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Exit Lines John 12:20-33

Exit Lines

Jesus explains why the cross is a symbol of life, not death.

At a Glance

Some famous people have made famous exits. Elvis left the building. Lou Gehrig said he was the luckiest man on Earth and quit baseball. Jesus had more than one exit. He died, rose again and then ascended to heaven.

Editors' Pick

For material based on today's OT text, see "Change or Die," April 2, 2006, at

What is the best exit and/or exit line of all time?

To draw on recent history (and by recent, we mean the last 50 to 75 years), you'd have to mention Richard M. Nixon's "You won't have me to kick around anymore" comment. They called it his "last press conference." On November 7, 1962, Richard M. Nixon conceded defeat to the successful candidate for the California governorship, Pat Brown.

Addressing a crowd of reporters at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, Nixon gave vent to the bitterness of that campaign. He castigated the media, saying, "You won't have Nixon to kick around anymore, because, gentlemen, this is my last press conference."

Although Nixon -- and...

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