Clues #11 & 12 for the New CD
Sat., Oct. 7. 2006 12:29pm EDT
Our thirteenth CD, "Wordplay" is due out November 7. "Wordplay" features 20 parodies of classic and modern hits, and two of them are alluded to in clues #11 and 12 below:
11. Rocky's Now My Name
The name "Simon" was about as common in ancient Judea as "Joe" is in America today, and a number of Simons are mentioned in the New Testament. Even among the Apostles, there were two Simons -- Simon the Zealot and Simon son of Jonah, the brother of Andrew. But out of all the Apostles, including Andrew, John, James and the rest of the gang, Simon Peter was the confessor that Jesus was "the Christ, the son of the living God." That's one of the reasons Jesus called him Peter, "The Rock." Although he was just an ordinary, average guy, he had an extraordinary faith. Sure, he chose to walk away and deny Jesus in the city before His crucifixion, but he left his life of seclusion after Christ's resurrection and all of a sudden became a bold witness for the Lord in the long run.
12. Heavenly Hill
When Jesus took His buddies Peter, James, and John onto the holy mountain where He was transfigured, it must have seemed like a perfect situation for a retreat -- lush green mountain, gorgeous blue sky, and private quality time with the Lord Himself! Ah, the good life! Little did they know they'd also see Moses and Elijah and hear the voice of God the Father! On top of this, they witnessed Christ transfigured in His glory right before their eyes. Peter felt maladroit, not knowing what to say, but that didn't stop him from opening his mouth! Then, after it was over, Jesus warned his friends not to tell anybody what they'd seen until after He'd risen from the dead. They had to be thinking, "Say it ain't so! This is such a pity!" And they didn't even have a photograph to remember it by. Of course, they'd get the chance to re-hash the details many years later, and they knew it was no pipe dream. As Peter recounted years later in 2 Peter 1:16-19, this story wasn't make believe, and the effect it had on each of them could never be undone; they'd keep fishing for men until they day they died.