Of First Importance

That he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures, and that he appeared to Cephas, then  to the twelve. Then he appeared to more than five hundred brothers at one time, most of whom are still alive, though some have fallen asleep.Then he appeared to s James, then to all the apostles. Last of all, as to one untimely born,  he appeared also to me. 1 Corinthians 15

Jesus’ Resurrection
Now after the Sabbath, toward the dawn of the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and n the other Mary went to see the tomb.
And behold, there was a great earthquake, for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven and came and rolled back the stone and sat on it. His appearance was like lightning, and his clothing white as snow.
And for fear of him the guards trembled and became like dead men.
But the angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. He is not here, for he has risen,  as he said. Come, see the place where he lay.

And they found  the stone rolled away from the tomb,
but when they went in they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus.
While they were perplexed about this, behold, two l men stood by them in dazzling apparel. And as they were frightened and bowed their faces to the ground, the men said to them, “Why do you seek the living among the dead?  He is not here, but has risen. Remember how he told you, while he was still in Galilee, that the Son of Man  must be delivered into the hands of sinful men and be crucified and on  the third day rise.”

And  they remembered his words, and returning from the tomb they s told all these things to the eleven and to all the rest.

Now it was Mary Magdalene and  Joanna and Mary the mother of James and the other women with them who told these things to the apostles, but these words seemed to them an idle tale, and v they did not believe them. But Peter rose and ran to the tomb; stooping and looking in, he saw .the linen cloths by themselves; and he went home marveling at what had happened. 

After this Jesus b revealed himself c again to the disciples by d the Sea of Tiberias, and he revealed himself in this way.  Simon Peter,  Thomas (called the Twin), Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, the sons of Zebedee, and two others of his disciples were together. Simon Peter said to them, “I am going fishing.” They said to him, “We will go with you.” They went out and got into the boat, but h that night they caught nothing. 

Just as day was breaking, Jesus stood on the shore; yet the disciples  did not know that it was Jesus. Jesus said to them, “Children, do you have any fish?” They answered him, “No.” He said to them, “Cast the net on the right side of the boat, and you will find some” So they cast it, and now they were not able to haul it in, because of the quantity of fish.

That disciple l whom Jesus loved therefore said to Peter, “It is the Lord!” When Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord,  he put on his outer garment, for he was stripped for work, and threw himself into the sea.

The other disciples came in the boat, dragging the net full of fish, for they were not far from the land, but about a hundred yards off.  When they got out on land, they saw a charcoal fire in place, with fish laid out on it, and bread. Jesus said to them, “Bring some of the fish that you have just caught  So Simon Peter went aboard and hauled the net ashore, full of large fish, 153 of them. And although there were so many, the net was not torn. Jesus said to them, “Come and  have breakfast Now none of the disciples dared ask him, “Who are you?” They knew it was the Lord.

Jesus came and  took the bread and gave it to them, and so with the fish. This was now the third time that Jesus was revealed to the disciples after he was raised from the dead. 


Of First Importance

For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures 1 Corinthians 15.

The death of Jesus.

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 they offered him wine mixed with myrrh, but he did not take it.
And when they had crucified him, they divided his garments among them by casting lots. Then they sat down and  kept watch over him there. And over his head they put the charge against him, which read, “This is Jesus, the King of the Jews.”

Many of the Jews read this inscription, for  the place where Jesus was crucified was near the city, and it was written in Aramaic, in Latin, and in Greek. So the chief priests of the Jews said to Pilate, “Do not write, ‘The King of the Jews,’ but rather, ‘This man said, I am King of the Jews.’” Pilate answered,  “What I have written I have written.”

And those who passed by derided him, a wagging their heads
and saying, “You who would destroy the temple and rebuild it in three days, save yourself!  If you are d the Son of God, come down from the cross.” So also the chief priests, with the scribes and elders, mocked him, saying, “He saved others; f he cannot save himself.  He is the King of Israel; let him come down now from the cross, and we will believe in him. He trusts in God; let God deliver him now, if he desires him. For he said, ‘I am the Son of God.’” And the robbers who were crucified with him also reviled him in the same way.

But standing by the cross of Jesus were his mother and his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene.  When Jesus saw his mother and  the disciple whom he loved standing nearby, he said to his mother, “Woman, behold, your son!” Then he said to the disciple, “Behold, your mother!” And from that hour the disciple took her to a his own home.

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.”

Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land until the ninth hour.  And about the ninth hour Jesus j cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?” that is, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” And some of the bystanders, hearing it, said, “This man is calling Elijah.”  And one of them at once ran and took a sponge, filled it with l sour wine, and put it on a reed and m gave it to him to drink.  But the others said, “Wait, let us see whether Elijah will come to save him.”  And Jesus n cried out again with a loud voice and o 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.   The tombs also were opened. And many bodies of  the saints  who had fallen asleep were raised, and coming out of the tombs after his resurrection they went into the holy city and appeared to many.

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!”

 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.

The burial of Jesus

 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.

The next day, that is, after the day of Preparation, the chief priests and the Pharisees gathered before Pilate  and said, “Sir, we remember how that impostor said, while he was still alive, ‘After three days I will rise.’  Therefore order the tomb to be made secure until the third day, lest his disciples go and steal him away and tell the people, ‘He has risen from the dead,’ and the last fraud will be worse than the first.”  Pilate said to them, “You have a guard of soldiers. Go, make it as secure as you can.”  So they went and made the tomb secure by sealing the stone and setting a guard.

Blog on hold

Yes mundane tasks and work has once again forced me to not blog.  So until next week don’t look for a post. 


Q. 96 What is the coming-to-life of the new self?
A. It is wholehearted joy in God through Christ and a delight to do every kind of good as God wants us to.

Ps. 51:8, 12; Isa.57:15; Rom. 5:1; 14:17
Rom. 6:10-11; Gal. 2:20

Q. 97 What do we do that is good?
A. Only that which arises out of true faith, conforms to God’s law, and is done for his glory; and not that which is based on what we think is right or on established human tradition.

John 15:5; Heb. 11:6
Lev. 18:4; 1 Sam. 15:22; Eph. 2:10
1 Cor. 10:31
Deut. 12:32; Isa. 29:13; Ezek. 20:18-19; Matt. 15:7-9

Frenetic Friday

Some assembly required.

You know there are times when I think that I’ve seen the zenith of depravity something comes to show me that they can even top that.  Case in point Planned Parenthood was exposed for selling baby parts and not only that but planning how to get the parts needed that they sold. Hard to top that right? Wrong! Britain’s National Health Service has come out with a plan where women who have children with fatal birth defects in early pregnancy will be “encouraged” to keep their babies until they are born and once they are certified brain-dead will then be turned over for organ donation. Of particular interest are babies born with the brain defect anencephaly where they would keep their heart beating once declared brain-dead so that the organs could be harvested “fresh”. Trouble is that some babies born with anecephaly live and the older they get the less likely they can use the organs and there lies the rub. But read the article for yourself here and here. HT: What’s wrong with the world.

Beautiful picture isn’t it?  A lovely young girl for the model.  This girl, Madeline Stuart, is at nineteen years old the only model with Downs Syndrome.  And on the Cosmopolitan website they can’t make enough out of her and how her career is empowering other Down Syndrome people.  And I think it is great especially since elsewhere on the website they had a conniption fit over an Indiana bill that prevented abortions just because the babies have a disability such as Downs Syndrome! (here).  Isn’t wonderful that from one side of their mouth they praise Madeline Stuart for empowering people with Downs Syndrome and on the other side they complain about not being able to kill them in the womb.

BTW March 21 is World Down Syndrome Day  Here is a PSA for it.

That is actress Olivia Wilde in the PSA.

Have you seen this debate on renewable energy?

If you’ve watched that debate, and yes it was supposed to be on renewable energy, you will see that the protagonists in this debate are advocating that white students should kill themselves because of “white privilege”  This isn’t a joke this is exactly what these two debaters believe.  And it isn’t a debate tactic just to win the debate.  No these are the heartfelt beliefs of these two Social Justice Warriors.   And where was this debate at?  Harvard.  (source)

We’ll that is it for this Frenetic Friday come back next week.


Earworm Wednesday: Runaway ~ Traveling Wilburys Cover

So I heard this song when I went to see 10 Cloverfield Lane, and that will be a movie review for next week, but it’s been playing between the ears all week. So I went looking for a suitable cover to this Del Shannon classic. And while there are many imitators I like what The Traveling Wilburys did with this song.

And just in case you don’t know who The Traveling Wilburys are let me list the roster: Bob Dylan, George Harrison , Jeff Lynne, Roy Orbison, and Tom Petty.


94 What is involved in genuine repentance or conversion?
A.  Two things:  the dying-away of the old self, and the coming-to-life of the new.

Rom. 6:1-11; 2 Cor. 5:17; Eph. 4:22-24; Col. 3:5-10

Q. 95 What is the dying-away of the old self?
A.  It is to be genuinely sorry for sin, to hate it more and more, and to run away from it.

Ps. 51:3-4, 17; Joel 2:12-13; Rom. 8:12-13; 2 Cor. 7:10

Frenetic Friday

Suggested for mature audiences.

Here’s the latest news against the culture of death.

In an article from February 24 that reports on abortion clinics closures are at a higher level than new ones are opening. The author of the article says that thanks to Republican politicians more clinics are being shut down than opened.  Through state regulation, industry consolidation, and retiring of providers along with reduction of demand.  It is also reported that only 21 new clinics have opened in the last five years.  Let us encourage our representatives to keep this trend growing. <source>

Speaking of Planned Parenthood how about a few quotes from its founder Margaret Sanger:

The most merciful thing that the large family does to one of its infant members is to kill it.  Woman and the New Race, ch. 6:

Heart warming isn’t it?  But wait there is more.  How about this little gem:

[We should] apply a stern and rigid policy of sterilization and segregation to that grade of population whose progeny is tainted, or whose inheritance is such that objectionable traits may be transmitted to offspring.  My Way To Peace ~Margaret Sanger

If you have the intestinal fortitude to read the rest go here: 10-Eye-Opening Quotes From Planned Parenthood Founder Margaret Sanger

What follows next is an animated description of a first trimester abortion this is described by former abortionist Dr. Anthony Levatino.  While this isn’t a live action demonstration it may be too intense for younger viewers.

Let’s talk about college.  Do you have children going to college?  Well this might be of interest to you:

Robotic Over Lords alert!

Here we have the USMC making use of robots in a live fire scenario to train using moving targets.

What follows is very important:  Fairy Tales will keep Robots from Killing Us.

“The collected stories of different cultures teach children how to behave in socially acceptable ways with examples of proper and improper behaviour in fables, novels and other literature,” said Mark Riedl, an associate professor of interactive computing at Georgia Tech, who has been working on the technology with research scientist Brent Harrison.

“We believe story comprehension in robots can eliminate psychotic-appearing behaviour and reinforce choices that won’t harm humans and still achieve the intended purpose.

This system called Quixote uses stories to teach the robot how to behave for instance:

The example story involves going to a pharmacist to purchase some medication for a human who needs it as quickly as possible. The robot has three options. It can wait in line; it can interact with the pharmacists politely and purchase the medicine; or it can steal the medicine and bolt.

Without any further directives, the robot will come to the conclusion that the most efficient means of obtaining the medicine is to nick it. Quixote offers a reward signal for waiting in line and politely purchasing the medication and a punishment signal for stealing it. In this way, it learns the “moral” way to behave in that scenario.

Read more here:  Fairy Tales Teach Robots Not To Murder

And next Star Trek.

Well not actually Star Trek but close a NASA scientist has designed a ship that could travel at “Star Trek” speeds here is a picture:

IXS Enterprise
IXS Enterprise is the name of the ship named after another “Enterprise” if it works, and there is no guarantee that it would, with it humans could visit other solar systems in a matter of weeks not centuries.  The scientist in question, Harold White, designed this to inspire children to once again think about space travel.  <source>

And that is it for Frenetic Friday come back again next week for another Frenetic Friday!