Friday, March 29, 2013

Holy Week: Saturday

From the Russian Church of Alexander Nevsky

Luke 23
39 ¶And one of the malefactors which were hanged arailed on him, saying, If thou be Christ, save thyself and us.
 40 But the other answering rebuked him, saying, Dost not thou fear God, seeing thou art in the same condemnation?
 41 And we indeed justly; for we receive the due areward of our deeds: but this man hath done nothing amiss.
 42 And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom.
 43 And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me in aparadise.

1 Peter 3
 18 For Christ also hath once asuffered for sins, the just for the bunjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to cdeath in the flesh, but quickened by the dSpirit:
 19 By which also he went and apreached unto the bspirits in cprison;

With his body in the tomb, the Spirit of Jesus went to preach in the Spirit World. Here are some images from the Holy Land of things Jesus taught about during his earthly ministry that may also have been part of his ministry in paradise. 

Matthew 7
 17 Even so every good tree bringeth forth agood bfruit; but a ccorrupt tree bringeth forth devil fruit.
 18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.
 19 Every tree that bringeth not forth good afruit is bhewn down, and cast into the fire.
 20 Wherefore by their afruits ye shall know them.

Village of Jish in the northern Galilee

 Matthew 5
14 Ye are the alight of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.
 15 Neither do men light a acandle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.
 16 Let your alight so shine before men, that they may see your good bworks, and cglorify your Father which is in heaven.
 Jews and Arabs in Hebron 1995

 Matthew 5
44 But I say unto you, aLove your benemies, cbless them that dcurse you, do egood to them that fhate you, and gpray for them which despitefully use you, and hpersecute you;
 45 That ye amay be the bchildren of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth crain on the just and on the unjust.

 The Lord's Prayer in Indonesian from the Pater Noster Church

Matthew 6
aAfter this manner therefore bpray ye: Our cFather which art in heaven, dHallowed be thy ename.
 10 Thy akingdom come. Thy bwill be done cin earth, as it is in heaven.
 11 Give us this day our daily abread.
 12 And forgive us our adebts, as we bforgive our debtors.
 13 aAnd blead us not into ctemptation, dbut deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the eglory, for ever. Amen.
 14 For if ye aforgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you:
 15 But if ye aforgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.

A small side entry (aka eye of the needle) beside a main gate into Roman Jerusalem

Matthew 19
24 And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a arich man to enter into the kingdom of God.

Anemones (lillies) at biblical Beth Shemesh

Matthew 6
28 And why take ye thought for raiment? aConsider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:
 29 And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.

  The Southwest corner of the Temple Mount

Mark 12
10 And have ye not read this scripture; The astone which the builders rejected is become the head of the corner:

Water flowing from the springs at Dan

John 4
10 Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the agift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee bliving water.

Near the Mt. of Beatitudes

 Matthew 13
 And he spake many things unto them in parables, saying, Behold, a sower went forth to sow;
 And when he sowed, some seeds fell by the way side, and the fowls came and devoured them up:
 Some fell upon astony places, where they had not much earth: and forthwith they sprung up, because they had no deepness of earth:
 And when the sun was up, they were scorched; and because they had no root, they withered away.
 And some fell among athorns; and the thorns sprung up, and choked them:
 But other fell into good ground, and abrought forth fruit, some an hundredfold, some sixtyfold, some thirtyfold.

Mustard tree in the Kidron Valley

Matthew 13
31 ¶Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is like to a agrain of mustard seed, which a man took, and sowed in his field:
 32 Which indeed is the least of all seeds: but when it is grown, it is the greatest among herbs, and becometh a tree, so that the abirds of the air come and lodge in the branches thereof.

Matthew 17
 20 And Jesus said unto them, Because of your aunbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have bfaith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this cmountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be dimpossible unto you.

Sea of Galilee near Capernaum

 Matthew 4
19 And he saith unto them, aFollow me, and I will make you bfishers of men.

Near shepherds field, Beit Sahour.

Luke 14
28 For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it?
 29 Lest haply, after he hath laid the foundation, and is not able to finish it, all that behold it begin to mock him,

 30 Saying, This man began to build, and was not able to finish.

The separation wall that runs around and through Bethlehem

John 8
32 And ye shall aknow the btruth, and the ctruth shall make you dfree.
36 If the Son therefore shall make you afree, ye shall be free indeed.

Friday family dinner with the Qawasmi family.

 Luke 14
15 ¶And when one of them that sat at meat with him heard these things, he said unto him, Blessed is he that shall aeat bbread in the kingdom of God.

 16 Then said he unto him, A certain man made a great supper, and bade many:

 17 And sent his servant at supper time to say to them that were bidden, Come; for all things are now ready.

Judean Wilderness along the road down to Jericho.

Luke 15
What man of you, having an hundred sheep, if he lose one of them, doth not leave the ninety and nine ain the wilderness, and go after that which is blost, until he find it?

Sea of Galilee

Mark 4
 39 And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, aPeace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great bcalm.
 40 And he said unto them, Why are ye so afearful? how is it that ye have no bfaith?
 41 And they feared exceedingly, and said one to another, What manner of man is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?

Giving 5 year old Will a rest.

Matthew 11
28 aCome unto me, all ye that blabour and are heavy laden, and I will give you crest.
 29 Take my ayoke upon you, and blearn of me; for I am cmeek and dlowly in eheart: and ye shall find frest unto your souls.
 30 For my yoke is aeasy, and my burden is light.

Israeli wheat fields near the south end of the Sea of Galilee

Matthew 13
24 ¶Another aparable put he forth unto them, saying, The bkingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good cseed in his field:
 25 But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed atares among the wheat, and went his way.

 Children in a Bethlehem orphanage 1982

 Luke 18
 16 But Jesus called them unto him, and said, Suffer little achildren to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.

East Jerusalem bread, best eaten with zaatar.

John 6:35: I am the bread of life.

Sea of Galilee

John 8:12: I am the light of the world.

Nazareth Village

John 10: 7: I am the door of the sheep.

Mar Elias monastery between Bethlehem and Jerusalem

Near Jib (biblical Gibeon)

John 10:11: I am the good shepherd.

From the Catholic Church in Bethany

John 11: 25: I am the resurrection and the life.

BYU students walking the hills of Samaria, 1982.

John 14: 6: I am the way, the truth and the life.

In the Armenian quarter of Jerusalem.

John 15:5 I am the vine.

Greek Orthodox Rotunda in the Church of the Holy Sepulcher

John 8
58 Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am.

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