Thursday, April 07, 2011

(lent) 15


the jersey number of Tim Tebow of the Denver Broncos; the highest selling jersey during the 2010 season.

the first points of a tennis game.

number of players per team on the field in Rugby.

the age in which a minor can be sent to prison in the UK.

indoor soccer number of Tony Horton, also known as 'The Enforcer.' in all other sports he wears the number 22.

The number of days in each of the 24 cycles of the Chinese Calendar.

a song by Taylor Swift.

on the 15th day of April, 1989 the Hillsborough disaster took place in Sheffield, England. during a 'football' match between Liverpool and Nottingham Forrest was abandoned 6 minutes in as many fans were crushed against security fencing. 96 people died and 766 people were injured. It was the worst soccer tragedy ever.

The number of letters in the words "uncopyrightable", "dermatoglyphics", "misconjugatedly", and "hydropneumatics", which are the longest words in the English language that do not repeat a letter.

the chapter in Mark which tells of the events leading up to and including the Crucifixion.
Jesus before Pilate.
The Soldiers Mock Jesus.
The Crucifixion of Jesus.
The Death of Jesus.
The Burial of Jesus.

Pilate gives in to the people and Jesus is given a sentence of death.
Jesus is then beaten, tortured and crucified. He quickly dies... quicker that Pilate expected.
upon His death, a man named Joseph asked Pilate if he could take the body and give Jesus a proper burial.
Pilate gives in again and grants Joseph's request. The granting of this request is bigger than we might think. Perhaps the Pharisees would have liked it another way... a dead, decaying 'King' hanging on the cross, humiliated - so that their status might be elevated.
but the body is quickly removed and properly, respectfully buried.
Joseph saw to it that the tomb was sealed. Pilate saw to it that guards be placed there so that the body would not be stolen.
This was all necessary to make the testimony of Christ's resurrection all the more powerful and believable. For no one could dispute the fact that a dead Jesus was in that tomb... and no one could dispute that His body was not stolen.

then, on the third day... on that bright Sunday morning...

stay tuned...

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