Preaching Connection: Crucifixion

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The Giving and Taking of Life

“As Peter in Acts puts it more cosmically: it was done by those under the law and those outside it. In a word, by everyone. Readers of the gospel are given to understand that they too would have had a hand in it had they been there. Jesus would fare as badly in Jacksonville, Jakarta,...

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