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Good Friday: John 18:1-19:42 with Frank Rees

Rev Associate Professor Frank Rees joins us this week to talk about preaching on Good Friday. We focus on the Hebrews readings (ch. 4 & 10) and John 18-19, discussing the strange, to modern ears, notion of sacrifice, and how Christ’s death might transform our understanding of it. We talk about the importance of preaching on Good Friday, proclaiming the strange good news of a God who suffers and enters death, and resisting the temptation to explain. Frank’s question, ‘to what prayer would you hope this sermon leads?’ is a wonderful way to direct your preaching.  We mention Rowan Williams’ book The Sign and Sacrifice, and Fleming Rutledge’s The Crucifixion: Understanding the death of Jesus Christ.

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