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Scripture

John 11:25
Ezekial 37:12-14; Psalms 130:1-8; Romans 8:8-11; John 11:1-45

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Fifth Sunday of Lent, A

Over the years, there have been numerous false reports of the deaths of some of the world’ best-known personalities. Among them, baseball great Joe DiMaggio is reported to have seen a live broadcast announcing his death while watching television. After Ernest Hemingway was nearly killed in a 1954 plane crash, newspapers across the country mistakenly wrote of his demise. As a sort of cosmic joke, Hemingway retaliated by keeping a scrapbook of obituaries which he allegedly read each morning while drinking a glass of champagne. Of course there was Mark Twain’s famous retort to his premature obituary: “The report of my death was an exaggeration.”

And then there was this dramatic headline: “The Merchant of Death is Dead.” Alfred Nobel,…

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