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GOOD FRIDAY — What’s so ‘good’ about it?!

He was despised and rejected by men,
a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief;
and like one from whom men hide their faces
He was despised, and we did not esteem Him.

Surely our griefs He Himself bore,
and our sorrows He carried;
yet we esteemed Him stricken,
smitten of God, and afflicted

But He was pierced through for our transgressions,
He was crushed for our iniquities;
the chastisement for our peace fell upon Him,
and by His scourging we are healed.

All we like sheep have gone astray;
we have turned—every one—to his own way;
and the LORD has laid on him
the iniquity of us all.

Isaiah 53.3-6

Then Pilate took Jesus and flogged him.  And the soldiers twisted together a crown of thorns and put it on his head and arrayed him in a purple robe.  They came up to him, saying, “Hail, King of the Jews!” and struck him with their hands….

So Jesus came out, wearing the crown of thorns and the purple robe. Pilate said to them, “Behold the man!”  When the chief priests and the officers saw him, they cried out, “Crucify him, crucify him!”  Pilate said to them, “Take him yourselves and crucify him, for I find no guilt in him.”…

Now it was the day of Preparation of the Passover. It was about the sixth hour….  So he delivered him over to them to be crucified. 

[Jesus] said, “It is finished,” and bowed his head and gave up his spirit.

John 19.1-3, 5-6, 14, 16, 30

Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land until the ninth hour….  And Jesus cried out again with a loud voice and yielded up his spirit.  And behold, the curtain of the temple was torn in two, from top to bottom.  And the earth shook, and the rocks were split….  When the centurion and those who were with him, keeping watch over Jesus, saw the earthquake and what took place, they were filled with awe and said, “Truly this was the Son of God!”

Matthew 27.45, 50, 54

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The blood shall be a sign for you on the houses where you live, and when I see the blood I will pass over you, and no plague will befall you to destroy you when I strike the land of Egypt.  ~Exodus 12.13

The blood shall be a sign for you on the houses where you live, and when I see the blood I will pass over you, and no plague will befall you to destroy you when I strike the land of Egypt.  ~Exodus 12.13

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It’s time to remind the federal government that, according to the Constitution, it has LIMITED POWERS!

It’s time to remind the federal government that, according to the Constitution, it has LIMITED POWERS!

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Stand with Cliven Bundy!

Stand with Cliven Bundy!

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