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April 23rd, 2011 · 2 Comments · Faith and the City

Today, we wait in the valley of the shadow of death, the interlude between Good Friday and Easter Sunday, the time when the ancient church confessed that Christ was contending with the forces of Hell. Today it is raining in New York. The wet, wet day is fitting.  It evokes the tears that flowed from Jesus’ […]

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Holy Week and the Harrowing of Hell

March 29th, 2010 · 3 Comments · Sermon Bin

“Why Do We Confess that Christ Descended into Hell?” 1 Peter 3:17-4:6 Palm Sunday March 28, 2010 Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church ©Scott Black Johnston 17For it is better to suffer for doing good, if suffering should be God’s will, than to suffer for doing evil. 18For Christ also suffered for sins once for all, the […]

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