Fri 25 September
Friday of week 25 of the year
In the second year of King Darius, on the twenty-first day of the seventh month, the word of the Lord was addressed through the prophet Haggai, as follows, â€˜You are to speak to Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel, the high commissioner of Judah, to Joshua son of Jehozadak, the high priest, and to all the remnant of the people. Say this, â€œWho is there left among you that saw this Temple in its former glory? And how does it look to you now? Does it seem nothing to you? But take courage now, ZerubbabelÂ â€“ it is the Lord who speaks. Courage, High Priest Joshua son of Jehozadak! Courage, all you people of the country!Â â€“ it is the Lord who speaks. To work! I am with youÂ â€“ it is the Lord of Hosts who speaksâ€“ and my spirit remains among you. Do not be afraid! For the Lord of Hosts says this: A little while now, and I am going to shake the heavens and the earth, the sea and the dry land. I will shake all the nations and the treasures of all the nations shall flow in, and I will fill this Temple with glory, says the Lord of Hosts. Mine is the silver, mine the gold!Â â€“ it is the Lord of Hosts who speaks. The new glory of this Temple is going to surpass the old, says the Lord of Hosts, and in this place I will give peaceÂ â€“ it is the Lord of Hosts who speaks.â€â€™
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One day when Jesus was praying alone in the presence of his disciples he put this question to them, â€˜Who do the crowds say I am?â€™ And they answered, â€˜John the Baptist; others Elijah; and others say one of the ancient prophets come back to life.â€™ â€˜But you,â€™ he said â€˜who do you say I am?â€™ It was Peter who spoke up. â€˜The Christ of Godâ€™ he said. But he gave them strict orders not to tell anyone anything about this.
â€˜The Son of Manâ€™ he said â€˜is destined to suffer grievously, to be rejected by the elders and chief priests and scribes and to be put to death, and to be raised up on the third day.â€™
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By Matthew Warner - Sep 24, 2009 at 11:28 am