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Thursday, May 25th, 2017

Burial of Jesus

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by April 11, 2017 Bible Reflection

 

The grave would not be able to hold this conquering Savior.

And when evening had come, since it was the day of Preparation, that is, the day before the Sabbath, Joseph of Arimathea, a respected member of the council, who was also himself looking for the kingdom o God, took courage and went to Pilate, and asked for the body of Jesus.  {restrict} And Pilate wondered if he were already dead; and summoning the centurion, he asked him whether he was already dead. And when he learned from the centurion that he was dead, he granted the body to Joseph. And he bought a linen shroud, and taking him down, wrapped him in the linen shroud, and laid him in a tomb which had been hewn out of the rock; and he rolled a stone against the door of the tomb. Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of Joses saw where he was laid.

Mark 15:42 – 47, RSV

For I know that my Redeemer lives and that at the last he will stand upon the Earth; (Job 19:25) [/restrict}

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