Friday, April 23, 2010
Dad's coming home tonight (he's been working at Wangarratta for a year and a half now, only coming home on weekends and holidays) and I hope we'll be able to do some fun family stuff.
Also its saint Georges day!! But we haven't been able to do any stuff on it yet here's some plans Mummy had.
May your Sword Stay Sharp,
Thursday, April 15, 2010
However we discovered FINALLY that our provider had been in dispute with their provider and that our service was no longer 'on line' so to speak.
So finally after much work by Daddy has found a new Internet provider. It wont be much different to the one we have now except it will be tons faster for internet pages to load. Yes!!!!! but we will have to change all the E-mails and stuff. NOOOOOOOO!!!!!
May your Sword Stay Sharp,
Sunday, April 4, 2010
CHRIST IS RISEN
1On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, the women took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb. 2They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, 3but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. 4While they were wondering about this, suddenly two men in clothes that gleamed like lightning stood beside them. 5In their fright the women bowed down with their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, "Why do you look for the living among the dead? 6He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee: 7'The Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.' " 8Then they remembered his words.
9When they came back from the tomb, they told all these things to the Eleven and to all the others. 10It was Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Mary the mother of James, and the others with them who told this to the apostles. 11But they did not believe the women, because their words seemed to them like nonsense. 12Peter, however, got up and ran to the tomb. Bending over, he saw the strips of linen lying by themselves, and he went away, wondering to himself what had happened.
13Now that same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem. 14They were talking with each other about everything that had happened. 15As they talked and discussed these things with each other, Jesus himself came up and walked along with them; 16but they were kept from recognizing him.
17He asked them, "What are you discussing together as you walk along?"
They stood still, their faces downcast. 18One of them, named Cleopas, asked him, "Are you only a visitor to Jerusalem and do not know the things that have happened there in these days?"
19"What things?" he asked.
"About Jesus of Nazareth," they replied. "He was a prophet, powerful in word and deed before God and all the people. 20The chief priests and our rulers handed him over to be sentenced to death, and they crucified him; 21but we had hoped that he was the one who was going to redeem Israel. And what is more, it is the third day since all this took place. 22In addition, some of our women amazed us. They went to the tomb early this morning 23but didn't find his body. They came and told us that they had seen a vision of angels, who said he was alive. 24Then some of our companions went to the tomb and found it just as the women had said, but him they did not see."
25He said to them, "How foolish you are, and how slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken! 26Did not the Christ have to suffer these things and then enter his glory?" 27And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning himself.
28As they approached the village to which they were going, Jesus acted as if he were going farther. 29But they urged him strongly, "Stay with us, for it is nearly evening; the day is almost over." So he went in to stay with them.
30When he was at the table with them, he took bread, gave thanks, broke it and began to give it to them. 31Then their eyes were opened and they recognized him, and he disappeared from their sight. 32They asked each other, "Were not our hearts burning within us while he talked with us on the road and opened the Scriptures to us?"
33They got up and returned at once to Jerusalem. There they found the Eleven and those with them, assembled together 34and saying, "It is true! The Lord has risen and has appeared to Simon." 35Then the two told what had happened on the way, and how Jesus was recognized by them when he broke the bread.
36While they were still talking about this, Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, "Peace be with you."
37They were startled and frightened, thinking they saw a ghost. 38He said to them, "Why are you troubled, and why do doubts rise in your minds? 39Look at my hands and my feet. It is I myself! Touch me and see; a ghost does not have flesh and bones, as you see I have."
40When he had said this, he showed them his hands and feet. 41And while they still did not believe it because of joy and amazement, he asked them, "Do you have anything here to eat?" 42They gave him a piece of broiled fish, 43and he took it and ate it in their presence.
44He said to them, "This is what I told you while I was still with you: Everything must be fulfilled that is written about me in the Law of Moses, the Prophets and the Psalms."
45Then he opened their minds so they could understand the Scriptures. 46He told them, "This is what is written: The Christ will suffer and rise from the dead on the third day, 47and repentance and forgiveness of sins will be preached in his name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. 48You are witnesses of these things. 49I am going to send you what my Father has promised; but stay in the city until you have been clothed with power from on high."
50When he had led them out to the vicinity of Bethany, he lifted up his hands and blessed them. 51While he was blessing them, he left them and was taken up into heaven. 52Then they worshiped him and returned to Jerusalem with great joy. 53And they stayed continually at the temple, praising God.
May your Sword Stay Sharp,
Friday, April 2, 2010
1The whole assembly then rose, and they brought him before Pilate. 2 They began their accusation by saying, 'We found this man inciting our people to revolt, opposing payment of the tribute to Caesar, and claiming to be Christ, a king.' 3 Pilate put to him this question, 'Are you the king of the Jews?' He replied, 'It is you who say it.' 4 Pilate then said to the chief priests and the crowd, 'I find no case against this man.' 5 But they persisted, 'He is inflaming the people with his teaching all over Judea and all the way from Galilee, where he started, down to here.' 6 When Pilate heard this, he asked if the man were a Galilean; 7 and finding that he came under Herod's jurisdiction, he passed him over to Herod, who was also in Jerusalem at that time. 8 Herod was delighted to see Jesus; he had heard about him and had been wanting for a long time to set eyes on him; moreover, he was hoping to see some miracle worked by him. 9 So he questioned him at some length, but without getting any reply. 10 Meanwhile the chief priests and the scribes were there, vigorously pressing their accusations. 11 Then Herod, together with his guards, treated him with contempt and made fun of him; he put a rich cloak on him and sent him back to Pilate. 12 And though Herod and Pilate had been enemies before, they were reconciled that same day. 13 Pilate then summoned the chief priests and the leading men and the people. 14 He said to them, 'You brought this man before me as a popular agitator. Now I have gone into the matter myself in your presence and found no grounds in the man for any of the charges you bring against him. 15 Nor has Herod either, since he has sent him back to us. As you can see, the man has done nothing that deserves death, 16 so I shall have him flogged and then let him go.' 17 18 But as one man they howled, 'Away with him! Give us Barabbas!' 19 (This man had been thrown into prison because of a riot in the city and murder.) 20 In his desire to set Jesus free, Pilate addressed them again, 21 but they shouted back, 'Crucify him! Crucify him!' 22 And for the third time he spoke to them, 'But what harm has this man done? I have found no case against him that deserves death, so I shall have him flogged and then let him go.' 23 But they kept on shouting at the top of their voices, demanding that he should be crucified. And their shouts kept growing louder. 24 Pilate then gave his verdict: their demand was to be granted. 25 He released the man they asked for, who had been imprisoned because of rioting and murder, and handed Jesus over to them to deal with as they pleased. 26 As they were leading him away they seized on a man, Simon from Cyrene, who was coming in from the country, and made him shoulder the cross and carry it behind Jesus. 27 Large numbers of people followed him, and women too, who mourned and lamented for him. 28 But Jesus turned to them and said, 'Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for me; weep rather for yourselves and for your children. 29 For look, the days are surely coming when people will say, "Blessed are those who are barren, the wombs that have never borne children, the breasts that have never suckled!" 30 Then they will begin to say to the mountains, "Fall on us!"; to the hills, "Cover us!" 31 For if this is what is done to green wood, what will be done when the wood is dry?' 32 Now they were also leading out two others, criminals, to be executed with him. 33 When they reached the place called The Skull, there they crucified him and the two criminals, one on his right, the other on his left. 34 Jesus said, 'Father, forgive them; they do not know what they are doing.' Then they cast lots to share out his clothing. 35 The people stayed there watching. As for the leaders, they jeered at him with the words, 'He saved others, let him save himself if he is the Christ of God, the Chosen One.' 36 The soldiers mocked him too, coming up to him, offering him vinegar, 37 and saying, 'If you are the king of the Jews, save yourself.' 38 Above him there was an inscription: 'This is the King of the Jews'. 39 One of the criminals hanging there abused him: 'Are you not the Christ? Save yourself and us as well.' 40 But the other spoke up and rebuked him. 'Have you no fear of God at all?' he said. 'You got the same sentence as he did, 41 but in our case we deserved it: we are paying for what we did. But this man has done nothing wrong.' 42 Then he said, 'Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.' 43 He answered him, 'In truth I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise.' 44 It was now about the sixth hour and the sun's light failed, so that darkness came over the whole land until the ninth hour. 45 The veil of the Sanctuary was torn right down the middle. 46 Jesus cried out in a loud voice saying, 'Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.' With these words he breathed his last. 47 When the centurion saw what had taken place, he gave praise to God and said, 'Truly, this was an upright man.' 48 And when all the crowds who had gathered for the spectacle saw what had happened, they went home beating their breasts. 49 All his friends stood at a distance; so also did the women who had accompanied him from Galilee and saw all this happen. 50 And now a member of the Council arrived, a good and upright man named Joseph. 51 He had not consented to what the others had planned and carried out. He came from Arimathaea, a Jewish town, and he lived in the hope of seeing the kingdom of God. 52 This man went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus. 53 He then took it down, wrapped it in a shroud and put it in a tomb which was hewn in stone and which had never held a body. 54 It was Preparation day and the Sabbath was beginning to grow light. 55 Meanwhile the women who had come from Galilee with Jesus were following behind. They took note of the tomb and how the body had been laid. 56 Then they returned and prepared spices and ointments. And on the Sabbath day they rested, as the Law required.
May your Sword Stay Sharp,