The message of easter pick-a-match


  1. "Jesus was the deposit and the connection point when he was hanging on the cross at Calvary to unite us to the mains power source of heaven so we can experience a healthy well balanced life."
  2. "We do know what is right and that from deep within the soul an inner voice makes this clear to us... let us take time out to reflect , to listen for the inner voice of the spirit and as it leads us into what is right and good, let us know it and do it and thereby demonstrate new truth in our world."
  3. "How many of us continue to live in fear anxiety and guilt how many of us feel that we have been crucified by a cruel world?... Out of the darkness of our pain and fear we can find our true selves and come to know something of life in all its abundance."
  4. " Easter is the time we remember just how serious God is about sin - serious enough to send his son to die on the cross so our sin could be forgiven... Jesus died for our sins. Not for them, but against them to forgive us and to set us free, so we can rid ourselves of the effects of living our lives independent of God."
  5. "Include the resurrection and we have the greatest demonstration of love and the most amazing hope for a hurting world that history has ever seen. Jesus dealt with the greatest issue facing mankind today - our brokenness and sin - and his resurrection proves he is who he said he was."
  6. "Christ sends the message return to the beginning. This is what the resurrection personally challenges us to do, seek that renewal by returning to the dream, the hope and the discipleship. Often our faith becomes tested and our dreams become crucified, but, like the disciples we must return to our Galilee or Jerusalem where we can experience a resurrection in ourselves."
  7. "The message of the cross is this; God who is holy cannot dwell with that which is unholy. To do so would be impossible... human beings must be somehow transformed so that they can be holy or "righteous". Righteousness is not about living a better life than others but about being in a right relationship with God."
  8. "Where is consolation found amidst the anxieties and tragedies of life... May Christ's promise of his presence... be real to me... May the resurrection be my trust and hope. The promise of my eternal dwelling with Christ where there will be no more tears and sorrow give me comfort and resilience to go on."


A) David Jones (Presbyterian)
B) Kay Groves (Churches of Christ)
C) John Harrower (Anglican)
D) Lucas Jacometti (CCC)
E)Andrew Glenn (Uniting Church)
F) Graham McClimont (Salvos)
G) Adrian Doyle (Catholic)
H) Bernard Cottuli (AOG)

*Picture courtesy of number one google image search for Jesus.

 

20 comments:

The Borg said... 4/13/2009 4:59 pm  

4 = A
1 = D

mike said... 4/13/2009 5:04 pm  

Good so far...

Astrid said... 4/13/2009 5:15 pm  

2H

mike said... 4/13/2009 5:45 pm  

Nope. I actually thought that Bernard from AOG was one of the best ones there.

mike said... 4/13/2009 5:46 pm  

C'mon Borg! You got the easy ones.

Matt said... 4/13/2009 9:26 pm  

I'm gonna make some guesses:

5=C? Sounds like John (if this isn't John's, then I reckon 6 would be)

2=E (but second guess would be F)

3=H? But then I wouldn't have said one of the best ones there

I give up, this is hard. Did I get any?

Astrid said... 4/13/2009 9:35 pm  

8H(another go) and 2G

Cabernet Leather said... 4/13/2009 9:44 pm  

Some of these are hilariously bad! Is number one a piss-take or is it serious???

Anthony Rochester said... 4/14/2009 10:48 am  

6=G

Luke said... 4/14/2009 2:42 pm  

8=F

Claire :) said... 4/14/2009 4:57 pm  

Total pot shots here...
5E
2F
3B
6C
7H
8G

Also I agree, 1 is hilariously bad!

mike said... 4/14/2009 6:47 pm  

I promise Der they are all real.

Luke said... 4/14/2009 9:09 pm  

What a great challenge! I was wrong about +John, we have only correctly identified four. I've guessed the four others based on Jolly's one clue.

4 = A (Shiloh)
2 = B
8 = C (Luke)
1 = D (Shiloh)
7 = E
3 = F
6 = G (Anthony)
5 = H

"how serious God is about sin" = David Jones (Pres)
"The promise of my eternal dwelling with Christ" = John Harrower (Ang)
"unite us to the mains power source of heaven" = Lucas Jacometti (CCC)
"Christ sends the message return to the beginning. " = Adrian Doyle (R.C.)

The Borg said... 4/15/2009 6:44 pm  

"Unite us to the mains power source of heaven", with all due respect... wtf??

mike said... 4/15/2009 7:00 pm  

Ok so here are the answers

4 = A (Shiloh)
2 = F (Claire:) & Matt)
8 = C (Luke)
1 = D (Shiloh)
7 = B
3 = E
6 = G (Anthony)
5 = H

OR

1. CCC
2. Salvos
3. Uniting
4. Presbyterian
5. AOG
6. Catholic
7. Church of Christ
8. Anglican

Astrid said... 4/15/2009 7:46 pm  

curiouly where did you get these comments

mike said... 4/15/2009 8:12 pm  

All from the centrefold in the Mockery on Friday.

Anonymous said... 4/21/2009 1:41 pm  

"Bernard" Cottuli ??

I think you mean Dermot Cottuli.

mike said... 4/25/2009 8:44 am  

Thanks Annon you are correct.

However the Mercury had "Bernard Cottuli" in the paper so it wasn't actually my mistake for once.

Dermot Cottuli said... 8/22/2010 11:04 pm  

LOL, interesting comp mate - and yes, they got my name wrong in the paper that year :) I copped plenty of ribbing over that :)

Cheers,

Dermot (aka Bernard)

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