Time Has Expired

3. 2. 1.  Nah, nah, nah, naaah; nah, nah, nah, naaahh, hey, hey, hey; good night!  Come on, altogether now. You can do it…  Nah, nah, nah, naaah; nah, nah, nah, naaahh, hey, hey, hey; good night! 

Okay, now tell me the meaning of all that gibberish. I doubt there’s a single person reading this post who hasn’t sung those words at some point in their lifetime. But what’s the purpose, other than taunting your adversary?  Take a gander at the series of pictures shown above and tell me what they all have in common and that will give you the answer.

Figured it out yet?  If not, concentrate on the basketball goal at the top center, see anything special about that backboard?  See that fine red, glowing line around the edges?  What does that symbolize?  You guessed it; time has expired! Game over! No chance to change the score or the outcome now.  The results are now permanently etched in the records book and the results are final.

Someone won, and someone lost. There were key turning points in the game, critical mistakes made that altered the outcome.  And for some, the rally came too little too late. As much as we might like to see the game replayed, it won’t be.  The rules are the rules; times up, game over.

What in the world does that have to do with the Gospel of Luke you ask; plenty I say.  But you’ll have to join us for the study to find out how and why. Don’t miss it; you don’t want to be on the losing side of this contest.  Trust me!

If you are unable to join us in person for this study, please feel free to download the Bible study materials for your personal use by following one of these links: PowerPoint Slides, PDF File.  For more information about this Bible study series please see Doubtless Living: The Gospel of Luke.

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