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Mar 24, 2015

90 Day Challenge – Day 83

Sarah Christmyer

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Bible Time Period: Messianic Fulfillment

You sent your only Son, Jesus Christ the Messiah, to fulfill all your promises: Give me new life in him.

Reflection

As we saw yesterday, the disciples couldn’t conceive of a suffering Messiah.  Yet Christ came for that very purpose.  Today’s reading shows him heading resolutely for the Cross.  In his suffering, Christ takes upon himself the curse of Adam (the toil; the thorns’ the sweat) and the curse of death.  By pouring himself out in love to death, he saves.  He takes on our curse and offers us his life.

Key Verse to Remember from the Period of Messianic Fulfillment

“Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God.  And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus.  He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Most High; and the Lord God will give to him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there will be no end” (Lk 1:30-33).

Today’s Reading

Luke 21-24

Today’s Question

This concludes the period of Messianic Fulfillment, and you are nearly done this reading challenge!  Re-read the account of Jesus’ appearance to disciples on the road to Emmaus (24:13-35).  What does it tell you about the value of what you have been doing these past 83 days?

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  • One thing to keep in mind is that Zack Snyder’s movie is truly Frank Miller’s, the original writer of this story. Miller is the writer/creator of Sin City, 300, the inception of the “Dark Knight” as we know today, the Darkness of Daredevil and many other “dark” concepts coming forth for comics that we’re just now seeing today, esp. on the big screen. Miller is a fallen away Catholic. Someone I used to relate to and be a HUGE fan of… when I also was a fallen a Catholic. Boy how things have changed. But poor Frank hasn’t. Pray for him. He’s a strong influence on the wrong side. As you’re saying here, “He has the ability, but not the Nobility” and therefore nether do any of the characters in his stories. Before, one had to seek out these characters by reading comics and graphic novels. But like everything else, now the access/influence is there whether you’re seeking it or not. To battle against those without nobility, we must become all the more noble. Thanks for all the videos. Just wanted to comment to give credit where credit is due. Pray for Frank and all he has influenced… like Zack Snyder.

  • I really like this perspective, even Bill Maher thought this superhero fighting seemed lame and kinda hopeless, looks like another fallen Catholic to add to the prayer list.

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