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      Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. observe the Memorial of Christ’s death (also called “the Lord’s Evening Meal” - 1 Corinthians 11:20) because Christians are commanded to. Jesus said to "Keep doing this in remembrance of me.” (1 Cor. 11:24) But how often? The Memorial of Jesus’ death is truly a memorial, and memorials are usually observed annually.
      Additionally, when Jesus was on Earth, Jesus celebrated the Passover with his apostles, and then instituted the Lord’s Evening Meal. Because this meal replaced the Jewish Passover it is appropriate to observe it just once a year.
      Does Paul's use of the word "often" mean that the Lord’s Evening Meal should be celebrated more often than once a year? Referring to the institution of the Memorial of Jesus’ death, Paul wrote: “As often as you eat this loaf and drink this cup, you keep proclaiming the death of the Lord, until he arrives.” (1 Corinthians 11:25, 26) So what did Paul mean here? Did he really mean for Christ's death to be commemorated frequently - more often than once a year? Notice this excerpt from the w03 1/1 p. 31; Questions From Readers; par. 2: "In the context of 1 Corinthians 11:25, 26, Paul was discussing, not how often, but how the Memorial should be observed. In the original Greek, he did not use the word pol·la′kis, which means “often” or “frequently.” Rather, he used the word ho·sa′kis, which means “as often as,” an idiom meaning “whenever,” “every time that.” Paul was saying: ‘Every time that you do this, you keep proclaiming the death of the Lord.’" 

    • By The Librarian
      Jehovah's Witnesses commemorate Christ's death as a ransom or "propitiatory sacrifice" by observing the Lord's Evening Meal, or Memorial. They celebrate it once per year, noting that it was instituted on the Passover, an annual festival. This is the only celebration the Bible commands Christians to observe.

      Of those who attend the Memorial, a small minority worldwide partake of the unleavened bread and wine. This is because Jehovah's Witnesses believe that the majority of the faithful have an earthly hope. Only those who believe they have a heavenly hope, the "remnant" (those still living) of the 144,000 "anointed", partake of the bread and wine. In 2014, the number of persons who partook worldwide was 
      Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. , whereas the number who attended was  Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. .

      The Memorial, held after sunset, includes a talk on the meaning of the celebration and the circulation among the audience of  Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.  and  Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. . Jehovah's Witnesses believe the bread symbolizes Jesus Christ's body which he gave on behalf of mankind, and that the wine symbolizes his blood which redeems from sin. They do not believe in transubstantiation or consubstantiation. Because many congregations have no members who claim to be anointed, it is common for no one to partake of the bread and wine.

      See also: What is the meaning of the bread and the wine served at the Memorial?

      Jehovah’s Witnesses observe the Memorial after sundown on Nisan 14, according to the reckoning of the Jewish calendar that was common in the first century. The Jewish day begins at sundown and extends until the following sundown. So Jesus died on the same Jewish calendar day that he instituted the Memorial. The beginning of the month of Nisan was the sunset after the new moon nearest the spring equinox became visible in Jerusalem. The Memorial date is 14 days thereafter. (Thus the date for the Memorial may not coincide with that of the Passover kept by modern-day Jews. Why not? The start of their calendar months is set to coincide with the astronomical new moon, not the visible new moon over Jerusalem, which may come 18 to 30 hours later. Also, most Jews today keep the Passover on Nisan 15, not on the 14th as did Jesus in harmony with what was stated in the Mosaic Law.)

      Memorial is always held on the first full moon after March 21st. It's always a full moon because Memorial is always held 14 days after the new moon. Hebrew months start on the new moon (the new month). Therefore Nisan 14 is always a full moon (+- 24 hours).

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      Why is it observed annually?
       
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      Here is another question.
      If Christ has ALREADY come to Earth as an invisible presence, and is ruling as King NOW ......  starting in 1914 ...... why are we still celebrating the Memorial?
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      Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.   The first rendering of God’s personal name in an English Bible appeared in 1530 in William Tyndale’s translation of the Pentateuch. He used the form “Iehouah.”
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      By Guest Nicole
      As the one-year anniversary of Chester Bennington's death approaches, his widow Talinda has compiled a list of all official memorial services worldwide. "There are so many beautiful memorials planned all around the WORLD in honor of Chester," she wrote in a tweet. "I wanted to share them with you."
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    • By Brother Rando
      The Memorial of Christ is not the Last Supper that the world continues to celebrate. The Last Supper can also be rendered the Last Passover Meal. The Jewish Day began at Sunset.  Since the Sun sets at various times, the Passover Supper would begin after the Sun disappeared from the Horizon with darkness setting in. The Last Passover Meal was Nisan 14th, 33 CE with the abolishment of the Old Covenant.
      When evening came, he was reclining at the table with the 12 disciples. ?While they were eating, he said: “Truly I say to you, one of you will betray me.” (
      Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. )   The event that concluded the Last Passover Meal was the dismissal of an unfaithful apostle.  Jesus answered: “It is the one to whom I will give the piece of bread that I dip.” So after dipping the bread, he took it and gave it to Judas, the son of Simon Iscariot. ?After Judas took the piece of bread, then Satan entered into him. So Jesus said to him: “What you are doing, do it more quickly.”  ( Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. )  “So after he received the piece of bread, he went out immediately. And it was night.” ( Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. ) After dismissing the betrayer from the midst of the Faithful Disciples, Jesus instituted a new teaching for His Faithful Followers.  Notice, the whole world wasn’t invited, but those who proved to be faithful and trustworthy up to this point.  Since the founding of the Christian Congregation on Pentecost 33 CE, Christians have been commemorating the death of Jesus Christ every Nisan 14th.  With one simple command,  his faithful sheep “Keep doing this in remembrance of me.” (
      Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. ) Please join us for the annual observance of the death of Jesus Christ. This year it will be held on  Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. .   Search for your 
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      memorial get together and picnic tshirts... wear these amazing tshirts to your next get together in your congregation...place the orders now!


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      FYI:
      The 2018 Memorial will be held on Saturday, March 31, 2018.
      The 2019 Memorial will be held on Friday, April 19, 2019.
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    • By James Thomas Rook Jr.
      SCENARIO:  You are at a packed Kingdom Hall on Memorial night, and ten minutes into the remembrance talk, six masked people with weapons enter the Kingdom Hall and begin shooting everyone they can, without any conversation.  
      You are shot in the left side of your face and most of those teeth are gone.
      Before you know what is going on twelve Brothers and Sisters have been shot, screaming and panic ensues, and there is blood and bodies and brains all over, and the shooting continues.
      Would it be fitting for a Brother  to use his handgun to return fire on the murderers to try and save his own life, or the lives of his Brothers and Sisters?
      Or, in PubSpeak ... "Would it be fitting for a Christian to keep a firearm, such as a handgun or a rifle, for protection against other humans?" ( July 2017 Watchtower )
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        Matthew 28:1
      After the Sabbath, when it was growing light on the first day of the week, Mary Mag′da·lene and the other Mary came to view the grave. Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.
        Matthew 28:5-15
      Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. But the angel said to the women: “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus who was executed on the stake. Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. He is not here, for he was raised up, just as he said. Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.  Come, see the place where he was lying.  Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. Then go quickly and tell his disciples that he was raised up from the dead, for look! he is going ahead of you into Gal′i·lee. Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.  You will see him there. Look! I have told you.” Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. So, quickly leaving the memorial tomb, with fear and great joy, they ran to report to his disciples. Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.   Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. And look! Jesus met them and said: “Good day!” They approached and took hold of his feet and did obeisance Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.  to him.  Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. Then Jesus said to them: “Have no fear! Go, report to my brothers so that they may go to Gal′i·lee, and there they will see me.” Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. While they were on their way, some of the guards Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.  went into the city and reported to the chief priests all the things that had happened.  Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. And after these had gathered with the elders and had consulted together, they gave a considerable number of silver pieces to the soldiers  Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. and said: “Say, ‘His disciples came in the night and stole him while we were sleeping.’ Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.   Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. And if this gets to the governor’s ears, we will explain the matter to Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.  him and you will not need to worry.”  Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. So they took the silver pieces and did as they were instructed, and this story has been spread abroad among the Jews up to this very day.
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    • By The Librarian
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      Matthew 27:1, 2
      When morning came, all the chief priests and the elders of the people consulted together against Jesus to put him to death. Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. After binding him, they led him off and handed him over to Pilate, the governor. Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. Matthew 27:27-37
      Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the governor’s residence and gathered the whole body of troops together around him. Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.   Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. And disrobing him, they draped him with a scarlet cloak, Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.   Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. and they braided a crown out of thorns and put it on his head and put a reed in his right hand. And kneeling before him, they mocked him, saying: “Greetings, Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.  you King of the Jews!”  Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. And they spat on him Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.  and took the reed and began hitting him on his head.  Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. Finally, after they had mocked him, they stripped him of the cloak and put his outer garments on him and led him off to be nailed to the stake. Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. As they were going out, they found a man of Cy·re′ne named Simon. This man they compelled into service to carry his torture stake. Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.   Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. And when they came to a place called Gol′go·tha,that is, Skull Place, Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.   Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. they gave him wine mixed with gall Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.  to drink; Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.  but after tasting it, he refused to drink it.  Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. When they had nailed him to the stake, they distributed his outer garments by casting lots, Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.   Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. and they sat there keeping watch over him. Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. They also posted above his head the charge against him, in writing: “This is Jesus the King of the Jews.” Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.
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      Daytime Events - Nisan 15

      Matthew 27:62-66
      Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. The next day, which was after the Preparation, Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.  the chief priests and the Pharisees gathered together before Pilate, Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. saying: “Sir, we recall what that impostor said while he was still alive, ‘After three days I am to be raised up.’ Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.   Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. Therefore, command that the grave be made secure until the third day, so that his disciples may not come and steal him Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.  and say to the people, ‘He was raised up from the dead!’ Then this last deception will be worse than the first.”  Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. Pilate said to them: “You may have a guard. Go make it as secure as you know how.”  Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. So they went and made the grave secure by sealing the stone and posting a guard.
       
      After Sunset - Nisan 16

      Matthew 28:2-4
      Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. And look! a great earthquake had taken place, for Jehovah’s Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. angel had descended from heaven and had come and rolled away the stone, and he was sitting on it. Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.   Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. His appearance was like lightning, and his clothing was as white as snow. Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.   Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. Yes, out of their fear of him, the watchmen trembled and became as dead men.
       
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        Daytime Events Nisan 13
      Matthew 26:17-19
      Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. On the first day of the Unleavened Bread, Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.  the disciples came to Jesus, saying: “Where do you want us to prepare for you to eat the Passover?” Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.   Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. He said: “Go into the city to So-and-so and say to him, ‘The Teacher says: “My appointed time is near; I will celebrate the Passover with my disciples at your home.”’”  Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. So the disciples did as Jesus instructed them and prepared for the Passover.
      Luke 22:7-13
      Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. The first day of the Unleavened Bread now arrived, on which the Passover sacrifice must be offered; Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.   Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. so Jesus sent Peter and John, saying: “Go and get the Passover ready for us to eat.” Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.   Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. They said to him: “Where do you want us to get it ready?”  Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. He said to them: “Look! When you enter into the city, a man carrying an earthenware water jar will meet you. Follow him into the house that he enters. Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.   Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. And say to the landlord of the house, ‘The Teacher says to you: “Where is the guest room where I may eat the Passover with my disciples?”’  Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. And that man will show you a large, furnished upper room. Get it ready there.”  Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. So they left and found it just as he had told them, and they prepared for the Passover.
        Events after sunset - Nisan 14
      Matthew 26:20-56
      Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. When evening came, Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.  he was reclining at the table with the 12 disciples. Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.   Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. While they were eating, he said: “Truly I say to you, one of you will betray me.” Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.   Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. Being very much grieved at this, each and every one began to say to him: “Lord, it is not I, is it?”  Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. In reply he said: “The one who dips his hand with me into the bowl is the one who will betray me. Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.   Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. True, the Son of man is going away, just as it is written about him, but woe Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.  to that man through whom the Son of man is betrayed! Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.  It would have been better for that man if he had not been born.” Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.   Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. Judas, who was about to betray him, replied: “It is not I, is it, Rabbi?” Jesus said to him: “You yourself said it.”
      Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. As they continued eating, Jesus took a loaf, and after saying a blessing, he broke it, Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.  and giving it to the disciples, he said: “Take, eat. This means my body.” Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.   Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. And taking a cup, he offered thanks and gave it to them, saying: “Drink out of it, all of you, Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.   Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. for this means my ‘blood Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.  of the covenant,’ Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. which is to be poured out in behalf of many Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.  for forgiveness of sins. Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.   Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. But I say to you: I will by no means drink again any of this product of the vine until that day when I drink it new with you in the Kingdom of my Father.” Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.   Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. Finally, after singing praises, Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.  they went out to the Mount of Olives. Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.
      Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. Then Jesus said to them: “All of you will be stumbled in connection with me on this night, for it is written: ‘I will strike the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock will be scattered about.’ Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.   Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. But after I have been raised up, I will go ahead of you into Gal′i·lee.” Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.   Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. But Peter, in response, said to him: “Although all the others are stumbled in connection with you, I will never be stumbled!” Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.   Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. Jesus said to him: “Truly I say to you, on this night, before a rooster crows, you will disown me three times.” Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.   Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. Peter said to him: “Even if I should have to die with you, I will by no means disown you.” Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.  All the other disciples also said the same thing.
      Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. Then Jesus came with them to the spot called Geth·sem′a·ne, Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.  and he said to the disciples: “Sit down here while I go over there and pray.” Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.   Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. And taking along Peter and the two sons of Zeb′e·dee, he began to feel grieved and to be greatly troubled. Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.   Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. Then he said to them: “I am Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.  deeply grieved, even to death. Stay here and keep on the watch with me.” Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.   Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. And going a little way forward, he fell facedown, praying: Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.  “My Father, if it is possible, let this cup Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.  pass away from me. Yet, not as I will, but as you will.” Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.
      Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. He returned to the disciples and found them sleeping, and he said to Peter: “Could you not so much as keep on the watch for one hour with me? Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.   Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. Keep on the watch Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.  and pray continually, Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.  so that you may not enter into temptation. Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.  The spirit, of course, is eager, Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.  but the flesh is weak.” Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.   Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. Again, a second time, he went off and prayed: “My Father, if it is not possible for this to pass away unless I drink it, let your will take place.” Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.   Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. And he came again and found them sleeping, for their eyes were heavy.  Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. So leaving them, he again went off and prayed for a third time, saying once more the same thing.  Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. Then he returned to the disciples and said to them: “At such a time as this, you are sleeping and resting! Look! The hour has drawn near for the Son of man to be betrayed into the hands of sinners.  Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. Get up, let us go. Look! My betrayer has drawn near.”  Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. While he was still speaking, look! Judas, one of the Twelve, came and with him a large crowd with swords and clubs, sent from the chief priests and the elders of the people. Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.
      Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. Now his betrayer had given them a sign, saying: “Whoever it is I kiss, he is the one; take him into custody.”  Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. And going straight up to Jesus, he said: “Greetings, Rabbi!” and gave him a tender kiss.  Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. But Jesus said to him: “Fellow, for what purpose are you present?” Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.  Then they came forward and seized Jesus and took him into custody.  Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. But look! one of those with Jesus reached out his hand and drew his sword and struck the slave of the high priest, taking off his ear. Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.   Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. Then Jesus said to him: “Return your sword to its place, Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.  for all those who take up the sword will perish by the sword. Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.   Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. Or do you think that I cannot appeal to my Father to supply me at this moment more than 12 legions of angels? Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.   Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. In that case, how would the Scriptures be fulfilled that say it must take place this way?”  Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. In that hour Jesus said to the crowds: “Did you come out to arrest me with swords and clubs as against a robber? Day after day I used to sit in the temple teaching, Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.  and yet you did not take me into custody. Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.   Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. But all of this has taken place for the writings Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.  of the prophets to be fulfilled.” Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.  Then all the disciples abandoned him and fled. Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.
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      Matthew 26:1-5
      Now when Jesus had finished saying all these things, he said to his disciples:  Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. “You know that two days from now the Passover takes place, Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.  and the Son of man will be handed over to be executed on the stake.” Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.
      Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. Then the chief priests and the elders of the people gathered in the courtyard of the high priest, who was named Ca′ia·phas, Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.   Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. and they conspired together Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.  to seize Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.  Jesus by cunning Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.  and to kill him.  Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. However, they were saying: “Not at the festival, so that there may not be an uproar among the people.”
      Mathew 26:14-16
      Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. Then one of the Twelve, the one called Judas Is·car′i·ot, Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.  went to the chief priests Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.   Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. and said: “What will you give me to betray him to you?” Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.  They stipulated to him 30 silver pieces. Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.   Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. So from then on, he kept looking for a good opportunity to betray him.
      Luke 22:1-6
      Now the Festival of the Unleavened Bread, which is called Passover, Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.  was getting near. Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.   Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. And the chief priests and the scribes were looking for an effective way to get rid of him, Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.  because they were afraid of the people. Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.   Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. Then Satan entered into Judas, the one called Is·car′i·ot, who was numbered among the Twelve, Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.   Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. and he went off and talked with the chief priests and temple captains about how to betray him to them. Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.   Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. They were delighted at this and agreed to give him silver money. Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.   Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. So he consented and began looking for a good opportunity to betray him to them without a crowd around.
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      112 Jesus' Final Passover Is At Hand

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      Matthew 21:33-41 Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. “Hear another illustration: There was a man, a landowner, who planted a vineyard Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.  and put a fence around it and dug a winepress in it and erected a tower; Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.  then he leased it to cultivators and traveled abroad. Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. When the fruit season came around, he sent his slaves to the cultivators to collect his fruit.  Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. However, the cultivators took his slaves, and they beat one up, another they killed, another they stoned. Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.   Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. Again he sent other slaves, more than the first group, but they did the same to these. Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.   Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. Lastly he sent his son to them, saying, ‘They will respect my son.’  Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. On seeing the son, the cultivators said among themselves, ‘This is the heir. Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.  Come, let us kill him and get his inheritance!’  Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. So they took him and threw him out of the vineyard and killed him. Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.   Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. Therefore, when the owner of the vineyard comes, what will he do to those cultivators?”  Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. They said to him: “Because they are evil, he will bring a terrible Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.  destruction on them and will lease the vineyard to other cultivators, who will give him the fruits when they become due.”   Matthew 22:15-22
      Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. Then the Pharisees went and conspired together in order to trap him in his speech. Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.   Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. So they sent their disciples to him, together with party followers of Herod, Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.  saying: “Teacher, we know you are truthful and teach the way of God in truth, and you do not seek anyone’s favor, for you do not look at the outward appearance of people.  Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. Tell us, then, what do you think? Is it lawful Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.  to pay head tax to Caesar or not?”  Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. 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      Matthew 21:12,13
      Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. Jesus entered the temple and threw out all those selling and buying in the temple, and he overturned the tables of the money changers and the benches of those selling doves. Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. And he said to them: “It is written, ‘My house will be called a house of prayer,’ Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.  but you are making it a cave of robbers.” Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.
        Matthew 21:18,19
      Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. While returning to the city early in the morning, he felt hungry. Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.   Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. He caught sight of a fig tree by the road and went to it, but he found nothing on it except leaves, Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.  and he said to it: “Let no fruit come from you ever again.” Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.  And the fig tree withered instantly.  Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. When the disciples saw this, they were amazed and said: “How is it that the fig tree withered instantly?” Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.
       

      John 12:20-50
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      Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. But Jesus answered them: “The hour has come for the Son of man to be glorified. Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.   Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. Most truly I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains just one grain; but if it dies, Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.  it then bears much fruit.  Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. Whoever is fond of his life Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.  destroys it, but whoever hates his life Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.  in this world will safeguard it for everlasting life. Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.   Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. If anyone would minister to me, let him follow me, and where I am, there my minister will be also. Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.  If anyone would minister to me, the Father will honor him.  Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. Now I am Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.  troubled, Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.  and what should I say? Father, save me out of this hour. Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.  Nevertheless, this is why I have come to this hour.  Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. Father, glorify your name.” Then a voice Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.  came out of heaven: “I have glorified it and will glorify it again.” Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.
      Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. The crowd that was standing there heard it and began to say that it had thundered. Others said: “An angel has spoken to him.”  Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. Jesus answered: “This voice has occurred, not for my sake, but for your sakes.  Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. Now there is a judging of this world; now the ruler of this world Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.  will be cast out. Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.   Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. And yet I, if I am lifted up from the earth, Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.  will draw all sorts of men to myself.”  Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. This he was really saying to indicate what sort of death he was about to die. Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.   Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. Then the crowd answered him: “We heard from the Law that the Christ remains forever. Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.  How can you say that the Son of man must be lifted up? Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.  Who is this Son of man?”  Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. So Jesus said to them: “The light will be among you a little while longer. Walk while you still have the light, so that darkness does not overpower you; whoever walks in the darkness does not know where he is going. Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.   Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. While you have the light, exercise faith in the light, so that you may become sons of light.” Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.
      Jesus said these things and went off and hid from them.  Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. Although he had performed so many signs before them, they were not putting faith in him,  Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. so that the word of Isaiah the prophet might be fulfilled, who said: “Jehovah, Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.  who has put faith in the thing heard from us? Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.  And as for the arm of Jehovah, Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.  to whom has it been revealed?” Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.   Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. The reason why they were not able to believe is that again Isaiah said:  Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. “He has blinded their eyes and has made their hearts hard, so that they would not see with their eyes and understand with their hearts and turn around and I heal them.” Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.   Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. Isaiah said these things because he saw his glory, and he spoke about him. Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.   Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. All the same, many even of the rulers actually put faith in him, Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.  but they would not acknowledge him because of the Pharisees, so that they would not be expelled from the synagogue; Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.   Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. for they loved the glory of men even more than the glory of God. Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.
      Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. However, Jesus called out and said: “Whoever puts faith in me puts faith not only in me but also in him who sent me; Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.   Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. and whoever sees me sees also the One who sent me. Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.   Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. I have come as a light into the world, Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.  so that everyone putting faith in me may not remain in the darkness. Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.   Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. But if anyone hears my sayings and does not keep them, I do not judge him; for I came, not to judge the world, but to save the world. Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.   Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. Whoever disregards me and does not receive my sayings has one to judge him. The word that I have spoken is what will judge him on the last day.  Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. For I have not spoken of my own initiative, but the Father who sent me has himself given me a commandment about what to say and what to speak. Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.   Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. And I know that his commandment means everlasting life. Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.  So whatever I speak, I speak just as the Father has told me.” Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.
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      Matthew 21:1-11
      When they got close to Jerusalem and arrived at Beth′pha·ge on the Mount of Olives, then Jesus sent two disciples, Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. saying to them: “Go into the village that is within sight, and you will at once find a donkey tied and a colt with her. Untie them and bring them to me.  Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. If someone says anything to you, you must say, ‘The Lord needs them.’ At that he will immediately send them.”

      Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. This actually took place to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet, who said:  Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. “Tell the daughter of Zion: ‘Look! Your king is coming to you, Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.  mild-tempered Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.  and mounted on a donkey, yes, on a colt, the offspring of a beast of burden.’” Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.

      Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. So the disciples went and did just as Jesus had instructed them. Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.   Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. They brought the donkey and its colt, and they put their outer garments on them, and he sat on them. Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.   Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. Most of the crowd spread their outer garments on the road, Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.  while others were cutting down branches from the trees and spreading them on the road.  Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. Moreover, the crowds going ahead of him and those following him kept shouting: “Save, we pray, the Son of David! Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.  Blessed is the one who comes in Jehovah’s Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.  name! Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.  Save him, we pray, in the heights above!” Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.

      Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. And when he entered Jerusalem, the whole city was in an uproar, saying: “Who is this?”  Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. The crowds kept saying: “This is the prophet Jesus, Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.  from Naz′a·reth of Gal′i·lee!”
       
      Matthew 21:14-17
      Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. Also, blind and lame people came to him in the temple, and he cured them.
      Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. When the chief priests and the scribes saw the marvelous things he did and the boys who were shouting in the temple, “Save, we pray, the Son of David!” Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.  they became indignant Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.   Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. and said to him: “Do you hear what these are saying?” Jesus said to them: “Yes. Did you never read this, ‘Out of the mouth of children and infants, you have brought forth praise’?” Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.   Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. And leaving them behind, he went out of the city to Beth′a·ny and spent the night there. Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.
       
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      Matthew 26:6-13 Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. While Jesus was in Beth′a·ny in the house of Simon the leper, Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.   Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. a woman with an alabaster jar of costly perfumed oil approached him, and she began pouring it on his head as he was dining. Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.   Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. On seeing this, the disciples became indignant and said: “Why this waste?  Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. For this could have been sold for a great deal of money and given to the poor.”  Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. Aware of this, Jesus said to them: “Why do you try to make trouble for the woman? She did a fine deed toward me.  Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. For you always have the poor with you, Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.  but you will not always have me. Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.   Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. When she put this perfumed oil on my body, she did it to prepare me for burial. Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.   Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. Truly I say to you, wherever this good news is preached in all the world, what this woman did will also be told in memory of her.” Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.   Family Worship Ideas
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      29 And when he got near to Bethʹpha·ge and Bethʹa·ny at the mountain called Mount of Olives, he sent two of the disciples, 30 saying: “Go into the village that is within sight, and after you enter it, you will find a colt tied, on which no man has ever sat. Untie it and bring it here. 31 But if anyone asks you, ‘Why are you untying it?’ you must say, ‘The Lord needs it.’” 32 So those who were sent went away and found it just as he had said to them. 33 But as they were untying the colt, its owners said to them: “Why are you untying the colt?” 34 They said: “The Lord needs it.” 35 And they led it to Jesus, and they threw their outer garments on the colt and seated Jesus on it.
      36 As he moved along, they were spreading their outer garments on the road. 37 As soon as he got near the road down the Mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to rejoice and to praise God with a loud voice because of all the powerful works they had seen, 38 saying: “Blessed is the one coming as the King in Jehovah’s* name! Peace in heaven, and glory in the heights above!”  39 However, some of the Pharisees from the crowd said to him: “Teacher, rebuke your disciples.” 40 But in reply he said: “I tell you, if these remained silent, the stones would cry out.”
      41 And when he got nearby, he viewed the city and wept over it, 42 saying: “If you, even you, had discerned on this day the things having to do with peace—but now they have been hidden from your eyes.43 Because the days will come upon you when your enemies will build around you a fortification of pointed stakes and will encircle you and besiege* you from every side. 44 They will dash you and your children within you to the ground,+and they will not leave a stone upon a stone in you,+ because you did not discern the time of your being inspected.”
      Memorial Bible reading: (Daytime events: Nisan 9) (Luke 19:29-44).

    • By Queen Esther
      This  graphic  is  showing  the  number of partaking anointed remnant at the  MEMORIAL  since  1938....
      What  a  big  surprise  is  this  curious  curve !
      Many  years  of  lessening # of partaking anointed ones,  until  2007....
       
      Fred Franz
      b. Sept. 12, 1893 d. Dec. 22, 1992. (possibly a last one of the first group of anointed of "this generation")
      Mark Sanderson born 1965, baptized 1975 (10 yrs old), 27 yrs. old in 1992. ( 17 yrs in truth by this time; one of the last one's of "this generation")
      1993   8,693
      1994   8,617
      1995   8,645
      1996   8,757
      1997   8795
      1998   8756
      1999   8755
      2000   8661
      2001   8730
      2002   8760
      2003   8565
      2004   8570
      2005   8524
      2006   8,758
      2007   9,105 (when increase became
      2008   9,986 without question)
      2009 10,857
      2010 11,202
      2011 11,824
      2012 12,604   
      2013 13,204
      2014 14,121
      2015 15,177   6419 increase in past 9 years  
       
       
       
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