“Get Out Of The Closet!” John 19:38-42

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It is no secret that the world we live in as Christians can be a very hostile place towards us at times.  As a result, rather than boldly professing the name of Jesus to those who need to hear his name, we live our faith out in secret becoming “Closet Christians”.  Listen today to Pastor Bob as he talks about how Christians need to get out of that closet, and what it means to do so.

Our Bible text for Today’s Message is from John 19:38-42

The Burial of Jesus

38 Later, Joseph of Arimathea asked Pilate for the body of Jesus. Now Joseph was a disciple of Jesus, but secretly because he feared the Jewish leaders. With Pilate’s permission, he came and took the body away. 39 He was accompanied by Nicodemus, the man who earlier had visited Jesus at night. Nicodemus brought a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about seventy-five pounds.[a] 40 Taking Jesus’ body, the two of them wrapped it, with the spices, in strips of linen. This was in accordance with Jewish burial customs. 41 At the place where Jesus was crucified, there was a garden, and in the garden a new tomb, in which no one had ever been laid. 42 Because it was the Jewish day of Preparation and since the tomb was nearby, they laid Jesus there.

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