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Summary: 1. Excited Fellowship 2. Extravagant Love 3. Extreme Hatred 4. Exposed Hearts 5. Excellent Savior

+ Future for Cameras

> Panoramic Digital Camera

- Gyroscope - Spins Like A Top

> Skyros is pneumatically launched up to 120 feet in the air where it stabilizes itself as the rotors start. As it flies back to the user it takes photographs at various intervals

> USB Camera

Imagine a tiny USB camera with no viewfinder, no LCD screen, no buttons except 1. Stripped down to it’s bare functions, this mini USB Digital Camera combines the feeling of not knowing how your shots turned out ala analog film with the ease of USB transfer. No cables are necessary. Just plug it straight away in your computer and always be surprised

> Triops can take images while being thrown, suspended or just being placed in an unusual location. It captures the moment by sound or movement

+ Once & Future King 1958 – 1958 by T.H. White

- King Arthur fantasy novel placed in Medieval England

- Father Uther Pendragon, the wizard Merlin, Arthur's wife Guinevere, the sword Excalibur, in Avalon

- The exploits of Lancelot and the Holy Grail

- Title comes from what is written on Arthur’s tomb

- Who ever pulls out the sword in the stone is the rightful King

- It’s White’s view of the ideal society

- Musical Camelot 1960

- Disney ‘s animation The Sword in the Stone, 1964

+ How The King Is Received

Note “Then” 11:53. 11:56, 12:1, 12:3, 12:4, 12:7

- Next in order of time

> 1. Excited Fellowship

v.1-2 Martha in Simons home

> Matthew 26:6 (AV)

6 Now when Jesus was in Bethany, in the house of Simon the leper

- Honoring Jesus

- Lazarus raised Simon healed

- Martha served

- Think of the Conversation - Stories - Laughter

- Memories of these two men Simon Lazarus

> 2. Extravagant Love

- v. 3-4

> Mark 14:3 (AV)

3 And being in Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, as he sat at meat, there came a woman having an alabaster box of ointment of spikenard very precious; and she brake the box, and poured it on his head.

> Alabaster Box

- Mary’s dowry

> Pence (denarii) days wage ($40)

> 300 days (almost a years wage = $12,000)

- No wonder the complaint

- Anointing is reserved for royalty

- We are such practical people

- If you have to do something make it a token gift

- Live as cheaply as possible for Him

This Extravagance followed him into the

• Garden

• Harod’s house

• Pilate’s Preiatorim

• Cruel hands of the soldiers

+ 3. Extreme Hatred

v.4-8

> 1 John 3:15 (AV)

15 Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him.

- Hatred is the desire to get rid of someone, whether or not one has the nerve or the occasion to perform the act.

-Hate – terrible burden to carry – It cost Judas his life

- Contrast opposites

- Alabaster box & the money bag

- 300 dearies & 30 pieces of silver

> Judas 30 pieces of silver was the price of a slave - and the labor he could perform ($25)

Note v.25-26

> MARY - Love, Open, Giving, Best, Devoted, Worshiped

> JUDAS – Foul, Hypocritical, Betrayal, Uncaring, Greed, Thief

+ 4. Exposed Hearts

v. 9-10

> Elie Wiesel says, “The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference.”

- People were curios about Lazarus but indifferent to Christ

- Chief Priest Unbelief, Opposed to Christ,

- Blind with closed minds to the truth

v. 11 Bitter because people believed the truth about Jesus

+ 5. Excellent Savior

> Ephesians 2:4–6 (NET)

4 But God, being rich in mercy, because of his great love with which he loved us,

5 even though we were dead in transgressions, made us alive together with Christ – by grace you are saved! –

6 and he raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly realms (places) in Christ Jesus,

+ Our Excellent Savior

> v.11, 20-21 – He is God

> v.13 – He is the rightful King

> v.35-36 – He is light

> v. 47 – He is savior

> v.50 – He gives life everlasting

+ John 12:39–40 (AV)

39 Therefore they could not believe, because that Esaias said again,

40 He hath blinded their eyes, and hardened their heart; that they should not see with their eyes, nor understand with their heart, and be converted, and I should heal them.

Now Some Questions We Need To Ask Ourselves

1. Since life is so Brief, what are the things I need to deal with that will enable me to love during my reaming years? ---- Be Specific

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