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Okay. This is going to be awkward.

 

Now I don’t want to downplay the resurrection of Jesus this morning.  Believe me, I really don’t.

 

But you realize this isn’t the first time this happened, right?   We’re celebrating the fact that a man who was dead was raised to life again.  But it happened before! (more…)

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We call this day, MAUNDY THURSDAY.  What does MAUNDY mean?  Lots of times it gets rendered MONDAY THURSDAY.  But no, the name of this day is NOT two days of the week.  The first word is MAUNDY.  It comes from the Latin word, maundatum which means commandment.  It’s the first word in Latin of something that Jesus said to his disciples on this night: maundatum novum do vobis.  Which means, “a new commandment I give you.” (more…)

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In a scene from the movie Jack the Giant Slayer, Jack and some companions are struggling to climb the giant beanstalk.  On the way up, Jack slips and suffers a terrible fall which renders him unconscious if not, perhaps mortally wounded.   He finally opens his eyes to see one of his cohorts staring back at him.  “Am I dead”  Jack asks?  “Not just yet” is the response.

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