The readings for Good Friday conclude with tender and brave acts of love (John 19:38-42). Both Joseph of Arimathea and Nicodemus are cautious—Joseph is a secret disciple of Jesus, and Nicodemus had come to Jesus in the night, perhaps with a hood over his head and looking over his shoulder the whole way. Yet these two hesitant men demonstrate courage.
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Isaiah 52:13-53:12 (Psalm 22); Hebrews 10:16-25 or Hebrews 4:14-16; 5:7-9; John 18:1-19:42
The theme of James Alison’s video Bible study is the main theme he sees in scripture: that the creation of scapegoats must end.