and great.” The Marriage Supper of the Lamb 6 Then I heard what seemed to be the voice of a great multitude, like the roar of many waters and like the sound of mighty peals of thunder, crying out, “Hallelujah! For the Lord our God the Almighty reigns.7 Let us rejoice and exult and give him the glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and his Bride has made herself ready;8 it was granted her to clothe herself with fine linen, bright and pure”— for the fine linen is the righteous deeds of the saints. 9 And the angel said1 to me, “Write this: Blessed are those who are invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb.” And he said to me, “These are the true words of God.” 10 Then I fell down at his feet to worship him, but he said to me, “You must not do that! I am a fellow servant with you and your brothers who hold to the testimony of Jesus. Worship God.” For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy. The Rider on a White Horse 11 Then I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse! The one sitting on it is called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he judges and makes war. 12 His eyes are like a flame of fire, and on his head are many diadems, and he has a name written that no one knows but himself. 13 He is clothed in a robe dipped in2 blood, and the name by which he is called is The Word of God. 14 And the armies of heaven, arrayed in fine linen, white and pure, were following him on white horses. 15 From his mouth comes a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations, and he will rule3 them with a rod of iron. He will tread the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God the Almighty. 16 On his robe and on his thigh he has a name written, King of kings and Lord of lords. Footnotes  19:9 Greek he said  19:13 Some manuscripts sprinkled with  19:15 Greek shepherd (ESV) Gospel: John 1:29–34 John 1:29–34 (Listen) Behold, the Lamb of God 29 The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world! 30 This is he of whom I said, ‘After me comes a man who ranks before me, because he was before me.' 31 I myself did not know him, but for this purpose I came baptizing with water, that he might be revealed to Israel.” 32 And John bore witness: “I saw the Spirit descend from heaven like a dove, and it remained on him. 33 I myself did not know him, but he who sent me to baptize with water said to me, ‘He on whom you see the Spirit descend and remain, this is he who baptizes with the Holy Spirit.' 34 And I have seen and have borne witness that this is the Son1 of God.” Footnotes  1:34 Some manuscripts the Chosen One (ESV)
Welcome to the kingdom of Foretold - a mystical Frontierland governed by seers and prophets - where the only law of the land is what is written in the stars. Years ago, a prophecy was made, describing the Chosen One - a hero who would defeat a great evil and bring about the golden age of the kingdom. There have been rumblings that the great evil has been approaching and it's time to find the Chosen One. Four angsty teenagers have been rounded up from all over Foretold, which of them will be the Chosen One who fulfills the prophecy and defeats the great evil? That's not for me to say, but I bet if you stick around long enough you just might find out. This is The Good, The Bad, and The Chosen! Featuring:Ross Magnant as Gyle LonghatAnna O'Dea as Jayce ObsidianZephry Wright as Gideon MarshBianca Carrasco as Penny Woodfarthing-Tori Dowd as your trusty Dungeon MasterAri Goldberg as the lovely and talented sound person Sound design and editing by Mike Crockett of Crackpot Podcast Production.Production Assistance by Ed McCabeLogo design by Ari GoldbergTheme song composed by Jake BabineauRecorded at Improv Asylum in Boston MassachusettsA part of the Asylum Podcast Network
The boys talk Revenge of the Sith, the new Obi-Wan Kenobi show, and more as they ponder whether the Star Wars prequels would be better if there were just less of them. This fan edit that puts all three into one 3-hour film! Watch it here: https://vimeo.com/390078161https://vimeo.com/390078161 Check out Storyblocks and their Unlimited All Access Plan at: https://www.storyblocks.com/TJM The next episode will be: RRR Twitter: https://twitter.com/TJMpod Email: email@example.com
Welcome to the kingdom of Foretold - a mystical frontierland governed by seers and prophets - where the only law of the land is what is written in the stars. Years ago, a prophecy was made, describing the Chosen One - a hero who would defeat a great evil and bring about the golden age of the kingdom. Sounds simple enough, but unfortunately, after looking far and wide, the seers have concluded that there are four people who fit all the criteria set out in the prophecy, and all of whom have equal claim to be the chosen one... Featuring:Ross Magnant as Gyle LonghatAnna O'Dea as Jayce ObsidianZephry Wright as Gideon MarshBianca Carrasco as Penny Woodfarthing-Tori Dowd as Dungeon MasterAri Goldberg as the lovely and talented sound person Recorded at Improv AsylumA part of the Asylum Podcast NetworkSound design and editing by Mike Crockett of Crackpot Podcast Production.
The Death That Opened Paradise Luke 23:26–43 Main Point of the Sermon: Jesus's death on the cross reopened paradise for all who come to him. Introduction Never in the history of the world has there been an event as significant as the one we just read about. Jesus died on the cross for our sins. It's one of the simplest summations of the Gospel. We've heard it so many times that we can grow callous to the thought. But this week I was freshly brought to my knees in worship as I rediscovered its significance for me and you today. What does it mean for us right now? What does it say about how God feels about us today? This is the question I want to try to answer. There are three sections to this text: 1) the road of grief 2) the crucifixion 3) and the promise of paradise. I want to show you that this road of grief and the crucifixion opened paradise for all who come to Jesus. But before we dive in, let's quickly be reminded of the context. Context Last week we saw Jesus tried before the Roman court and declared “innocent” before all. Yet because of the persistence of the Jewish leaders and the weak leadership of Pilate, he was punished and then sentenced to death. We know from the other Gospel accounts and from history that Pilate's punishment was a flogging by Roman soldiers, which meant he got 39 lashes. This was a gruesome punishment. The Romans used a whip called the “cat of nine tails” in which were tied pieces of stone that would bruise and tenderize the flesh, along with sharp pieces of bone and metal that would sink deeply into the flesh and cause it to tear as they pulled the whip back to strike again. It was enough to kill some of its victims. After taking such a beating, Jesus stood before his accusers exhausted and bloody, wearing a crown of thorns, as they shouted, “Crucify him! Crucify him!” Picture the scene for a moment. Pause. Finally, Pilate gave Jesus over to their desires. The Way of Grief 26 And as they led him away, they seized one Simon of Cyrene, who was coming in from the country, and laid on him the cross, to carry it behind Jesus. Jesus traveled the Via Dolorosa, “the way of grief”. John's Gospel says that Jesus was led out, bearing his own cross (19:17), so it seems that he carried it until he could no longer. The Roman cross is estimated to have weighed somewhere between 165-300lbs depending on whether he carried the entire cross or just the cross-beam. This heavy and rough plank of wood was laid upon Jesus's fresh wounds as he made the half-mile trek out to Golgotha, where he would be crucified. Many speculate that Jesus, being weak from his flogging and blood loss, fell several times as he made the journey. Luke's account may be proof of that. He was emotionally and physically exhausted and with his body failing, the soldiers grabbed Simon of Cyrene and forced him to carry Jesus's cross. The details mentioned are significant for several reasons. Simon of Cyrene is probably mentioned by name because he would later become one of Jesus‘s followers known by many in the church. Mark 15:21 mentions that he was likely the father of two of Jesus's disciples. Luke wrote a historical account. This is proof that these things were seen and experienced by real people that at the time could have been interviewed to see if these things were so. Further, this seemingly coincidental encounter turned out to be a sign of great significance. Simon carried the cross following behind Jesus, reminding every Christian of the cross we are called to daily bear as we follow Jesus. This traumatic interruption to Simon's day was just the beginning of the rest of his life. Jesus told his disciples that following him would not be easy. It would cost them their lives (Lk 9:23). And it did. 27 And there followed him a great multitude of the people and of women who were mourning and lamenting for him. This was a great scene as many people followed behind Jesus mourning. A typical crucifixion might stir the people of Jerusalem to stop for a moment to notice the grievous moment, but it usually didn't draw this kind of crowd. Jesus, however, was the most loved and hated man in all of Israel. The text says that in the crowd were many women who were mourning and lamenting for Jesus. We don't know exactly who these women were but we learn from other Gospel accounts that contrary to most of his twelve disciples who had deserted him, some women, who were Jesus's closest disciples, family, and friends were near Jesus at the foot of the cross: Mary Magdalene,Mary the mother of James and Joses, the mother of the Sons of Zebedee and Jesus's mother among others (Mt 27:55-56; Jn 19:25). It's safe to assume that these were some of the women Luke is mentioning. But notice what Jesus says to them in response to their lamenting, 28 “Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for me, but weep for yourselves and for your children. 29 For behold, the days are coming when they will say, ‘Blessed are the barren and the wombs that never bore and the breasts that never nursed!' 30 Then they will begin to say to the mountains, ‘Fall on us,' and to the hills, ‘Cover us.' 31 For if they do these things when the wood is green, what will happen when it is dry?” Only a few of Jesus's words are recorded up to the point of his death, but what he says is very important. Here, Jesus is alluding to Zechariah 12:10: “when they [the inhabitants of Jerusalem] look on me, on him whom they have pierced, they shall mourn for him, as one mourns for an only child, and weep bitterly over him…” But Jesus turns the lament away from himself towards the people. He says, weep for yourselves and your children, not me. Why? Because of the days that are coming. Jesus prophesied in Luke 19:43 of the destruction coming on Jerusalem (c.f. 21:6, 22-24): 43 The days will come upon you when your enemies will build an embankment against you and encircle you and hem you in on every side. 44 They will dash you to the ground, you and the children within your walls. They will not leave one stone on another, because you did not recognize the time of God's coming to you.” Here again, he remarks of the horrors of that day. In that day, the barren will be the one's called blessed because they don't have to watch their children suffer. It will be so brutal that the people will long for the mountains and hills crush them and put them out of their misery. In verse 31, Jesus essentially says, if you think this moment is horrific, “when the wood is green,” that is when an innocent man is allowed to be condemned to death, consider how great the evil will be “when the wood is dry,” that is, when God allows wicked Rome's wrath to be released on Jerusalem in full force. Why should they weep for themselves? Because God's wrath would soon be poured out on them because of their rejection of his son, Jesus. Tim Keller helpfully explains: Jesus is saying…”You see me going to my death, and you don't understand that you, too, are in the same boat. You don't understand that you, too, as it were, are dead men walking. You don't understand judgment hangs over you. You don't understand someday everyone will stand before the face of the throne, and if you're not ready on that day, the mountains and the hills will fall on you.”This is Jesus talking about judgment day, looking at them and saying, “Until you weep for yourselves, you can't weep for me right. Until you understand what's wrong with you, until you understand your own danger, until you understand you're under sentence and you're under condemnation and that every person is, you don't understand what I'm really about or what I'm doing. Until you weep for yourselves, you can't weep for me properly.” Even as Jesus is bleeding out, he is grieved for his people who will die in their sins. He had come for their rescue, but so many would reject God's day of salvation. Let's keep going. Verse 32 tells us another important detail: 32 Two others, who were criminals, were led away to be put to death with him. With this detail, Luke brings to mind Isaiah 53:12, which tells of the Suffering Servant, “he was numbered with the transgressors.” Luke wants us to see that Jesus's death is fulfillment of the Scriptures and God's plan of salvation. We'll see more evidence of this as we look now at the crucifixion. The Crucifixion 33 And when they came to the place that is called The Skull [or Golgatha, a hill shaped like a skull]there they crucified him, and the criminals, one on his right and one on his left. 34 And Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.” There they crucified him. Such a simple phrase does not do justice to the horrors of this death. Crucifixion was invented by the Persians around 300 B.C. and perfected by the Romans around the time of Christ. It is quite possibly the most painful death ever invented by man and is where we get our word excruciating from. It killed its victims through suffocation, loss of body fluids, and multiple organ failure. One scientific article explains in more detail how crucifixion killed someone: Someone nailed to a crucifix with their arms stretched out on either side could expect to live for no more than 24 hours. Seven-inch nails would be driven through the wrists so that the bones there could support the body's weight. The nail would sever the median nerve, which not only caused immense pain but would have paralyzed the victim's hands. The feet were nailed to the upright part of the crucifix, so that the knees were bent at around 45 degrees. To speed death, executioners would often break the legs of their victims to give no chance of using their thigh muscles as support. It was probably unnecessary, as their strength would not have lasted more than a few minutes even if they were unharmed. Once the legs gave out, the weight would be transferred to the arms, gradually dragging the shoulders from their sockets. The elbows and wrists would follow a few minutes later; by now, the arms would be six or seven inches longer. The victim would have no choice but to bear his weight on his chest. He would immediately have trouble breathing as the weight caused the rib cage to lift up and force him into an almost perpetual state of inhalation. Suffocation would usually follow, but the relief of death could also arrive in other ways. "The resultant lack of oxygen in the blood would cause damage to tissues and blood vessels, allowing fluid to diffuse out of the blood into tissues, including the lungs and the sac around the heart," says Ward. This would make the lungs stiffer and make breathing even more difficult, and the pressure around the heart would impair its pumping. Our innocent Lord endured all this, and as he is suffering, he looks around him and says, “curse you wicked men!” No… He says, “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.” What kind of man can be mocked and beaten and killed unjustly and yet respond with blessing and prayer for his enemies? Again, this is fulfillment of Isaiah 53:12 “He makes intercession for the transgressors. When I read this plea for forgiveness this week again for the hundredth time, I stopped in utter amazement, and could not help but shout, “Who is this man? What kind of man does that? There is truly no one like Jesus.” Again, what is your instinct when others mock you or injure you. Are we not quick to retaliate and curse them? But Jesus responds with grace immeasurable. He calls out to God the Father in this moment, pleading on his murderers behalf, “forgive them.” Don't hold this against them. They don't understand what they are doing. In pleading for their forgiveness, he is asking God to release them from the penalty they deserve for these sins. These were not empty prayers he was praying. Jesus actually had authority to provide forgiveness by virtue of his sacrifice. His sacrifice made forgiveness possible. God could forgive his enemies and not require death because Jesus was dying in the place of anyone who would repent and cling to him. Were told that “they cast lots to divide his garments.” (v. 34). This is another fulfillment of a famous Messianic Scripture, Psalm 22. Verse 18 says, “They divide my clothes among them and cast lots for my garment.” They had stripped him to the point that he was either naked or barely clothed, and they played dice to see who would get his clothes, since he was about to die. Jesus hung their naked, suffering, and struggling to breathe, and the mocking continued. 35 And the people stood by, watching, but the rulers [that is the Jewish religious leaders] scoffed at him, saying, “He saved others; let him save himself, if he is the Christ of God, his Chosen One!” 36 The soldiers also mocked him, coming up and offering him sour wine 37 and saying, “If you are the King of the Jews, save yourself!” 38 There was also an inscription over him, “This is the King of the Jews.” Both the Jewish leaders and the Roman soldiers mocked Jesus by challenging his power and authority as King, which was the charge posted above him for all to see. Their words are strikingly similar to Satan's, who challenged him at the beginning of his ministry, “If you are the Son of God, then make bread... throw yourself down” One by one they mocked him, using various Messianic titles. Verse 31 says that they offered him sour wine, which was not an act of compassion but just another slap in the face. One Bible teacher says that it may have been offered on a sponge used for personal bathroom sanitation. Either way, quenching his thirst with this cheap drink was a form of mockery and would have only prolonged his suffering. They didn't know it, as we do now, but Jesus could have hit abort at any minute. He could have hit abort when Satan offered him a way out at his temptation. He could have hit abort when many tried to take his life in his short three year ministry. He could have hit abort when he was in the garden of Gethsemane. He had the authority to come down off the cross with legions of Angels at his back and slay all of his enemies. But he didn't. He stayed. He gave his life, like he says in John 10:18, “No one takes [my life] from me, but I lay it down of my own accord. I have authority to lay it down, and I have authority to take it up again.” Jesus gave his life willingly in obedience to his Father. This was all accomplishing a divine purpose bigger than anyone could understand. They thought that his death was proof that he was not the Messiah, but it was only proving that he was. Because he stayed on the cross, he could offer salvation to all who would come to him, which is what we are about to see in the promise of paradise. The Promise of Paradise 39 One of the criminals who were hanged railed at him, saying, “Are you not the Christ? Save yourself and us!” Even the criminals hanging next to him begin mocking Jesus and his identity. “Save yourself, and us too while you're at it!” 40 But the other rebuked him, saying, “Do you not fear God, since you are under the same sentence of condemnation? 41 And we indeed justly, for we are receiving the due reward of our deeds; but this man has done nothing wrong.” These verses are unique to Luke, and I'm so glad that he recorded this event. The second criminal rebukes the first, recognizing that they are about to meet their Maker, and that they were justly receiving the death sentence. On the contrary, “this man has done nothing wrong.” We don't know what this criminal knew about Jesus, but one thing became clear to the man as he watched Jesus suffer alongside him – this man was innocent. But then the criminal turns his attention to Jesus. 42 And he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.” Rather than mocking his ability to save, the criminal pleas for salvation. This request is both a confession of faith that Jesus is the King who will soon enter his kingdom and a plea for mercy before his judge. This moment is a final snapshot of the sad reality that Luke has unfolded: the first will be last and last will be first. It is the poor, the sinful – like the Prodigal Son – who recognize their need for mercy. But it is the religious who, like the Older Brother in the Prodigal story, proudly reject Jesus. 43 And he said to him, “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in paradise.” What is paradise? Our Jesus says he was going there. He was about to enter his kingdom. Contrary to what some theologians have claimed, Jesus was not headed to hell for three days, but through death, he would soon enter his glory before rising again bodily three days later. This word paradise is used in the Septuagint, the Greek translation of the Old Testament, to translate the Hebrew word for garden. It's referencing Heaven, the restored garden of Eden, where the righteous dwell with God. Jesus tells the dying criminal, “truly, today” you will be with me there. You can be confident that I will rescue you and bring you into paradise. In saying “today” you will be saved, Jesus was making a pronouncement as the judge of the living and the dead of the man's salvation. The crowds had put Jesus on trial and condemned him to death, but even as he breathes some of his last breaths Jesus shows us that he has the keys of paradise, he has authority to save and welcome repentant sinners into heaven through faith in him. Even while Jesus was dying a gruesome death, he was paving the way to heaven. Through his death he was inaugurating a new period of salvation. This is why Jesus stayed on the cross! It was for this moment that he had come. So that anyone who hopes in him like this criminal could be confident that Jesus would welcome them into paradise. Hebrews 12:2 says, “For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.” Jesus could have hit abort, but he endured because of the joy he would experience through all that it accomplished. Namely, needy sinners would be rescued and brought into his eternal kingdom. Jesus endured the cross with this picture in mind. He had a picture of himself seated on the throne next to the father, with each and every one of us, once clothed in rags of shame, transformed into his holy bride, clothed in robes of white and standing by his side. This is Good News! This is our Jesus! What kind of man weeps over others as he goes to his death? What kind of man says, “Father, forgive them,” to his enemies? What kind of king invites a wicked and guilty man into paradise? All made possible by his death! Who is this man? He is our king. He is matchless. And he is the perfect image of our God. Oh friends, if you want to know what God is like, if you want to know what he feels towards you right now, look at Jesus hanging on the cross. I know, we cannot comprehend why God would allow suffering in this world. We cannot comprehend why evil is done to us and to those we love. But how can we question our God's love and compassion when he steps into our suffering like this? The sin that wreaks havoc on the world, and in our souls, he bore on the cross. All of our sickness, our sorrows, all of our wounds, our pain, what has been done against us, and what we have done to others, he took it on himself. He absorbed it. Every sin, past and present, so that he could welcome us into paradise. How can we question our God‘s love, and if he has good intentions for us? How can we ever wonder if he cares? How could we ever wonder if he knows what ouor suffering is like? My desire today is that all of us here today would put our faith in this Jesus, who alone has the keys of paradise. I want you to confess again, or for the first time, that Jesus is your king and Lord. And I want you to be confident today, that if you do, you will surely be with Jesus in paradise when you die or when he comes again. How can a holy God welcome this wicked criminal into heaven? How can a holy God welcome you and I into heaven? It's certainly not because of a list of good you've done that outweighs the bad. No, it was simple faith in this Jesus, just like it was for the criminal. It's because of God's great love and mercy. Our Jesus willingly took our place, carrying every single sin to calvary on the road of grief. It was nailed to the cross and carried away to the grave forever. The power of sin and death is broken, so that God can declare you righteous in Christ and welcome you into his eternal paradise. Just remember, Jesus is not dead. Just as he promised, Jesus rose three days later, and was exalted to the right hand of God, proving that he has the power to do what he says. It was all according to the plan laid out in this book. Hallelujah! Let's pray  https://www.theguardian.com/science/2004/apr/08/thisweekssciencequestion  Pao, D. W., & Schnabel, E. J. (2007). Luke. In Commentary on the New Testament use of the Old Testament (p. 398). Grand Rapids, MI; Nottingham, UK: Baker Academic; Apollos.
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Essa Kah har levt som yrkeskriminell i nästan hela sitt liv. Under sin kriminella karriär grundade han det multikriminella, och ökända, gänget "Chosen One". Han var ledaren för gänget och ingen agerade utan hans tillåtelse. Han berättar bla. om tiden som kriminell, att det kunde uppstå våldsamma konflikter men att de oftast gick att lösa konflikterna genom att sätta sig ner och prata. Essa säger att många konflikter man kan se idag skulle kunna gå att lösas genom att sätta sig ned och prata, men att personerna som är involverade i dagens konflikter inte verkar vara intresserade av att lösa dem. Idag har Essa lämnat den destruktiva livsstilen och vill hjälpa andra som vill lämna det kriminella livet.
Today's Meditation is on John Chapter 1 The Word has always existed, even before the beginning. The Word was with God and the Word was God. He existed from before the beginning with God. God created everything through the Word, and nothing was created except through him. The Word gave life to everything that was created, and his life brought light to everyone. That light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it. God sent John the Baptist to tell his chosen people about the light, so that everyone might believe because of his testimony. He was a witness of the light. A messenger to speak the truth about the light. The perfect Light of Truth was coming into the world to shine upon everyone. He came into the very world he created, but the world didn't recognize him. He came to his own people, his chosen ones, but they rejected him. But to all who believe him and accept him, he gives the authority to become children of God. I have been reborn, recreated. Not with a physical birth resulting from human passion or plan, but a birth that comes from God. The Word became flesh and made his home among us. He was full of unfailing love and faithfulness. I have experienced his glory, the glory of the Father's one and only Son, overflowing with tender mercy and truth. John testified about him to the crowds. The one who was far greater and existed long before anyone or anything on earth. From his abundance, from the overflow of his fullness, I have received one gracious blessing after another -- grace heaped upon more grace. The law was given through Moses, but God's unfailing love and faithfulness came through Jesus Christ. Jesus unveiled the truth wrapped in tender mercy. No one ever before gazed upon the full splendor of God except his uniquely beloved Son, who is cherished by the Father and held close to his heart. And Jesus unfolded the full explanation of who God truly is. John was a voice shouting in the wilderness -- an urgent, thunderous voice -- crying out to everyone to clear the way and prepare their hearts for the coming of the Lord. He baptized with water, but Jesus brought complete salvation and the baptism of the Holy Spirit. When Jesus was baptized by John, the Holy Spirit descended like a dove from heaven and rested upon him. God had told John that this would be the sign of the Chosen One. Jesus is the stairway between heaven and earth. He has made a way for me to enter the Kingdom of God. He has shown me greater things. Until next time, be blessed and be a blessing. ----- Music from Uppbeat (free for Creators!): https://uppbeat.io/t/brock-hewitt-stories-in-sound/youre-holding-me License code: ZEW0JLO7UALTBTP1
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Connie Bozeman and Chief Amil encounter a floor of Severance Inc that confirms we are on another plane of existence. Cast: Overseer : Frank Guglielmelli Secretary : Rosanna Jimeno Connie Bozeman : Katelin Curtis Chief Amil : Van Riker The Unemployable : Spencer J Fredrick Main Frame : Steve Katz & Daniel French Production, Music, Foley, and Sound Design by Daniel French at Fishbonius Sound Design Transcript: CORPORATE PUNISHMENT EPISODE 8: FOURTH FLOOR – INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY Written by Steven Chisholm Characters: Overseer Secretary Connie Chief Amil Unemployable IT Tech Main Frame SOUND: SUBTLE STATIC BUILDS IN INTENSITY UNTIL ABRUPT CUTOFF. SECRETARY: (HUFF) Sorry I'm late. Jan cornered me in the breakroom to talk about the weather. (IMITATION) “If tomorrow isn't shorts weather, then I'm going to be short with the weather.” What does she think? That I'm interested in her senior center comedy routine? Nothing more hackneyed than weather-related office talk, right? OVERSEER: (STRESSED) Please stop mentioning the weather, Secretary. SECRETARY: I wasn't talking about the weather itself, just the notion of office talk lacking substance– OVERSEER: Please, just stop. Can't you see you're triggering my claustrophobia? SECRETARY: Claustrophobia? What the hell are you talking about? OVERSEER: Don't make me say it. SECRETARY: Say what? OVERSEER: (SIGH) The clouds, Secretary. The weather outside, let me guess… it's overcast? SECRETARY: Yeah, but I don't see any reason for– OVERSEER: I get claustrophobic when it's overcast. It's like the clouds are trapping me in a bubble. SECRETARY: But you work in five-by-five room all day. Is that not triggering? OVERSEER: Well, at least I know there's a way out of this room. SECRETARY: Are you saying you get claustrophobic because the clouds prevent you from… um, leaving the planet? OVERSEER: I don't want to talk about this anymore. SECRETARY: Do you think clouds are solid objects? OVERSEER: I told you, I don't want to talk about this anymore. SECRETARY: What reason would you even have to leave the planet? In fact, what opportunity would you have– OVERSEER: I said enough, Secretary. SECRETARY: Fine. Fine. It's just… Never mind. Let's just get on with it. OVERSEER: So, you agree we should nuke the clouds? SECRERTARY: Huh? OVERSEER: Oh, you're referring to the tape. Yes, let's roll. Just take a seat over here, Secretary. (CLEARS THROAT) (HOT ON MIKE) Subject number 2496G. Connie Bozeman. Date: Friday, October 8th. Time: Irrelevant. Location: Level four, information technology. SOUND: STATIC. CONNIE: Woah! Look at this, Chief! It's so… retrowave. CHIEF AMIL: It's so dark yet so bright. CONNIE: You ever seen Tron? Never mind. Of course, you haven't. But this sure looks the same. CHIEF AMIL: I'll take your word for it, Chosen One. SOUND: ELEVATOR SIREN. CONNIE: Ah, right. Let's get off this elevator before it crushes us. CHIEF AMIL: Right behind you. SOUND: SIREN CEASES AND DOORS CLOSE. CONNIE: This is so cool! I used to watch Tron all the time as a kid. Deadly Discs, Light Cycles, Cindy Morgan! CHIEF AMIL: Who? CONNIE: Yori! CHIEF AMIL: Oh… Wait, who? CONNIE: Lora Baines! CHIEF AMIL: Um, perhaps we should focus on the task at hand. CONNIE: Oh, right… But look ahead, Chief. There's a group of people gliding around on some sort of neon skates. Throwing discs at glowing bricks. And oh, over there! That looks like some sort of spin on Space Paranoids. I have a feeling this challenge is going to be a blast! CHIEF AMIL: Connie, you're scaring me. CONNIE: This place is enormous, Chief! Who knows what other games they have? And this neon aesthetic is really attuning to my vibe, y'know? CHIEF AMIL: Connie, look out! SOUND: SYNTHESIZED ICE SKATES APPROACHING. CONNIE: Woah! I have to get me a pair of those! IT TECH: Halt! How did you bypass the access point? CHIEF AMIL: Connie, prepare yourself. CONNIE: The elevator just spit us out here, but hey, how do I get me a pair of– IT TECH: We don't have the bandwidth to host the likes of you. CONNIE: (SIGH) Fine, then can you point us in the direction of the elevator so we can, uh, free up space on your, uh, hard drive, or whatever? IT TECH: Now that you've penetrated our firewall, we must set you up an account before clearing you of our cache. CONNIE: Hey, wait a minute. I'm no computer expert, but even I know that's not correct. IT TECH: Silence! CONNIE: Okay, sheesh. CHIEF AMIL: (WHIPSER) Connie, what do we do? CONNIE: I guess we just do what the guy says. Set up an account or whatever. CHIEF AMIL: I don't know if that's such a good idea. CONNIE: How is it I've become more accustomed to this nonsensical demi-plane than you? You're the one that's lived here longer. CHIEF AMIL: It's just that… No, you're right. IT TECH: Are you two finished syncing your data centers? CONNIE: Yeah, sure. IT TECH: Then, follow me. SOUND: DEPARTING FOOTSTEPS TRANSITIONING TO STATIC. SECRETARY: I guess it was only a matter of time before Connie's–I mean, Subject 2496G's mind broke. OVERSEER: I don't know, I was just as much in love with Tron when I was a kid. Witnessing something so similar in the flesh would make me a little giddy myself. SECRETARY: What is Tron anyway? I've only heard it mentioned in passing. Never seen it myself. OVERSEER: You've never seen Tron?! SECRETARY: That's what I just said. OVERSEER: Oh, my god. You're missing out. Tron is a movie about this hacker who falls into a computer and is trapped in a digital world. SECRETARY: Falls… into a computer? OVERSEER: Yeah, and he's imprisoned in this cybernectic plane that happens to be obsessed with these gladiatorial-type games. It's a must-see. SECRETARY: Surprised a claustrophobe like you would enjoy such a premise. OVERSEER: What do you mean? SECRETARY: If you're scared of an overcast sky, imagine being trapped in a computer. OVERSEER: No… Oh, no. How could you, Secretary? I… I need a paper bag. Hand me a paper bag. SECRETARY: Here. I have this plastic bag from Sal's. SOUND: OVERSEER SNATCHES BAG AND STARTS BREATHING INTO IT. Not sure if a plastic bag has the same effect as paper though. SOUND: OVERSEER REMOVES PLASTIC BAG FROM LIPS. OVERSEER: (SHARP INAHLE) Are you trying to kill me? I couldn't breathe with that thing over my mouth. SECRETARY: What? You were the one holding it–Never mind. I'm sorry. I'm glad you were smart enough to not suffocate to death, but we should really get back to the tape. Look, it seems like they're coming up on something. Some colorful neon cube of some sort. OVERSEER: (CATCHING BREATH) Huh? Oh, okay. Let's tune back in. SOUND: STATIC. IT TECH: Before us is the blockchain, wherein resides the Main Frame. CONNIE: Guess that explains the cube shape. CHIEF AMIL: Are we going inside this thing? IT TECH: Yes, we need to set you both up with accounts, and the main frame is the only one who can do so. CHIEF AMIL: Well, is there a door? SOUND: AUTOMATIC DOOR. CONNIE: Woah, so futuristic! CHIEF AMIL: Automatic doors? CONNIE: Well, I mean, automatic doors with neon lights. IT TECH: Step inside with me. SOUND: FOOTSTEPS. CONNIE: Wow, what is that pillar? IT TECH: That is… The Main Frame. SOUND: POWERING UP COMPUTER. CHIEF AMIL: Look, Connie! Some sort of holographic visage! MAIN FRAME: Who has awakened me from sleep mode? IT TECH: It is I, Almighty Main Frame. I have come to you in hopes you could set up accounts for these new users I have with me. MAIN FRAME: Did you submit a ticket? IT TECH: I, uh… Well, I just thought that maybe you could, uh… MAIN FRAME: No ticket?! IT TECH: Well, you see… I was going to but, uh… MAIN FRAME: Task Manager? IT TECH: No, please! No! It was a mistake. MAIN FRAME: End task. IT TECH: (PIXELATED SCREAM) CONNIE: (GASP) CHIEF AMIL: Woah! CONNIE: Where'd he go? What did you do to him? MAIN FRAME: Where all failures go… The trash bin. CHIEF AMIL: Seems we're dealing with a tough customer this time around, Connie. MAIN FRAME: Potential new users, for what purpose have you found yourselves before me? CONNIE: Listen, uh, Main Frame, we're just– MAIN FRAME: Please, my motherboard calls me Main Frame. You can call me… M'n'Fer. [pronounced em-en-effer] CONNIE: Uh, okay, M'n'Fer. Um, we're trying to find the elevator, and then we'll be out of your hair… or, uh, filaments. MAIN FRAME: For that, you will need to be registered for new accounts. CONNIE: Okay, and how do we do that? MAIN FRAME: First, you must read our Terms and Conditions. CONNIE: (SIGH) Can I just scroll to the bottom and click agree? MAIN FRAME: No! You must read the entire agreement before proceeding. CONNIE: (SIGH) Okay, where is it? MAIN FRAME: Look at the wall behind you. CONNIE: Oh, my god. This will take me ages to get through. CHIEF AMIL: I believe in you, Chosen One. CONNIE: Believe in me? Chief, I'm sure you have to read this, too. CHIEF AMIL: No, I… I'm not worthy of the task. I don't think– MAIN FRAME: All that desire to hold accounts must read and agree to the sacred Terms and Conditions. CHIEF AMIL: Uh, fine. CONNIE: All right, you ready, Chief? CHIEF AMIL: Don't know if I ever will be, but let's get started. CONNIE & CHIEF (MONOTONE) This agreement hereby governs your use of Severance, Inc.'s AMIL: information technology services, including access to the elevator, virtual help desk, and vending machines. Our services are available– SOUND: STATIC. OVERSEER: And I've had just about enough of that. Let's fast forward a bit. SOUND: FAST FORWARD TAPE. SECRETARY: Aw, I actually wanted to listen in. I was hoping the Terms and Conditions would fill me in on what's actually going on in this plane. What its purpose is. OVERSEER: Oh, you're one of those people? You actually read the Terms and Conditions? SECRETARY: Yes, normally. OVERSEER: On second thought, I probably should do the same. I agreed to the Terms and Conditions of some dating app, which apparently wound up being a Marriage Certificate instead. I'm ten years divorced and still paying alimony to Anastasia and Little Fiodor of Moldova. SECRETARY: Mhmm… Anyway, I think they're nearing the end of the agreement. OVERSEER: Oh, you're right. Let's tune back in. SOUND: STATIC. CONNIE & CHIEF: (MONOTONE) Someone left the cake out in the rain. I don't think that I can take AMIL: it. 'Cause it took so long to bake it. And I'll never have that recipe again. Oh no. No. Oh no. CHIEF AMIL: (RELIEVED SIGH) CONNIE: Okay, that last section was just the lyrics to MacArthur Park. MAIN FRAME: Oh, so you have finished, have you? CONNIE: Yes, M'n'Fer. And we both agree to the Terms and Conditions. Isn't that right, Chief? CHIEF AMIL: Huh? Oh… Yeah. MAIN FRAME: Wonderful. But you are not yet ready to be awarded your accounts. CONNIE: What? Why not? MAIN FRAME: Because, in order to set up an account for you, you must first pass our trial. CONNIE: Trial? MAIN FRAME: You must show that you are worthy to hold an account. CONNIE: Oh… (EXCITED) Oh! So, this is where the games come in. What's it going to be? Where are we headed? The Disk Arena? I must warn you, I'm pretty adept at Light Cycle. Though, Ring Game is my favorite. MAIN FRAME: You must defeat me in a game of… CONNIE: Go on! A game of what? MAIN FRAME: Riddles! CONNIE: … Huh? MAIN FRAME: We will take turns answering each other's riddles until one of us gets one wrong. Here, let me start. What has– CONNIE: Wait, wait, wait. No. What are all these neon arenas for if not to test my strength? MAIN FRAME: Huh? Oh, you mean the company-sponsored gym? CONNIE: Gym? MAIN FRAME: Oh, yeah. We have neon racquetball, neon spin classes, neon frisbee golf. But of course, that's all reserved for premium members. CONNIE: God damn it! Fine, let's start with these stupid riddles. CHIEF AMIL: Connie, fear not. I am a master of riddles. MAIN FRAME: Okay, as I was saying. What has many keys but can't open a single lock? CHIEF AMIL: (WHISPER) Oh, Connie. I know this. It's an armless custodian. CONNIE: (SIGH) It's a piano. MAIN FRAME: Very good. Very good, indeed. Now see if you can outsmart me. CHIEF AMIL: Step back, Connie. Let me handle this. (CLEARS THROAT) What has bark but is not a dog? What has leaves but it stays in place? It grows from the ground and eats sunlight and drinks water. It provides shade, and some of these grow apples. What is it? MAIN FRAME: A tree. CONNIE: Chief, what the hell was that? CHIEF AMIL: Hmm, it seems this computer is smarter than I imagined. MAIN FRAME: My turn. Hmm… Computing. Yes, I've found the perfect one. What runs but never walks, has a mouth but never talks, has a head yet does not weep, has a bed but never– CONNIE: A river. The answer is river. MAIN FRAME: No. Wait, yes. But this is a two-parter. Hold on. Um, okay. A person calls his dog from the other side of the river. The dog is able to cross the river without getting wet, and without using a bridge– CONNIE: The river's frozen. Okay, my turn– MAIN FRAME: No. No, wait. Did I say a two-parter? I meant a three-parter. Okay, what is– CONNIE: No, no, no. It's my turn, M'n'Fer. MAIN FRAME: Ugh, okay, fine. CONNIE: Um… You'll probably get this, but it's the first riddle that came to mind. Okay… I have lakes with no water, mountains with no stone, and cities with no buildings. What am I? MAIN FRAME: Hmm… Computing… CONNIE: You can't seriously be taking this long to answer. This is one of the most common riddles I know. MAIN FRAME: Shh… I said I'm computing. I need quiet. CHIEF AMIL: (WHISPER) This is a hard one, Connie. Are you sure there's a correct answer? CONNIE: Are you for real, M'n'Fer? Severance, Inc. needs to think about updating their software. MAIN FRAME: I said shut up! I'm computing. CONNIE: Is there a time limit? MAIN FRAME: I… I… CONNIE: (SIGH) Come on. MAIN FRAME: I… uh… Does not compute! Does not compute! No answer detected. False riddle identified. CONNIE: The answer is a map, you dumbass. MAIN FRAME: System overload! CONNIE: Overloading on what? It was just a basic riddle. You're being dramatic. MAIN FRAME: Uh, fine. I'll update your credentials… There, you both have accounts now. CONNIE: That's it? MAIN FRAME: What do you mean that's it? A lot of processing power goes into creating accounts. CONNIE: Yeah, okay, cool. Now where's that elevator? MAIN FRAME: It's right over there. On the wall behind me. CHIEF AMIL: (GASP) There it is, Connie! You did it! CONNIE: Uh, yeah. Sure. MAIN FRAME: Do you need to view the tutorial? CONNIE: To operate an elevator? I think I'm good. MAIN FRAME: Oh, well. Okay, no need to be a jerk about it. CONNIE: Come on, Chief. CHIEF AMIL: Oh, yes. Let's get out of here. SOUND: FOOTSTEPS FOLLOWED BY ELEVATOR DOOR OPENING AND CLOSING. CONNIE: (SIGH) CHIEF AMIL: What's the matter, Connie? You did it! You made it through the IT department! CONNIE: I just… I don't know. I was expecting something cool to happen. That place was so… underwhelming. CHIEF AMIL: Well, I'm sure the next level will present a true challenge. Here, I'll press the button. SOUND: ELEVATOR MOVEMENT ACCOMPANIED BY ELEVATOR MUSIC. CHIEF AMIL: Is that new music? CONNIE: Nope. CHIEF AMIL: Oh. SOUND: ELEVATOR JERKING TO HALT. CONNIE: Here we go again. Uh, dude? Can we skip the rhetoric? I'm not in the mood. UNEMPLOYABLE: So, I can see your hope puddling on the floor beneath you like the piss of an incontinent child. CHIEF AMIL: Leave her alone, you unemployable wretch! UNEMPLOYABLE: Apologies, Chief Amil. You know how unabashedly forward I can be. ‘Tis the reason why I can never be employed, you see. Honesty is never the best policy in terms of business. CONNIE: Or maybe you don't have a job because you're crawling around in the filthy ducts and breaking the elevator every five minutes. UNEMPLOYABLE: Are you claiming it's my quality that's holding me back? CONNIE: What? Yeah, sure. UNEMPLOYABLE: Well, how apropos. Because look where we are now. SOUND: ELEVATOR DOORS OPENING. ELEVATOR: (ROBOTIC) Floor five. Quality Assurance. CONNIE: Do you prepare these lines before we even get to the elevator? UNEMPLOYABLE: Why, of course. How else can I assure such quality. CONNIE: All right, we get it. Ugh. Ready, Chief? CHIEF AMIL: Sure am, Chosen One. SOUND: STATIC. OVERSEER: And that's enough for today. SECRETARY: Yeah, I was expecting a lot more violence. OVERSEER: Oh, Secretary. It seems you've developed a bloodlust. SECRETARY: What? No, I mean isn't the purpose of this plane to be unnecessarily violent? I'm just saying, beside that one IT guy, this floor was pretty tame. OVERSEER: Meh, I suppose. I'm sure there'll be plenty more bloodshed for you to revel in next time. SECRETARY: That's not what I'm saying, boss. OVERSEER: Don't worry. I'm not going to report you to HR or anything. SECRETARY: No, it's just… (FRUSTRATED HUFF). I'm going to grab some lunch. OVERSEER: Well, okay. Let me just wrap this up and I'll join you. (CLEARS THROAT) (HOT ON MIKE) Subject 2496G observation terminal signing out. SOUND: SUBTLE STATIC BUILDS IN INTENSITY UNTIL ABRUPT CUTOFF.
Sermon by Rev. Barb Lemmel and Rev. Mitch Hay Epistle Lesson Revelation 21:1-6 Then I saw new heavens and a new earth. The former heavens and the former earth had passed away, and the sea existed no longer. I also saw a new Jerusalem, the holy city, coming down out of heaven from God, beautiful as a bride and groom on their wedding day. And I heard a loud voice calling from the throne, “Look! God's Tabernacle is among humankind! God will live with them; they will be God's people, and God will be fully present among them. The Most High will wipe away every tear from their eyes. And death, mourning, crying and pain will be no more, for the old order has fallen. The One who sat on the throne said, "Look! I'm making everything new!" and added, "Write this, for what I am saying is trustworthy and true." And that One continued, "It is finished. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. To those who are thirsty I will give drink freely from the spring of the water of life." Gospel Lesson John 13:31-33a; 34-35 Jesus said: “Now is the Chosen One glorified and God is glorified as well. If God has been glorified, God will in turn glorify the Chosen One and will do so very soon. My little children, I will not be with you much longer. I give you a new commandment: Love one another. And you are to love each other the way I have loved you. This is how all will know that you are my disciples: that you truly love one another.”
Tyler, Konnery, and special guest Alyssa Wise take surprise blood tests to see which of them is the next Chosen One for the much anticipated coverage of "Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace"! Together the trio discuss Gungan sound effects, the Living Force, Padme's iconic fashion sense, Senator Grebleips, and so much more on this double-sided lightsaber length episode of The Friendchise! What's New? Kon Reckless: The Ghost in You by Ed Brubaker, Sean Phillips, and Jacob Phillips Bleach Alyssa Hunter x Hunter (Netflix) Business Proposal (Netflix) Tyler Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (Nintendo Switch)
While trying to resolve a trade dispute, two Jedi meet a young slave who just may be the Chosen One. The saga begins as we discuss the proper pronunciation of Tatooine, a lightsaber duel with a dual lightsaber, and a track listing that's also a spoiler. Fear leads to anger, anger leads to hate, and hate leads to finding out if Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace stands the Test of Time.
Cho Chang gilt als Harry Potters erste Freundin, aber kann man das wirklich Beziehung nennen? Ein paar unangenehme Gespräche, ein verkorkstes Date in dem pinksten Café der Wizarding World und ein nasser Kuss. War es richtig von Cho letztendlich zu ihrer Freundin Marietta zu stehen? Wir sind uns unsicher. Du magst Harry Potter und möchtest mehr über die Figuren und Personen des Potter Universums wissen? Du willst Anregungen für Diskussionen haben und Charaktere durchleuchten und analysieren? Dann bist du bei uns genau richtig. Mit viel Spaß und Leidenschaft widmen wir uns den von JKR geschaffenen Charakteren der Harry Potter Büchern. Jeden Mittwoch gibt es eine neue Folge zu einem Harry Potter Charakter. Instragram: https://www.instagram.com/schokofroesche_podcast/
On today's episode, we have the honor go having Mustafa founder of Lawki. limited edition snacks, even exotic ones from other countries like china. Mustafa is young and passionate about entrepreneurship, we learned what it took for him to start his business and the lessons learned. I think our favorite part was, all the snacks Mustafa brought for us to try. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/wearesacramento/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/wearesacramento/support
Our thoughts and speculation on the new Obi-Wan Kenobi trailer as we break that thing down and more, including our favorite moments from Disney Gallery: The Book of Boba Fett, and a new segment called The Chosen One where we each bring something Star Wars related to the table to discuss! The Resistance base is open to all, so please spread the word about our Star Wars podcast and join us! Listen or watch below, and make sure to subscribe free to the show on your preferred platform!
How long has the US military been controlling the New Age subculture, or the "truth movement" that it tries to fit in with? Perhaps the 1980s, when Jim Channon and his First Earth Battalion concept gained traction with Steve Pieczenik, the man behind Alex Jones. Where does this fit into the Green Agenda, UFOs, and the belief that Donald Trump is the Chosen One? Find out in this chapter.
giving a rundown on what it means to be a part of these groups and how to distinct if you are one as well as my own personal experiences and DNA background --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/pxrris/AA/support
Morning: 1 Kings 16–18 1 Kings 16–18 (Listen) 16 And the word of the LORD came to Jehu the son of Hanani against Baasha, saying, 2 “Since I exalted you out of the dust and made you leader over my people Israel, and you have walked in the way of Jeroboam and have made my people Israel to sin, provoking me to anger with their sins, 3 behold, I will utterly sweep away Baasha and his house, and I will make your house like the house of Jeroboam the son of Nebat. 4 Anyone belonging to Baasha who dies in the city the dogs shall eat, and anyone of his who dies in the field the birds of the heavens shall eat.” 5 Now the rest of the acts of Baasha and what he did, and his might, are they not written in the Book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Israel? 6 And Baasha slept with his fathers and was buried at Tirzah, and Elah his son reigned in his place. 7 Moreover, the word of the LORD came by the prophet Jehu the son of Hanani against Baasha and his house, both because of all the evil that he did in the sight of the LORD, provoking him to anger with the work of his hands, in being like the house of Jeroboam, and also because he destroyed it. Elah Reigns in Israel 8 In the twenty-sixth year of Asa king of Judah, Elah the son of Baasha began to reign over Israel in Tirzah, and he reigned two years. 9 But his servant Zimri, commander of half his chariots, conspired against him. When he was at Tirzah, drinking himself drunk in the house of Arza, who was over the household in Tirzah, 10 Zimri came in and struck him down and killed him, in the twenty-seventh year of Asa king of Judah, and reigned in his place. 11 When he began to reign, as soon as he had seated himself on his throne, he struck down all the house of Baasha. He did not leave him a single male of his relatives or his friends. 12 Thus Zimri destroyed all the house of Baasha, according to the word of the LORD, which he spoke against Baasha by Jehu the prophet, 13 for all the sins of Baasha and the sins of Elah his son, which they sinned and which they made Israel to sin, provoking the LORD God of Israel to anger with their idols. 14 Now the rest of the acts of Elah and all that he did, are they not written in the Book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Israel? Zimri Reigns in Israel 15 In the twenty-seventh year of Asa king of Judah, Zimri reigned seven days in Tirzah. Now the troops were encamped against Gibbethon, which belonged to the Philistines, 16 and the troops who were encamped heard it said, “Zimri has conspired, and he has killed the king.” Therefore all Israel made Omri, the commander of the army, king over Israel that day in the camp. 17 So Omri went up from Gibbethon, and all Israel with him, and they besieged Tirzah. 18 And when Zimri saw that the city was taken, he went into the citadel of the king's house and burned the king's house over him with fire and died, 19 because of his sins that he committed, doing evil in the sight of the LORD, walking in the way of Jeroboam, and for his sin which he committed, making Israel to sin. 20 Now the rest of the acts of Zimri, and the conspiracy that he made, are they not written in the Book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Israel? Omri Reigns in Israel 21 Then the people of Israel were divided into two parts. Half of the people followed Tibni the son of Ginath, to make him king, and half followed Omri. 22 But the people who followed Omri overcame the people who followed Tibni the son of Ginath. So Tibni died, and Omri became king. 23 In the thirty-first year of Asa king of Judah, Omri began to reign over Israel, and he reigned for twelve years; six years he reigned in Tirzah. 24 He bought the hill of Samaria from Shemer for two talents1 of silver, and he fortified the hill and called the name of the city that he built Samaria, after the name of Shemer, the owner of the hill. 25 Omri did what was evil in the sight of the LORD, and did more evil than all who were before him. 26 For he walked in all the way of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, and in the sins that he made Israel to sin, provoking the LORD, the God of Israel, to anger by their idols. 27 Now the rest of the acts of Omri that he did, and the might that he showed, are they not written in the Book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Israel? 28 And Omri slept with his fathers and was buried in Samaria, and Ahab his son reigned in his place. Ahab Reigns in Israel 29 In the thirty-eighth year of Asa king of Judah, Ahab the son of Omri began to reign over Israel, and Ahab the son of Omri reigned over Israel in Samaria twenty-two years. 30 And Ahab the son of Omri did evil in the sight of the LORD, more than all who were before him. 31 And as if it had been a light thing for him to walk in the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, he took for his wife Jezebel the daughter of Ethbaal king of the Sidonians, and went and served Baal and worshiped him. 32 He erected an altar for Baal in the house of Baal, which he built in Samaria. 33 And Ahab made an Asherah. Ahab did more to provoke the LORD, the God of Israel, to anger than all the kings of Israel who were before him. 34 In his days Hiel of Bethel built Jericho. He laid its foundation at the cost of Abiram his firstborn, and set up its gates at the cost of his youngest son Segub, according to the word of the LORD, which he spoke by Joshua the son of Nun. Elijah Predicts a Drought 17 Now Elijah the Tishbite, of Tishbe2 in Gilead, said to Ahab, “As the LORD, the God of Israel, lives, before whom I stand, there shall be neither dew nor rain these years, except by my word.” 2 And the word of the LORD came to him: 3 “Depart from here and turn eastward and hide yourself by the brook Cherith, which is east of the Jordan. 4 You shall drink from the brook, and I have commanded the ravens to feed you there.” 5 So he went and did according to the word of the LORD. He went and lived by the brook Cherith that is east of the Jordan. 6 And the ravens brought him bread and meat in the morning, and bread and meat in the evening, and he drank from the brook. 7 And after a while the brook dried up, because there was no rain in the land. The Widow of Zarephath 8 Then the word of the LORD came to him, 9 “Arise, go to Zarephath, which belongs to Sidon, and dwell there. Behold, I have commanded a widow there to feed you.” 10 So he arose and went to Zarephath. And when he came to the gate of the city, behold, a widow was there gathering sticks. And he called to her and said, “Bring me a little water in a vessel, that I may drink.” 11 And as she was going to bring it, he called to her and said, “Bring me a morsel of bread in your hand.” 12 And she said, “As the LORD your God lives, I have nothing baked, only a handful of flour in a jar and a little oil in a jug. And now I am gathering a couple of sticks that I may go in and prepare it for myself and my son, that we may eat it and die.” 13 And Elijah said to her, “Do not fear; go and do as you have said. But first make me a little cake of it and bring it to me, and afterward make something for yourself and your son. 14 For thus says the LORD, the God of Israel, ‘The jar of flour shall not be spent, and the jug of oil shall not be empty, until the day that the LORD sends rain upon the earth.'” 15 And she went and did as Elijah said. And she and he and her household ate for many days. 16 The jar of flour was not spent, neither did the jug of oil become empty, according to the word of the LORD that he spoke by Elijah. Elijah Raises the Widow's Son 17 After this the son of the woman, the mistress of the house, became ill. And his illness was so severe that there was no breath left in him. 18 And she said to Elijah, “What have you against me, O man of God? You have come to me to bring my sin to remembrance and to cause the death of my son!” 19 And he said to her, “Give me your son.” And he took him from her arms and carried him up into the upper chamber where he lodged, and laid him on his own bed. 20 And he cried to the LORD, “O LORD my God, have you brought calamity even upon the widow with whom I sojourn, by killing her son?” 21 Then he stretched himself upon the child three times and cried to the LORD, “O LORD my God, let this child's life3 come into him again.” 22 And the LORD listened to the voice of Elijah. And the life of the child came into him again, and he revived. 23 And Elijah took the child and brought him down from the upper chamber into the house and delivered him to his mother. And Elijah said, “See, your son lives.” 24 And the woman said to Elijah, “Now I know that you are a man of God, and that the word of the LORD in your mouth is truth.” Elijah Confronts Ahab 18 After many days the word of the LORD came to Elijah, in the third year, saying, “Go, show yourself to Ahab, and I will send rain upon the earth.” 2 So Elijah went to show himself to Ahab. Now the famine was severe in Samaria. 3 And Ahab called Obadiah, who was over the household. (Now Obadiah feared the LORD greatly, 4 and when Jezebel cut off the prophets of the LORD, Obadiah took a hundred prophets and hid them by fifties in a cave and fed them with bread and water.) 5 And Ahab said to Obadiah, “Go through the land to all the springs of water and to all the valleys. Perhaps we may find grass and save the horses and mules alive, and not lose some of the animals.” 6 So they divided the land between them to pass through it. Ahab went in one direction by himself, and Obadiah went in another direction by himself. 7 And as Obadiah was on the way, behold, Elijah met him. And Obadiah recognized him and fell on his face and said, “Is it you, my lord Elijah?” 8 And he answered him, “It is I. Go, tell your lord, ‘Behold, Elijah is here.'” 9 And he said, “How have I sinned, that you would give your servant into the hand of Ahab, to kill me? 10 As the LORD your God lives, there is no nation or kingdom where my lord has not sent to seek you. And when they would say, ‘He is not here,' he would take an oath of the kingdom or nation, that they had not found you. 11 And now you say, ‘Go, tell your lord, “Behold, Elijah is here.”' 12 And as soon as I have gone from you, the Spirit of the LORD will carry you I know not where. And so, when I come and tell Ahab and he cannot find you, he will kill me, although I your servant have feared the LORD from my youth. 13 Has it not been told my lord what I did when Jezebel killed the prophets of the LORD, how I hid a hundred men of the LORD's prophets by fifties in a cave and fed them with bread and water? 14 And now you say, ‘Go, tell your lord, “Behold, Elijah is here”'; and he will kill me.” 15 And Elijah said, “As the LORD of hosts lives, before whom I stand, I will surely show myself to him today.” 16 So Obadiah went to meet Ahab, and told him. And Ahab went to meet Elijah. 17 When Ahab saw Elijah, Ahab said to him, “Is it you, you troubler of Israel?” 18 And he answered, “I have not troubled Israel, but you have, and your father's house, because you have abandoned the commandments of the LORD and followed the Baals. 19 Now therefore send and gather all Israel to me at Mount Carmel, and the 450 prophets of Baal and the 400 prophets of Asherah, who eat at Jezebel's table.” The Prophets of Baal Defeated 20 So Ahab sent to all the people of Israel and gathered the prophets together at Mount Carmel. 21 And Elijah came near to all the people and said, “How long will you go limping between two different opinions? If the LORD is God, follow him; but if Baal, then follow him.” And the people did not answer him a word. 22 Then Elijah said to the people, “I, even I only, am left a prophet of the LORD, but Baal's prophets are 450 men. 23 Let two bulls be given to us, and let them choose one bull for themselves and cut it in pieces and lay it on the wood, but put no fire to it. And I will prepare the other bull and lay it on the wood and put no fire to it. 24 And you call upon the name of your god, and I will call upon the name of the LORD, and the God who answers by fire, he is God.” And all the people answered, “It is well spoken.” 25 Then Elijah said to the prophets of Baal, “Choose for yourselves one bull and prepare it first, for you are many, and call upon the name of your god, but put no fire to it.” 26 And they took the bull that was given them, and they prepared it and called upon the name of Baal from morning until noon, saying, “O Baal, answer us!” But there was no voice, and no one answered. And they limped around the altar that they had made. 27 And at noon Elijah mocked them, saying, “Cry aloud, for he is a god. Either he is musing, or he is relieving himself, or he is on a journey, or perhaps he is asleep and must be awakened.” 28 And they cried aloud and cut themselves after their custom with swords and lances, until the blood gushed out upon them. 29 And as midday passed, they raved on until the time of the offering of the oblation, but there was no voice. No one answered; no one paid attention. 30 Then Elijah said to all the people, “Come near to me.” And all the people came near to him. And he repaired the altar of the LORD that had been thrown down. 31 Elijah took twelve stones, according to the number of the tribes of the sons of Jacob, to whom the word of the LORD came, saying, “Israel shall be your name,” 32 and with the stones he built an altar in the name of the LORD. And he made a trench about the altar, as great as would contain two seahs4 of seed. 33 And he put the wood in order and cut the bull in pieces and laid it on the wood. And he said, “Fill four jars with water and pour it on the burnt offering and on the wood.” 34 And he said, “Do it a second time.” And they did it a second time. And he said, “Do it a third time.” And they did it a third time. 35 And the water ran around the altar and filled the trench also with water. 36 And at the time of the offering of the oblation, Elijah the prophet came near and said, “O LORD, God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, let it be known this day that you are God in Israel, and that I am your servant, and that I have done all these things at your word. 37 Answer me, O LORD, answer me, that this people may know that you, O LORD, are God, and that you have turned their hearts back.” 38 Then the fire of the LORD fell and consumed the burnt offering and the wood and the stones and the dust, and licked up the water that was in the trench. 39 And when all the people saw it, they fell on their faces and said, “The LORD, he is God; the LORD, he is God.” 40 And Elijah said to them, “Seize the prophets of Baal; let not one of them escape.” And they seized them. And Elijah brought them down to the brook Kishon and slaughtered them there. The Lord Sends Rain 41 And Elijah said to Ahab, “Go up, eat and drink, for there is a sound of the rushing of rain.” 42 So Ahab went up to eat and to drink. And Elijah went up to the top of Mount Carmel. And he bowed himself down on the earth and put his face between his knees. 43 And he said to his servant, “Go up now, look toward the sea.” And he went up and looked and said, “There is nothing.” And he said, “Go again,” seven times. 44 And at the seventh time he said, “Behold, a little cloud like a man's hand is rising from the sea.” And he said, “Go up, say to Ahab, ‘Prepare your chariot and go down, lest the rain stop you.'” 45 And in a little while the heavens grew black with clouds and wind, and there was a great rain. And Ahab rode and went to Jezreel. 46 And the hand of the LORD was on Elijah, and he gathered up his garment and ran before Ahab to the entrance of Jezreel. Footnotes  16:24 A talent was about 75 pounds or 34 kilograms  17:1 Septuagint; Hebrew of the settlers  17:21 Or soul; also verse 22  18:32 A seah was about 7 quarts or 7.3 liters (ESV) Evening: John 1:29–51 John 1:29–51 (Listen) Behold, the Lamb of God 29 The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world! 30 This is he of whom I said, ‘After me comes a man who ranks before me, because he was before me.' 31 I myself did not know him, but for this purpose I came baptizing with water, that he might be revealed to Israel.” 32 And John bore witness: “I saw the Spirit descend from heaven like a dove, and it remained on him. 33 I myself did not know him, but he who sent me to baptize with water said to me, ‘He on whom you see the Spirit descend and remain, this is he who baptizes with the Holy Spirit.' 34 And I have seen and have borne witness that this is the Son1 of God.” Jesus Calls the First Disciples 35 The next day again John was standing with two of his disciples, 36 and he looked at Jesus as he walked by and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God!” 37 The two disciples heard him say this, and they followed Jesus. 38 Jesus turned and saw them following and said to them, “What are you seeking?” And they said to him, “Rabbi” (which means Teacher), “where are you staying?” 39 He said to them, “Come and you will see.” So they came and saw where he was staying, and they stayed with him that day, for it was about the tenth hour.2 40 One of the two who heard John speak and followed Jesus3 was Andrew, Simon Peter's brother. 41 He first found his own brother Simon and said to him, “We have found the Messiah” (which means Christ). 42 He brought him to Jesus. Jesus looked at him and said, “You are Simon the son of John. You shall be called Cephas” (which means Peter4). Jesus Calls Philip and Nathanael 43 The next day Jesus decided to go to Galilee. He found Philip and said to him, “Follow me.” 44 Now Philip was from Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter. 45 Philip found Nathanael and said to him, “We have found him of whom Moses in the Law and also the prophets wrote, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.” 46 Nathanael said to him, “Can anything good come out of Nazareth?” Philip said to him, “Come and see.” 47 Jesus saw Nathanael coming toward him and said of him, “Behold, an Israelite indeed, in whom there is no deceit!” 48 Nathanael said to him, “How do you know me?” Jesus answered him, “Before Philip called you, when you were under the fig tree, I saw you.” 49 Nathanael answered him, “Rabbi, you are the Son of God! You are the King of Israel!” 50 Jesus answered him, “Because I said to you, ‘I saw you under the fig tree,' do you believe? You will see greater things than these.” 51 And he said to him, “Truly, truly, I say to you,5 you will see heaven opened, and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of Man.” Footnotes  1:34 Some manuscripts the Chosen One  1:39 That is, about 4 p.m.  1:40 Greek him  1:42 Cephas and Peter are from the word for rock in Aramaic and Greek, respectively  1:51 The Greek for you is plural; twice in this verse (ESV)
HAPPY KENTUCKY DERBY DAY! Big Strong John's sacred holiday. We recap John's trip to New Orleans and rank Louisiana (:45-24:16). We bring on our Kentucky Derby and horse racing expert Sage Poland to talk odds and picks for 2022 (24:21-44:03). The Chosen One goes to LBX for the first time and we have a review. Plus we talk buying a horse in order to Get Rich Quick. 908 Athlete of the Week: Chase De Jong (44:07-1:05:40).
Morning: 1 Kings 6–7 1 Kings 6–7 (Listen) Solomon Builds the Temple 6 In the four hundred and eightieth year after the people of Israel came out of the land of Egypt, in the fourth year of Solomon's reign over Israel, in the month of Ziv, which is the second month, he began to build the house of the LORD. 2 The house that King Solomon built for the LORD was sixty cubits1 long, twenty cubits wide, and thirty cubits high. 3 The vestibule in front of the nave of the house was twenty cubits long, equal to the width of the house, and ten cubits deep in front of the house. 4 And he made for the house windows with recessed frames.2 5 He also built a structure3 against the wall of the house, running around the walls of the house, both the nave and the inner sanctuary. And he made side chambers all around. 6 The lowest story4 was five cubits broad, the middle one was six cubits broad, and the third was seven cubits broad. For around the outside of the house he made offsets on the wall in order that the supporting beams should not be inserted into the walls of the house. 7 When the house was built, it was with stone prepared at the quarry, so that neither hammer nor axe nor any tool of iron was heard in the house while it was being built. 8 The entrance for the lowest5 story was on the south side of the house, and one went up by stairs to the middle story, and from the middle story to the third. 9 So he built the house and finished it, and he made the ceiling of the house of beams and planks of cedar. 10 He built the structure against the whole house, five cubits high, and it was joined to the house with timbers of cedar. 11 Now the word of the LORD came to Solomon, 12 “Concerning this house that you are building, if you will walk in my statutes and obey my rules and keep all my commandments and walk in them, then I will establish my word with you, which I spoke to David your father. 13 And I will dwell among the children of Israel and will not forsake my people Israel.” 14 So Solomon built the house and finished it. 15 He lined the walls of the house on the inside with boards of cedar. From the floor of the house to the walls of the ceiling, he covered them on the inside with wood, and he covered the floor of the house with boards of cypress. 16 He built twenty cubits of the rear of the house with boards of cedar from the floor to the walls, and he built this within as an inner sanctuary, as the Most Holy Place. 17 The house, that is, the nave in front of the inner sanctuary, was forty cubits long. 18 The cedar within the house was carved in the form of gourds and open flowers. All was cedar; no stone was seen. 19 The inner sanctuary he prepared in the innermost part of the house, to set there the ark of the covenant of the LORD. 20 The inner sanctuary6 was twenty cubits long, twenty cubits wide, and twenty cubits high, and he overlaid it with pure gold. He also overlaid7 an altar of cedar. 21 And Solomon overlaid the inside of the house with pure gold, and he drew chains of gold across, in front of the inner sanctuary, and overlaid it with gold. 22 And he overlaid the whole house with gold, until all the house was finished. Also the whole altar that belonged to the inner sanctuary he overlaid with gold. 23 In the inner sanctuary he made two cherubim of olivewood, each ten cubits high. 24 Five cubits was the length of one wing of the cherub, and five cubits the length of the other wing of the cherub; it was ten cubits from the tip of one wing to the tip of the other. 25 The other cherub also measured ten cubits; both cherubim had the same measure and the same form. 26 The height of one cherub was ten cubits, and so was that of the other cherub. 27 He put the cherubim in the innermost part of the house. And the wings of the cherubim were spread out so that a wing of one touched the one wall, and a wing of the other cherub touched the other wall; their other wings touched each other in the middle of the house. 28 And he overlaid the cherubim with gold. 29 Around all the walls of the house he carved engraved figures of cherubim and palm trees and open flowers, in the inner and outer rooms. 30 The floor of the house he overlaid with gold in the inner and outer rooms. 31 For the entrance to the inner sanctuary he made doors of olivewood; the lintel and the doorposts were five-sided.8 32 He covered the two doors of olivewood with carvings of cherubim, palm trees, and open flowers. He overlaid them with gold and spread gold on the cherubim and on the palm trees. 33 So also he made for the entrance to the nave doorposts of olivewood, in the form of a square, 34 and two doors of cypress wood. The two leaves of the one door were folding, and the two leaves of the other door were folding. 35 On them he carved cherubim and palm trees and open flowers, and he overlaid them with gold evenly applied on the carved work. 36 He built the inner court with three courses of cut stone and one course of cedar beams. 37 In the fourth year the foundation of the house of the LORD was laid, in the month of Ziv. 38 And in the eleventh year, in the month of Bul, which is the eighth month, the house was finished in all its parts, and according to all its specifications. He was seven years in building it. Solomon Builds His Palace 7 Solomon was building his own house thirteen years, and he finished his entire house. 2 He built the House of the Forest of Lebanon. Its length was a hundred cubits9 and its breadth fifty cubits and its height thirty cubits, and it was built on four10 rows of cedar pillars, with cedar beams on the pillars. 3 And it was covered with cedar above the chambers that were on the forty-five pillars, fifteen in each row. 4 There were window frames in three rows, and window opposite window in three tiers. 5 All the doorways and windows11 had square frames, and window was opposite window in three tiers. 6 And he made the Hall of Pillars; its length was fifty cubits, and its breadth thirty cubits. There was a porch in front with pillars, and a canopy in front of them. 7 And he made the Hall of the Throne where he was to pronounce judgment, even the Hall of Judgment. It was finished with cedar from floor to rafters.12 8 His own house where he was to dwell, in the other court back of the hall, was of like workmanship. Solomon also made a house like this hall for Pharaoh's daughter whom he had taken in marriage. 9 All these were made of costly stones, cut according to measure, sawed with saws, back and front, even from the foundation to the coping, and from the outside to the great court. 10 The foundation was of costly stones, huge stones, stones of eight and ten cubits. 11 And above were costly stones, cut according to measurement, and cedar. 12 The great court had three courses of cut stone all around, and a course of cedar beams; so had the inner court of the house of the LORD and the vestibule of the house. The Temple Furnishings 13 And King Solomon sent and brought Hiram from Tyre. 14 He was the son of a widow of the tribe of Naphtali, and his father was a man of Tyre, a worker in bronze. And he was full of wisdom, understanding, and skill for making any work in bronze. He came to King Solomon and did all his work. 15 He cast two pillars of bronze. Eighteen cubits was the height of one pillar, and a line of twelve cubits measured its circumference. It was hollow, and its thickness was four fingers. The second pillar was the same.13 16 He also made two capitals of cast bronze to set on the tops of the pillars. The height of the one capital was five cubits, and the height of the other capital was five cubits. 17 There were lattices of checker work with wreaths of chain work for the capitals on the tops of the pillars, a lattice14 for the one capital and a lattice for the other capital. 18 Likewise he made pomegranates15 in two rows around the one latticework to cover the capital that was on the top of the pillar, and he did the same with the other capital. 19 Now the capitals that were on the tops of the pillars in the vestibule were of lily-work, four cubits. 20 The capitals were on the two pillars and also above the rounded projection which was beside the latticework. There were two hundred pomegranates in two rows all around, and so with the other capital. 21 He set up the pillars at the vestibule of the temple. He set up the pillar on the south and called its name Jachin, and he set up the pillar on the north and called its name Boaz. 22 And on the tops of the pillars was lily-work. Thus the work of the pillars was finished. 23 Then he made the sea of cast metal. It was round, ten cubits from brim to brim, and five cubits high, and a line of thirty cubits measured its circumference. 24 Under its brim were gourds, for ten cubits, compassing the sea all around. The gourds were in two rows, cast with it when it was cast. 25 It stood on twelve oxen, three facing north, three facing west, three facing south, and three facing east. The sea was set on them, and all their rear parts were inward. 26 Its thickness was a handbreadth,16 and its brim was made like the brim of a cup, like the flower of a lily. It held two thousand baths.17 27 He also made the ten stands of bronze. Each stand was four cubits long, four cubits wide, and three cubits high. 28 This was the construction of the stands: they had panels, and the panels were set in the frames, 29 and on the panels that were set in the frames were lions, oxen, and cherubim. On the frames, both above and below the lions and oxen, there were wreaths of beveled work. 30 Moreover, each stand had four bronze wheels and axles of bronze, and at the four corners were supports for a basin. The supports were cast with wreaths at the side of each. 31 Its opening was within a crown that projected upward one cubit. Its opening was round, as a pedestal is made, a cubit and a half deep. At its opening there were carvings, and its panels were square, not round. 32 And the four wheels were underneath the panels. The axles of the wheels were of one piece with the stands, and the height of a wheel was a cubit and a half. 33 The wheels were made like a chariot wheel; their axles, their rims, their spokes, and their hubs were all cast. 34 There were four supports at the four corners of each stand. The supports were of one piece with the stands. 35 And on the top of the stand there was a round band half a cubit high; and on the top of the stand its stays and its panels were of one piece with it. 36 And on the surfaces of its stays and on its panels, he carved cherubim, lions, and palm trees, according to the space of each, with wreaths all around. 37 After this manner he made the ten stands. All of them were cast alike, of the same measure and the same form. 38 And he made ten basins of bronze. Each basin held forty baths, each basin measured four cubits, and there was a basin for each of the ten stands. 39 And he set the stands, five on the south side of the house, and five on the north side of the house. And he set the sea at the southeast corner of the house. 40 Hiram also made the pots, the shovels, and the basins. So Hiram finished all the work that he did for King Solomon on the house of the LORD: 41 the two pillars, the two bowls of the capitals that were on the tops of the pillars, and the two latticeworks to cover the two bowls of the capitals that were on the tops of the pillars; 42 and the four hundred pomegranates for the two latticeworks, two rows of pomegranates for each latticework, to cover the two bowls of the capitals that were on the pillars; 43 the ten stands, and the ten basins on the stands; 44 and the one sea, and the twelve oxen underneath the sea. 45 Now the pots, the shovels, and the basins, all these vessels in the house of the LORD, which Hiram made for King Solomon, were of burnished bronze. 46 In the plain of the Jordan the king cast them, in the clay ground between Succoth and Zarethan. 47 And Solomon left all the vessels unweighed, because there were so many of them; the weight of the bronze was not ascertained. 48 So Solomon made all the vessels that were in the house of the LORD: the golden altar, the golden table for the bread of the Presence, 49 the lampstands of pure gold, five on the south side and five on the north, before the inner sanctuary; the flowers, the lamps, and the tongs, of gold; 50 the cups, snuffers, basins, dishes for incense, and fire pans, of pure gold; and the sockets of gold, for the doors of the innermost part of the house, the Most Holy Place, and for the doors of the nave of the temple. 51 Thus all the work that King Solomon did on the house of the LORD was finished. And Solomon brought in the things that David his father had dedicated, the silver, the gold, and the vessels, and stored them in the treasuries of the house of the LORD. Footnotes  6:2 A cubit was about 18 inches or 45 centimeters  6:4 Or blocked lattice windows  6:5 Or platform; also verse 10  6:6 Septuagint; Hebrew structure, or platform  6:8 Septuagint, Targum; Hebrew middle  6:20 Vulgate; Hebrew And before the inner sanctuary  6:20 Septuagint made  6:31 The meaning of the Hebrew phrase is uncertain  7:2 A cubit was about 18 inches or 45 centimeters  7:2 Septuagint three  7:5 Septuagint; Hebrew posts  7:7 Syriac, Vulgate; Hebrew floor  7:15 Targum, Syriac (compare Septuagint and Jeremiah 52:21); Hebrew and a line of twelve cubits measured the circumference of the second pillar  7:17 Septuagint; Hebrew seven; twice in this verse  7:18 Two manuscripts (compare Septuagint); Hebrew pillars  7:26 A handbreadth was about 3 inches or 7.5 centimeters  7:26 A bath was about 6 gallons or 22 liters (ESV) Evening: Luke 23:27–38 Luke 23:27–38 (Listen) 27 And there followed him a great multitude of the people and of women who were mourning and lamenting for him. 28 But turning to them Jesus said, “Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for me, but weep for yourselves and for your children. 29 For behold, the days are coming when they will say, ‘Blessed are the barren and the wombs that never bore and the breasts that never nursed!' 30 Then they will begin to say to the mountains, ‘Fall on us,' and to the hills, ‘Cover us.' 31 For if they do these things when the wood is green, what will happen when it is dry?” 32 Two others, who were criminals, were led away to be put to death with him. 33 And when they came to the place that is called The Skull, there they crucified him, and the criminals, one on his right and one on his left. 34 And Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.”1 And they cast lots to divide his garments. 35 And the people stood by, watching, but the rulers scoffed at him, saying, “He saved others; let him save himself, if he is the Christ of God, his Chosen One!” 36 The soldiers also mocked him, coming up and offering him sour wine 37 and saying, “If you are the King of the Jews, save yourself!” 38 There was also an inscription over him,2 “This is the King of the Jews.” Footnotes  23:34 Some manuscripts omit the sentence And Jesus . . . what they do  23:38 Some manuscripts add in letters of Greek and Latin and Hebrew (ESV)
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In this episode Jeff and Bob read some much appreciated email from listeners, go over from great finds from the internet, talk about some rules finds, announce the winner for the random drawing from the Longest Campaign submissions, and read the first six of the twelve submissions! Relevant links: RPG Ramblings Podcast, with Jeffrey Jones Traveller RPG Mayday Mayday 2022 Official Event Page - from CyborgPrime The Log of the Grayswandir - Traveller blog by Dennis Matheson Stargrave - miniatures A Less-Travelled Road: The Three Creeps - blog entry from Omer Golan Joel FB post about IISS H2A Revolver and ISS ME7 Field Jacket for scouts, created by Brannon Boren Subsector Editor and Mapper - Cepheus Journal TSAO: Liberty Ship” from Stellagama Publishing, and Felbrigg's video review Bob's "Mesh-Plus" armor - intended to model Earl Dumarest's armored clothing Speculative Machines podcast - where we get our theme music Longest Campaign Submissions Thomas of KingstonMegaTraveller w mods8-10 Months (detail is a bit fuzzy) It was set in the JG Glimmerdrift Reaches on an Imperial planet (Petra). The planet was balkanized and there were many tensions among the double handful of nations but the big players were 2 or 3 larger nations. The tech level of the planet was 9, but there was another Imperial planet (TL-12) not far away. The time period was about 1114, but in this particular setting, the Solomani were pushing into the open spaces in Glimmerdrift reaches. It would have been a more typical game if one of the players hadn't rolled up a retired Imperial Marine who had Soc 12 (Marquis). He ended up being the Marquis of Petra and being the Imperial representative. The other characters were a mix of retired Marines, Navy, and some active duty, with one being a local noble. The Marquis was, to the eyes of some of his senior people, a bit erratic. So much so that his Security Chief rapidly decided that if this was what the Imperium would put in charge, the Solomani were welcome. That led to the Security Chief running a Solomani-sympathizer campaign against the Imperium. He was also the funnel and organizer who managed data flow to the Marquis. So on the one hand, he organized an underground flyer that regularly knew a lot about Imperial business and failures, he recruited like minded PCs and NPCs who had Solomani sympathies, and he set the Imperials against the local governments. It got worse as time went on: The high port blew up (the only GM-inflicted campaign event I can think of) and then shipments of high tech offworld arms and vehicles were sabotaged, the Marquis' family was assassinated, and a few PCs and NPCs who were Imperial sympathizers were fingered as being behind the Solomani underground (leading to their execution by the Security Chief after convincing the Marquis he needed to kill these guys who were actually on the Marquis' side). In the end, the Solomani invaded, had local support, and the Marquis had to flee for his life. The Security Chief wrote a full explanation in a letter categorizing every step he took against the Marquis and how at every turn, he turned allies against the Marquis or fingered them for troublemakers, and how he managed to deflect suspicion falling upon himself by having the underground flyer make fun of the Security Chief (and the Marquis immediately felt this made him not in with the Solomani because he seemed the sort to never make himself look foolish... except that's exactly what he was doing to avoid suspicion). There was a lot time spent individually (because of the nature of intrigues) and there were many views and motivations that clashed, intersected, or sometimes passed like strangers in the night. It wasn't easy to GM. I gave the Marquis chances and enough of the other players tried to warn him or help him, but the person he most trusted was the mastermind that he should have normally suspected and that set him against those who were actually trying to help (some were playing both sides and deserved what they got....). I've run a fair few 8-12 month campaigns of more traditional Traveller, but this one ended up being legendary. The Security Chief's final message was done up in an X-Boat transmission.... I don't think we could do this again, but it will always live in memory of those who participated. (2) Winner! Mark AyersThis first was original Traveller, the second was MegaTraveller.Each were about three years I have two longest campaigns. My first ran from winter 1977 until spring 1980. Our teen selves evolved the game as each new Traveller item was published and came into our possession. My next was a revival, in a new town, more than a decade later. It ran from autumn 1993 until autumn 1995. As young adults in jobs, this campaign was appreciated more and died when a classified job function of one of our key members prohibited their participation for two years. (3) Felbrigg HerriotClassic TravellerNot sure exactly, but at least six months of weekly play My longest Traveller game was a Mercenary Campaign. The PCs started as simple bodyguards, making money on the side, then they started hiring on people. Ended up with them having three ships, landers, plenty of men. (Bob - damn - this is very ambitious stuff from the players!) Had to use a spreadsheet to track the men's injuries and promotions etc. About half way through the players got a second PC each. The original PCs became the leaders doing all the politics, admin, negotiation etc, and the new ones were boots-on-the-ground leaders. Had some great sessions, a few with them working as guards on a passenger liner, with murders, fires, and chaos in jump. The scene of them strafing sea monsters from the beach with PGMPs as the beasts consumed holiday-makers will live with me forever. (4) Patrick KanouseClassic Traveller2 years I refereed a Classic Traveller for two years in college. We played a session at least once a month, and I sometimes held individual player sessions. At the time, I was heavily influenced by Dan Simmons HYPERION, and the main villain was a version of the Shrike—albeit not as cool and very psionic based. It was also fickle, tormenting the players in Q-like ways, and designating one of the players as “the Chosen One.” LOL, we still don't know what that actually meant. Nonetheless, nearly 30 years later, those former players still occasionally shout at me, “The Chosen One!” Great times. (5) Pete BurkeMongoose 2e6 months Longest continuous campaign - I ran a Pirates of Drinax campaign for 6 months over Roll20 last year during COVID. (6) Neuro LancerMongoose 2e6 months I refereed a campaign which lasted 6 months. It was a homebrew campaign using the flavor of the OTU. I used Mongoose 2nd Ed rule set. It started as a trader campaign and ended up being more mercenary-like.
NIV 33 When they came to the place called the Skull, they crucified him there, along with the criminals—one on his right, the other on his left. 34 Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.”And they divided up his clothes by casting lots. 35 The people stood watching, and the rulers even sneered at him. They said, “He saved others; let him save himself if he is God's Messiah, the Chosen One.” FIND ME ON: Download my free app: Recenter with Christ Website - ChristianMeditationPodcast.com Voicemail - (602) 888-3795 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Apple Podcasts - Christian Meditation Podcast Facebook.com/christianmeditationpodcast Youtube.com/christianmeditaitonpodcast Twitter - @ChristianMedPod
PUT ASIDE YOUR KINGDOM Our readings today are I Samuel 30-31, I Chronicles 10, and Matthew 12. We are reading from the New Living Translation. Are you hungry? Do you need some heads of grain? Is your hand, or your heart, or your purpose shriveled? Have you fallen into a well or a ditch, and need to be lifted up? God has you covered. He has come for people just like that. Jesus quotes Isaiah and says Look at my Servant, whom I have chosen. He is my Beloved, who pleases me. I will put my Spirit upon him, and he will proclaim justice to the nations. He will not fight or shout or raise his voice in public. He will not crush the weakest reed or put out a flickering candle. Finally he will cause justice to be victorious. And his name will be the hope of all the world. (Matt 12:18-21) Religious and political kingdoms like to shout and raise their voices. They like to crush the weakest reed and snuff out the weak, by marginalizing and exploiting them. But not with this King – our Jesus. He has come to bring real justice and true righteousness. If we are willing to put aside our kingdoms, we might catch a glimpse of what God is doing. And we might be changed. It happened for the people of Ninevah. They put down their own kingdom at the preaching of Jonah, long enough to turn to God and be forgiven. It happened for the queen of Sheba. She put aside her kingdom long enough to come see the true wisdom of God, lived out in Solomon. And now, it can happen for us, if we are willing to put aside our kingdom long enough to behold the One who is greater than Jonah or Solomon. Jesus, the beloved Son, can truly satisfy our hunger. He heals shriveled hands and hearts. He pulls us out of the ditch, and invites us to be His brother, sister and mother, and do the will of his Father. As we look to the Servant – the Chosen One – the One that pleases the Father- we will see real justice and righteousness, his righteousness in us. We, too, can demonstrate the will and purpose of the Father in our lives, becoming people who are offering the Bread of Life to those who are hungry. We can offer healing to those whose hearts are shriveled, and rescue those who have fallen into ditches. That life can become ours, as we look at the Servant and behold Him whom God has blessed. Find your life in him. Someone far greater than Jonah or Solomon, is here. He is your Lord – your Jesus – and he is Beautiful. See Him today.
Anakin Skywalker was believed to be the Chosen One, a figure whom an ancient prophecy said would come and bring balance to the Force. While the Jedi mistakenly believed the prophecy would be fulfilled without much effort from them, I believe that fulfilling the prophecy required Anakin to make an active choice, which he finally did at the end of his life. Prophecies require active choices. Join with me as I explain... --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Throwback episode! The boys are hurting a little bit after a long weekend. On the show today: The Chosen One visits our guy Eric Valenzuela at Blair Field for the Long Beach State Dirtbags game. We fix cheerleading and college basketball. Cheerleaders should shoot free throws. We talk about becoming tour guides in the City of Long Beach. Air, Land, and Sea. John puts away All You Can Eat sushi and we explain how raw fish is digested. Grocery Outlet has a 50% off wine sale. TCO pulls trigger on a $90 bottle of wine. John Grossi will be the next great wine taster. Is IHOP dead??? What are the Red Woods? Paper pricing is through the roof. What kind of sketchy operation is Big Tree running? We breakdown the dip on Carson and Woodruff. Grind My Gears: Are duffy boats overdone? 908 Athlete of the Week: JP Crawford gets the SYS bump with the Seattle Mariners.
For today’s installment of our 40 Days Meditation series, our brother David Mijares provides commentary on Lk 22:14-23:56. Take a listen or click here to download. And when the hour came, he reclined at table, and the apostles with him. And he said to them, “I have earnestly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer. For I tell you I will not eat it until it is fulfilled in the kingdom of God.” And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he said, “Take this, and divide it among yourselves. For I tell you that from now on I will not drink of the fruit of the vine until the kingdom of God comes.” And he took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” And likewise the cup after they had eaten, saying, “This cup that is poured out for you is the new covenant in my blood. But behold, the hand of him who betrays me is with me on the table. For the Son of Man goes as it has been determined, but woe to that man by whom he is betrayed!” And they began to question one another, which of them it could be who was going to do this. A dispute also arose among them, as to which of them was to be regarded as the greatest. And he said to them, “The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them, and those in authority over them are called benefactors. But not so with you. Rather, let the greatest among you become as the youngest, and the leader as one who serves. For who is the greater, one who reclines at table or one who serves? Is it not the one who reclines at table? But I am among you as the one who serves. “You are those who have stayed with me in my trials, and I assign to you, as my Father assigned to me, a kingdom, that you may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom and sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel. “Simon, Simon, behold, Satan demanded to have you, that he might sift you like wheat, but I have prayed for you that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned again, strengthen your brothers.” Peter said to him, “Lord, I am ready to go with you both to prison and to death.” Jesus said, “I tell you, Peter, the rooster will not crow this day, until you deny three times that you know me.” And he said to them, “When I sent you out with no moneybag or knapsack or sandals, did you lack anything?” They said, “Nothing.” He said to them, “But now let the one who has a moneybag take it, and likewise a knapsack. And let the one who has no sword sell his cloak and buy one. For I tell you that this Scripture must be fulfilled in me: ‘And he was numbered with the transgressors.' For what is written about me has its fulfillment.” And they said, “Look, Lord, here are two swords.” And he said to them, “It is enough.” And he came out and went, as was his custom, to the Mount of Olives, and the disciples followed him. And when he came to the place, he said to them, “Pray that you may not enter into temptation.” And he withdrew from them about a stone's throw, and knelt down and prayed, saying, “Father, if you are willing, remove this cup from me. Nevertheless, not my will, but yours, be done.” And there appeared to him an angel from heaven, strengthening him. And being in agony he prayed more earnestly; and his sweat became like great drops of blood falling down to the ground. And when he rose from prayer, he came to the disciples and found them sleeping for sorrow, and he said to them, “Why are you sleeping? Rise and pray that you may not enter into temptation.” While he was still speaking, there came a crowd, and the man called Judas, one of the twelve, was leading them. He drew near to Jesus to kiss him, but Jesus said to him, “Judas, would you betray the Son of Man with a kiss?” And when those who were around him saw what would follow, they said, “Lord, shall we strike with the sword?” And one of them struck the servant of the high priest and cut off his right ear. But Jesus said, “No more of this!” And he touched his ear and healed him. Then Jesus said to the chief priests and officers of the temple and elders, who had come out against him, “Have you come out as against a robber, with swords and clubs? When I was with you day after day in the temple, you did not lay hands on me. But this is your hour, and the power of darkness.” Then they seized him and led him away, bringing him into the high priest's house, and Peter was following at a distance. And when they had kindled a fire in the middle of the courtyard and sat down together, Peter sat down among them. Then a servant girl, seeing him as he sat in the light and looking closely at him, said, “This man also was with him.” But he denied it, saying, “Woman, I do not know him.” And a little later someone else saw him and said, “You also are one of them.” But Peter said, “Man, I am not.” And after an interval of about an hour still another insisted, saying, “Certainly this man also was with him, for he too is a Galilean.” But Peter said, “Man, I do not know what you are talking about.” And immediately, while he was still speaking, the rooster crowed. And the Lord turned and looked at Peter. And Peter remembered the saying of the Lord, how he had said to him, “Before the rooster crows today, you will deny me three times.” And he went out and wept bitterly. Now the men who were holding Jesus in custody were mocking him as they beat him. They also blindfolded him and kept asking him, “Prophesy! Who is it that struck you?” And they said many other things against him, blaspheming him. When day came, the assembly of the elders of the people gathered together, both chief priests and scribes. And they led him away to their council, and they said, “If you are the Christ, tell us.” But he said to them, “If I tell you, you will not believe, and if I ask you, you will not answer. But from now on the Son of Man shall be seated at the right hand of the power of God.” So they all said, “Are you the Son of God, then?” And he said to them, “You say that I am.” Then they said, “What further testimony do we need? We have heard it ourselves from his own lips.” 23:1 Then the whole company of them arose and brought him before Pilate. And they began to accuse him, saying, “We found this man misleading our nation and forbidding us to give tribute to Caesar, and saying that he himself is Christ, a king.” And Pilate asked him, “Are you the King of the Jews?” And he answered him, “You have said so.” Then Pilate said to the chief priests and the crowds, “I find no guilt in this man.” But they were urgent, saying, “He stirs up the people, teaching throughout all Judea, from Galilee even to this place.” When Pilate heard this, he asked whether the man was a Galilean. And when he learned that he belonged to Herod's jurisdiction, he sent him over to Herod, who was himself in Jerusalem at that time. When Herod saw Jesus, he was very glad, for he had long desired to see him, because he had heard about him, and he was hoping to see some sign done by him. So he questioned him at some length, but he made no answer. The chief priests and the scribes stood by, vehemently accusing him. And Herod with his soldiers treated him with contempt and mocked him. Then, arraying him in splendid clothing, he sent him back to Pilate. And Herod and Pilate became friends with each other that very day, for before this they had been at enmity with each other. Pilate then called together the chief priests and the rulers and the people, and said to them, “You brought me this man as one who was misleading the people. And after examining him before you, behold, I did not find this man guilty of any of your charges against him. Neither did Herod, for he sent him back to us. Look, nothing deserving death has been done by him. I will therefore punish and release him.” But they all cried out together, “Away with this man, and release to us Barabbas”- a man who had been thrown into prison for an insurrection started in the city and for murder. Pilate addressed them once more, desiring to release Jesus, but they kept shouting, “Crucify, crucify him!” A third time he said to them, “Why? What evil has he done? I have found in him no guilt deserving death. I will therefore punish and release him.” But they were urgent, demanding with loud cries that he should be crucified. And their voices prevailed. So Pilate decided that their demand should be granted. He released the man who had been thrown into prison for insurrection and murder, for whom they asked, but he delivered Jesus over to their will. And as they led him away, they seized one Simon of Cyrene, who was coming in from the country, and laid on him the cross, to carry it behind Jesus. And there followed him a great multitude of the people and of women who were mourning and lamenting for him. But turning to them Jesus said, “Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for me, but weep for yourselves and for your children. For behold, the days are coming when they will say, ‘Blessed are the barren and the wombs that never bore and the breasts that never nursed!' Then they will begin to say to the mountains, ‘Fall on us,' and to the hills, ‘Cover us.' For if they do these things when the wood is green, what will happen when it is dry?” Two others, who were criminals, were led away to be put to death with him. And when they came to the place that is called The Skull, there they crucified him, and the criminals, one on his right and one on his left. And Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.” And they cast lots to divide his garments. And the people stood by, watching, but the rulers scoffed at him, saying, “He saved others; let him save himself, if he is the Christ of God, his Chosen One!” The soldiers also mocked him, coming up and offering him sour wine and saying, “If you are the King of the Jews, save yourself!” There was also an inscription over him, “This is the King of the Jews.” One of the criminals who were hanged railed at him, saying, “Are you not the Christ? Save yourself and us!” But the other rebuked him, saying, “Do you not fear God, since you are under the same sentence of condemnation? And we indeed justly, for we are receiving the due reward of our deeds; but this man has done nothing wrong.” And he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.” And he said to him, “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in paradise.” It was now about the sixth hour, and there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour, while the sun's light failed. And the curtain of the temple was torn in two. Then Jesus, calling out with a loud voice, said, “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit!” And having said this he breathed his last. Now when the centurion saw what had taken place, he praised God, saying, “Certainly this man was innocent!” And all the crowds that had assembled for this spectacle, when they saw what had taken place, returned home beating their breasts. And all his acquaintances and the women who had followed him from Galilee stood at a distance watching these things. Now there was a man named Joseph, from the Jewish town of Arimathea. He was a member of the council, a good and righteous man, who had not consented to their decision and action; and he was looking for the kingdom of God. This man went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus. Then he took it down and wrapped it in a linen shroud and laid him in a tomb cut in stone, where no one had ever yet been laid. It was the day of Preparation, and the Sabbath was beginning. The women who had come with him from Galilee followed and saw the tomb and how his body was laid. Then they returned and prepared spices and ointments. On the Sabbath they rested according to the commandment.Lk 22:14-23:56
Old Testament: Deuteronomy 21–22 Deuteronomy 21–22 (Listen) Atonement for Unsolved Murders 21 “If in the land that the LORD your God is giving you to possess someone is found slain, lying in the open country, and it is not known who killed him, 2 then your elders and your judges shall come out, and they shall measure the distance to the surrounding cities. 3 And the elders of the city that is nearest to the slain man shall take a heifer that has never been worked and that has not pulled in a yoke. 4 And the elders of that city shall bring the heifer down to a valley with running water, which is neither plowed nor sown, and shall break the heifer's neck there in the valley. 5 Then the priests, the sons of Levi, shall come forward, for the LORD your God has chosen them to minister to him and to bless in the name of the LORD, and by their word every dispute and every assault shall be settled. 6 And all the elders of that city nearest to the slain man shall wash their hands over the heifer whose neck was broken in the valley, 7 and they shall testify, ‘Our hands did not shed this blood, nor did our eyes see it shed. 8 Accept atonement, O LORD, for your people Israel, whom you have redeemed, and do not set the guilt of innocent blood in the midst of your people Israel, so that their blood guilt be atoned for.' 9 So you shall purge the guilt of innocent blood from your midst, when you do what is right in the sight of the LORD. Marrying Female Captives 10 “When you go out to war against your enemies, and the LORD your God gives them into your hand and you take them captive, 11 and you see among the captives a beautiful woman, and you desire to take her to be your wife, 12 and you bring her home to your house, she shall shave her head and pare her nails. 13 And she shall take off the clothes in which she was captured and shall remain in your house and lament her father and her mother a full month. After that you may go in to her and be her husband, and she shall be your wife. 14 But if you no longer delight in her, you shall let her go where she wants. But you shall not sell her for money, nor shall you treat her as a slave, since you have humiliated her. Inheritance Rights of the Firstborn 15 “If a man has two wives, the one loved and the other unloved, and both the loved and the unloved have borne him children, and if the firstborn son belongs to the unloved,1 16 then on the day when he assigns his possessions as an inheritance to his sons, he may not treat the son of the loved as the firstborn in preference to the son of the unloved, who is the firstborn, 17 but he shall acknowledge the firstborn, the son of the unloved, by giving him a double portion of all that he has, for he is the firstfruits of his strength. The right of the firstborn is his. A Rebellious Son 18 “If a man has a stubborn and rebellious son who will not obey the voice of his father or the voice of his mother, and, though they discipline him, will not listen to them, 19 then his father and his mother shall take hold of him and bring him out to the elders of his city at the gate of the place where he lives, 20 and they shall say to the elders of his city, ‘This our son is stubborn and rebellious; he will not obey our voice; he is a glutton and a drunkard.' 21 Then all the men of the city shall stone him to death with stones. So you shall purge the evil from your midst, and all Israel shall hear, and fear. A Man Hanged on a Tree Is Cursed 22 “And if a man has committed a crime punishable by death and he is put to death, and you hang him on a tree, 23 his body shall not remain all night on the tree, but you shall bury him the same day, for a hanged man is cursed by God. You shall not defile your land that the LORD your God is giving you for an inheritance. Various Laws 22 “You shall not see your brother's ox or his sheep going astray and ignore them. You shall take them back to your brother. 2 And if he does not live near you and you do not know who he is, you shall bring it home to your house, and it shall stay with you until your brother seeks it. Then you shall restore it to him. 3 And you shall do the same with his donkey or with his garment, or with any lost thing of your brother's, which he loses and you find; you may not ignore it. 4 You shall not see your brother's donkey or his ox fallen down by the way and ignore them. You shall help him to lift them up again. 5 “A woman shall not wear a man's garment, nor shall a man put on a woman's cloak, for whoever does these things is an abomination to the LORD your God. 6 “If you come across a bird's nest in any tree or on the ground, with young ones or eggs and the mother sitting on the young or on the eggs, you shall not take the mother with the young. 7 You shall let the mother go, but the young you may take for yourself, that it may go well with you, and that you may live long. 8 “When you build a new house, you shall make a parapet for your roof, that you may not bring the guilt of blood upon your house, if anyone should fall from it. 9 “You shall not sow your vineyard with two kinds of seed, lest the whole yield be forfeited,2 the crop that you have sown and the yield of the vineyard. 10 You shall not plow with an ox and a donkey together. 11 You shall not wear cloth of wool and linen mixed together. 12 “You shall make yourself tassels on the four corners of the garment with which you cover yourself. Laws Concerning Sexual Immorality 13 “If any man takes a wife and goes in to her and then hates her 14 and accuses her of misconduct and brings a bad name upon her, saying, ‘I took this woman, and when I came near her, I did not find in her evidence of virginity,' 15 then the father of the young woman and her mother shall take and bring out the evidence of her virginity to the elders of the city in the gate. 16 And the father of the young woman shall say to the elders, ‘I gave my daughter to this man to marry, and he hates her; 17 and behold, he has accused her of misconduct, saying, “I did not find in your daughter evidence of virginity.” And yet this is the evidence of my daughter's virginity.' And they shall spread the cloak before the elders of the city. 18 Then the elders of that city shall take the man and whip3 him, 19 and they shall fine him a hundred shekels4 of silver and give them to the father of the young woman, because he has brought a bad name upon a virgin5 of Israel. And she shall be his wife. He may not divorce her all his days. 20 But if the thing is true, that evidence of virginity was not found in the young woman, 21 then they shall bring out the young woman to the door of her father's house, and the men of her city shall stone her to death with stones, because she has done an outrageous thing in Israel by whoring in her father's house. So you shall purge the evil from your midst. 22 “If a man is found lying with the wife of another man, both of them shall die, the man who lay with the woman, and the woman. So you shall purge the evil from Israel. 23 “If there is a betrothed virgin, and a man meets her in the city and lies with her, 24 then you shall bring them both out to the gate of that city, and you shall stone them to death with stones, the young woman because she did not cry for help though she was in the city, and the man because he violated his neighbor's wife. So you shall purge the evil from your midst. 25 “But if in the open country a man meets a young woman who is betrothed, and the man seizes her and lies with her, then only the man who lay with her shall die. 26 But you shall do nothing to the young woman; she has committed no offense punishable by death. For this case is like that of a man attacking and murdering his neighbor, 27 because he met her in the open country, and though the betrothed young woman cried for help there was no one to rescue her. 28 “If a man meets a virgin who is not betrothed, and seizes her and lies with her, and they are found, 29 then the man who lay with her shall give to the father of the young woman fifty shekels of silver, and she shall be his wife, because he has violated her. He may not divorce her all his days. 6 30 “A man shall not take his father's wife, so that he does not uncover his father's nakedness.7 Footnotes  21:15 Or hated; also verses 16, 17  22:9 Hebrew become holy  22:18 Or discipline  22:19 A shekel was about 2/5 ounce or 11 grams  22:19 Or girl of marriageable age  22:29 Ch 23:1 in Hebrew  22:30 Hebrew uncover his father's skirt (ESV) New Testament: John 1:19–51 John 1:19–51 (Listen) The Testimony of John the Baptist 19 And this is the testimony of John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, “Who are you?” 20 He confessed, and did not deny, but confessed, “I am not the Christ.” 21 And they asked him, “What then? Are you Elijah?” He said, “I am not.” “Are you the Prophet?” And he answered, “No.” 22 So they said to him, “Who are you? We need to give an answer to those who sent us. What do you say about yourself?” 23 He said, “I am the voice of one crying out in the wilderness, ‘Make straight1 the way of the Lord,' as the prophet Isaiah said.” 24 (Now they had been sent from the Pharisees.) 25 They asked him, “Then why are you baptizing, if you are neither the Christ, nor Elijah, nor the Prophet?” 26 John answered them, “I baptize with water, but among you stands one you do not know, 27 even he who comes after me, the strap of whose sandal I am not worthy to untie.” 28 These things took place in Bethany across the Jordan, where John was baptizing. Behold, the Lamb of God 29 The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world! 30 This is he of whom I said, ‘After me comes a man who ranks before me, because he was before me.' 31 I myself did not know him, but for this purpose I came baptizing with water, that he might be revealed to Israel.” 32 And John bore witness: “I saw the Spirit descend from heaven like a dove, and it remained on him. 33 I myself did not know him, but he who sent me to baptize with water said to me, ‘He on whom you see the Spirit descend and remain, this is he who baptizes with the Holy Spirit.' 34 And I have seen and have borne witness that this is the Son2 of God.” Jesus Calls the First Disciples 35 The next day again John was standing with two of his disciples, 36 and he looked at Jesus as he walked by and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God!” 37 The two disciples heard him say this, and they followed Jesus. 38 Jesus turned and saw them following and said to them, “What are you seeking?” And they said to him, “Rabbi” (which means Teacher), “where are you staying?” 39 He said to them, “Come and you will see.” So they came and saw where he was staying, and they stayed with him that day, for it was about the tenth hour.3 40 One of the two who heard John speak and followed Jesus4 was Andrew, Simon Peter's brother. 41 He first found his own brother Simon and said to him, “We have found the Messiah” (which means Christ). 42 He brought him to Jesus. Jesus looked at him and said, “You are Simon the son of John. You shall be called Cephas” (which means Peter5). Jesus Calls Philip and Nathanael 43 The next day Jesus decided to go to Galilee. He found Philip and said to him, “Follow me.” 44 Now Philip was from Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter. 45 Philip found Nathanael and said to him, “We have found him of whom Moses in the Law and also the prophets wrote, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.” 46 Nathanael said to him, “Can anything good come out of Nazareth?” Philip said to him, “Come and see.” 47 Jesus saw Nathanael coming toward him and said of him, “Behold, an Israelite indeed, in whom there is no deceit!” 48 Nathanael said to him, “How do you know me?” Jesus answered him, “Before Philip called you, when you were under the fig tree, I saw you.” 49 Nathanael answered him, “Rabbi, you are the Son of God! You are the King of Israel!” 50 Jesus answered him, “Because I said to you, ‘I saw you under the fig tree,' do you believe? You will see greater things than these.” 51 And he said to him, “Truly, truly, I say to you,6 you will see heaven opened, and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of Man.” Footnotes  1:23 Or crying out, ‘In the wilderness make straight  1:34 Some manuscripts the Chosen One  1:39 That is, about 4 p.m.  1:40 Greek him  1:42 Cephas and Peter are from the word for rock in Aramaic and Greek, respectively  1:51 The Greek for you is plural; twice in this verse (ESV) Psalm: Psalm 90 Psalm 90 (Listen) Book Four From Everlasting to Everlasting A Prayer of Moses, the man of God. 90 Lord, you have been our dwelling place1 in all generations.2 Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever you had formed the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God. 3 You return man to dust and say, “Return, O children of man!”24 For a thousand years in your sight are but as yesterday when it is past, or as a watch in the night. 5 You sweep them away as with a flood; they are like a dream, like grass that is renewed in the morning:6 in the morning it flourishes and is renewed; in the evening it fades and withers. 7 For we are brought to an end by your anger; by your wrath we are dismayed.8 You have set our iniquities before you, our secret sins in the light of your presence. 9 For all our days pass away under your wrath; we bring our years to an end like a sigh.10 The years of our life are seventy, or even by reason of strength eighty; yet their span3 is but toil and trouble; they are soon gone, and we fly away.11 Who considers the power of your anger, and your wrath according to the fear of you? 12 So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom.13 Return, O LORD! How long? Have pity on your servants!14 Satisfy us in the morning with your steadfast love, that we may rejoice and be glad all our days.15 Make us glad for as many days as you have afflicted us, and for as many years as we have seen evil.16 Let your work be shown to your servants, and your glorious power to their children.17 Let the favor4 of the Lord our God be upon us, and establish the work of our hands upon us; yes, establish the work of our hands! Footnotes  90:1 Some Hebrew manuscripts (compare Septuagint) our refuge  90:3 Or of Adam  90:10 Or pride  90:17 Or beauty (ESV) Proverb: Proverbs 13:20 Proverbs 13:20 (Listen) 20 Whoever walks with the wise becomes wise, but the companion of fools will suffer harm. (ESV)
Old Testament: Deuteronomy 11–12 Deuteronomy 11–12 (Listen) Love and Serve the Lord 11 “You shall therefore love the LORD your God and keep his charge, his statutes, his rules, and his commandments always. 2 And consider today (since I am not speaking to your children who have not known or seen it), consider the discipline1 of the LORD your God, his greatness, his mighty hand and his outstretched arm, 3 his signs and his deeds that he did in Egypt to Pharaoh the king of Egypt and to all his land, 4 and what he did to the army of Egypt, to their horses and to their chariots, how he made the water of the Red Sea flow over them as they pursued after you, and how the LORD has destroyed them to this day, 5 and what he did to you in the wilderness, until you came to this place, 6 and what he did to Dathan and Abiram the sons of Eliab, son of Reuben, how the earth opened its mouth and swallowed them up, with their households, their tents, and every living thing that followed them, in the midst of all Israel. 7 For your eyes have seen all the great work of the LORD that he did. 8 “You shall therefore keep the whole commandment that I command you today, that you may be strong, and go in and take possession of the land that you are going over to possess, 9 and that you may live long in the land that the LORD swore to your fathers to give to them and to their offspring, a land flowing with milk and honey. 10 For the land that you are entering to take possession of it is not like the land of Egypt, from which you have come, where you sowed your seed and irrigated it,2 like a garden of vegetables. 11 But the land that you are going over to possess is a land of hills and valleys, which drinks water by the rain from heaven, 12 a land that the LORD your God cares for. The eyes of the LORD your God are always upon it, from the beginning of the year to the end of the year. 13 “And if you will indeed obey my commandments that I command you today, to love the LORD your God, and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul, 14 he3 will give the rain for your land in its season, the early rain and the later rain, that you may gather in your grain and your wine and your oil. 15 And he will give grass in your fields for your livestock, and you shall eat and be full. 16 Take care lest your heart be deceived, and you turn aside and serve other gods and worship them; 17 then the anger of the LORD will be kindled against you, and he will shut up the heavens, so that there will be no rain, and the land will yield no fruit, and you will perish quickly off the good land that the LORD is giving you. 18 “You shall therefore lay up these words of mine in your heart and in your soul, and you shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. 19 You shall teach them to your children, talking of them when you are sitting in your house, and when you are walking by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. 20 You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates, 21 that your days and the days of your children may be multiplied in the land that the LORD swore to your fathers to give them, as long as the heavens are above the earth. 22 For if you will be careful to do all this commandment that I command you to do, loving the LORD your God, walking in all his ways, and holding fast to him, 23 then the LORD will drive out all these nations before you, and you will dispossess nations greater and mightier than you. 24 Every place on which the sole of your foot treads shall be yours. Your territory shall be from the wilderness to4 the Lebanon and from the River, the river Euphrates, to the western sea. 25 No one shall be able to stand against you. The LORD your God will lay the fear of you and the dread of you on all the land that you shall tread, as he promised you. 26 “See, I am setting before you today a blessing and a curse: 27 the blessing, if you obey the commandments of the LORD your God, which I command you today, 28 and the curse, if you do not obey the commandments of the LORD your God, but turn aside from the way that I am commanding you today, to go after other gods that you have not known. 29 And when the LORD your God brings you into the land that you are entering to take possession of it, you shall set the blessing on Mount Gerizim and the curse on Mount Ebal. 30 Are they not beyond the Jordan, west of the road, toward the going down of the sun, in the land of the Canaanites who live in the Arabah, opposite Gilgal, beside the oak5 of Moreh? 31 For you are to cross over the Jordan to go in to take possession of the land that the LORD your God is giving you. And when you possess it and live in it, 32 you shall be careful to do all the statutes and the rules that I am setting before you today. The Lord's Chosen Place of Worship 12 “These are the statutes and rules that you shall be careful to do in the land that the LORD, the God of your fathers, has given you to possess, all the days that you live on the earth. 2 You shall surely destroy all the places where the nations whom you shall dispossess served their gods, on the high mountains and on the hills and under every green tree. 3 You shall tear down their altars and dash in pieces their pillars and burn their Asherim with fire. You shall chop down the carved images of their gods and destroy their name out of that place. 4 You shall not worship the LORD your God in that way. 5 But you shall seek the place that the LORD your God will choose out of all your tribes to put his name and make his habitation6 there. There you shall go, 6 and there you shall bring your burnt offerings and your sacrifices, your tithes and the contribution that you present, your vow offerings, your freewill offerings, and the firstborn of your herd and of your flock. 7 And there you shall eat before the LORD your God, and you shall rejoice, you and your households, in all that you undertake, in which the LORD your God has blessed you. 8 “You shall not do according to all that we are doing here today, everyone doing whatever is right in his own eyes, 9 for you have not as yet come to the rest and to the inheritance that the LORD your God is giving you. 10 But when you go over the Jordan and live in the land that the LORD your God is giving you to inherit, and when he gives you rest from all your enemies around, so that you live in safety, 11 then to the place that the LORD your God will choose, to make his name dwell there, there you shall bring all that I command you: your burnt offerings and your sacrifices, your tithes and the contribution that you present, and all your finest vow offerings that you vow to the LORD. 12 And you shall rejoice before the LORD your God, you and your sons and your daughters, your male servants and your female servants, and the Levite that is within your towns, since he has no portion or inheritance with you. 13 Take care that you do not offer your burnt offerings at any place that you see, 14 but at the place that the LORD will choose in one of your tribes, there you shall offer your burnt offerings, and there you shall do all that I am commanding you. 15 “However, you may slaughter and eat meat within any of your towns, as much as you desire, according to the blessing of the LORD your God that he has given you. The unclean and the clean may eat of it, as of the gazelle and as of the deer. 16 Only you shall not eat the blood; you shall pour it out on the earth like water. 17 You may not eat within your towns the tithe of your grain or of your wine or of your oil, or the firstborn of your herd or of your flock, or any of your vow offerings that you vow, or your freewill offerings or the contribution that you present, 18 but you shall eat them before the LORD your God in the place that the LORD your God will choose, you and your son and your daughter, your male servant and your female servant, and the Levite who is within your towns. And you shall rejoice before the LORD your God in all that you undertake. 19 Take care that you do not neglect the Levite as long as you live in your land. 20 “When the LORD your God enlarges your territory, as he has promised you, and you say, ‘I will eat meat,' because you crave meat, you may eat meat whenever you desire. 21 If the place that the LORD your God will choose to put his name there is too far from you, then you may kill any of your herd or your flock, which the LORD has given you, as I have commanded you, and you may eat within your towns whenever you desire. 22 Just as the gazelle or the deer is eaten, so you may eat of it. The unclean and the clean alike may eat of it. 23 Only be sure that you do not eat the blood, for the blood is the life, and you shall not eat the life with the flesh. 24 You shall not eat it; you shall pour it out on the earth like water. 25 You shall not eat it, that all may go well with you and with your children after you, when you do what is right in the sight of the LORD. 26 But the holy things that are due from you, and your vow offerings, you shall take, and you shall go to the place that the LORD will choose, 27 and offer your burnt offerings, the flesh and the blood, on the altar of the LORD your God. The blood of your sacrifices shall be poured out on the altar of the LORD your God, but the flesh you may eat. 28 Be careful to obey all these words that I command you, that it may go well with you and with your children after you forever, when you do what is good and right in the sight of the LORD your God. Warning Against Idolatry 29 “When the LORD your God cuts off before you the nations whom you go in to dispossess, and you dispossess them and dwell in their land, 30 take care that you be not ensnared to follow them, after they have been destroyed before you, and that you do not inquire about their gods, saying, ‘How did these nations serve their gods?—that I also may do the same.' 31 You shall not worship the LORD your God in that way, for every abominable thing that the LORD hates they have done for their gods, for they even burn their sons and their daughters in the fire to their gods. 7 32 “Everything that I command you, you shall be careful to do. You shall not add to it or take from it. Footnotes  11:2 Or instruction  11:10 Hebrew watered it with your feet  11:14 Samaritan, Septuagint, Vulgate; Hebrew I; also verse 15  11:24 Hebrew and  11:30 Septuagint, Syriac; see Genesis 12:6. Hebrew oaks, or terebinths  12:5 Or name as its habitation  12:31 Ch 13:1 in Hebrew (ESV) New Testament: Luke 23:26–56 Luke 23:26–56 (Listen) The Crucifixion 26 And as they led him away, they seized one Simon of Cyrene, who was coming in from the country, and laid on him the cross, to carry it behind Jesus. 27 And there followed him a great multitude of the people and of women who were mourning and lamenting for him. 28 But turning to them Jesus said, “Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for me, but weep for yourselves and for your children. 29 For behold, the days are coming when they will say, ‘Blessed are the barren and the wombs that never bore and the breasts that never nursed!' 30 Then they will begin to say to the mountains, ‘Fall on us,' and to the hills, ‘Cover us.' 31 For if they do these things when the wood is green, what will happen when it is dry?” 32 Two others, who were criminals, were led away to be put to death with him. 33 And when they came to the place that is called The Skull, there they crucified him, and the criminals, one on his right and one on his left. 34 And Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.”1 And they cast lots to divide his garments. 35 And the people stood by, watching, but the rulers scoffed at him, saying, “He saved others; let him save himself, if he is the Christ of God, his Chosen One!” 36 The soldiers also mocked him, coming up and offering him sour wine 37 and saying, “If you are the King of the Jews, save yourself!” 38 There was also an inscription over him,2 “This is the King of the Jews.” 39 One of the criminals who were hanged railed at him,3 saying, “Are you not the Christ? Save yourself and us!” 40 But the other rebuked him, saying, “Do you not fear God, since you are under the same sentence of condemnation? 41 And we indeed justly, for we are receiving the due reward of our deeds; but this man has done nothing wrong.” 42 And he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.” 43 And he said to him, “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in paradise.” The Death of Jesus 44 It was now about the sixth hour,4 and there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour,5 45 while the sun's light failed. And the curtain of the temple was torn in two. 46 Then Jesus, calling out with a loud voice, said, “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit!” And having said this he breathed his last. 47 Now when the centurion saw what had taken place, he praised God, saying, “Certainly this man was innocent!” 48 And all the crowds that had assembled for this spectacle, when they saw what had taken place, returned home beating their breasts. 49 And all his acquaintances and the women who had followed him from Galilee stood at a distance watching these things. Jesus Is Buried 50 Now there was a man named Joseph, from the Jewish town of Arimathea. He was a member of the council, a good and righteous man, 51 who had not consented to their decision and action; and he was looking for the kingdom of God. 52 This man went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus. 53 Then he took it down and wrapped it in a linen shroud and laid him in a tomb cut in stone, where no one had ever yet been laid. 54 It was the day of Preparation, and the Sabbath was beginning.6 55 The women who had come with him from Galilee followed and saw the tomb and how his body was laid. 56 Then they returned and prepared spices and ointments. On the Sabbath they rested according to the commandment. Footnotes  23:34 Some manuscripts omit the sentence And Jesus . . . what they do  23:38 Some manuscripts add in letters of Greek and Latin and Hebrew  23:39 Or blasphemed him  23:44 That is, noon  23:44 That is, 3 p.m.  23:54 Greek was dawning (ESV) Psalm: Psalm 87 Psalm 87 (Listen) Glorious Things of You Are Spoken A Psalm of the Sons of Korah. A Song. 87 On the holy mount stands the city he founded;2 the LORD loves the gates of Zion more than all the dwelling places of Jacob.3 Glorious things of you are spoken, O city of God. Selah 4 Among those who know me I mention Rahab and Babylon; behold, Philistia and Tyre, with Cush1— “This one was born there,” they say.5 And of Zion it shall be said, “This one and that one were born in her”; for the Most High himself will establish her.6 The LORD records as he registers the peoples, “This one was born there.” Selah 7 Singers and dancers alike say, “All my springs are in you.” Footnotes  87:4 Probably Nubia (ESV) Proverb: Proverbs 13:12 Proverbs 13:12 (Listen) 12 Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a desire fulfilled is a tree of life. (ESV)
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Morning: Judges 10–11 Judges 10–11 (Listen) Tola and Jair 10 After Abimelech there arose to save Israel Tola the son of Puah, son of Dodo, a man of Issachar, and he lived at Shamir in the hill country of Ephraim. 2 And he judged Israel twenty-three years. Then he died and was buried at Shamir. 3 After him arose Jair the Gileadite, who judged Israel twenty-two years. 4 And he had thirty sons who rode on thirty donkeys, and they had thirty cities, called Havvoth-jair to this day, which are in the land of Gilead. 5 And Jair died and was buried in Kamon.