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The Things He Said - Part Two - Late Afternoon

Chapter 8

Was it not necessary that the Messiah should suffer?

This is what he says. He begins with things long ago. He travels back into the very beginnings of their faith in order to plot a new course to the present. This is what he needs to show them; that what has happened was necessary, that it had always been this way, that the Messiah had to suffer these things before entering into his glory. It was what the prophets had foretold even if only a few of them had ever glimpsed what it might actually mean...

Taken from The Things He Said by Stephen Cottrell

Published by SPCK

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