- Pick up the nearest book of 123 pages or more. (No cheating!)
- Find Page 123.
- Find the first 5 sentences.
- Post the next 3 sentences.
- Tag 5 people.
I'm tagging Praying on the Prairie; Freshly Ground Lutheran, aka Hot Cup; Frog Blog – 1-4 Grace; Purpletologically Speaking and Karla. If you've already played, that's cool (I've been reading far too few blogs lately...), you can link in the comments. Also, other interested blogger reading this, consider yourself tagged—you can play in the comments or link to your own blog.
This appears to be the model with which the first disciples were working (see Mark 10:37 and Acts 1:6). Jesus' messianic program—to die shamed and rejected, then rise again—was not a model conceived for the messiah by any other Jewish group. The early church's creative interaction with the Old Testament prophets and psalms created this new paradigm after the reality had been observed and experienced.