“Were You There?” (John 18–19): Telling the Story of Jesus’ Trial—and Ours

Craig R. Koester

Article Type: Article

Publication Date: 7/1/2014

Issue: Igniting Biblical Imagination (Vol. 34, No 3, Summer, 2014)

The scenes leading up to Jesus’ crucifixion are an essential and yet troubling part of the Christian story. Focusing on the major characters provides a way to tell the story in ways that engage modern listeners and allow the gospel to be heard. In the end, it is God’s story of self-giving love that brings redemption out of tragedy.

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