The Murder of Jesus

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Thomas Nelson, Mar 30, 2004 - Religion - 272 pages
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The pieces are in place. The curtain rises for the final act. God is about to die.

An unprecedented conspiracy of injustice, cruelty, and religious and political interests sentenced a man guilty of no crimes to the most barbaric method of execution ever devised. The victim was no mere man. Jesus was God in the flesh. The Creator of life died.

How did such a thing come to be? Who were the onlookers, the players, the fakes, frauds, and heroes? What was it like in the Upper Room that night, in the shadows of Gethsemane, or in the Praetorium awaiting Pilate's verdict? What is the meaning of the last words Jesus uttered as He gasped for breath on the cross? What if all the facts you now so well could come alive in your ind and heart as a living story, rather than as a 2000-year-old ancient account?

By piecing together the narrative from the perspective of the participants, John MacArthur invites you to relive the most awesome injustice in the history of man, the unparalleled triumph of the sovereignty of God, and the passion of Christ.


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A passionate perspective of the Passion

User Review  - David Gough -

No biblical commentator does a better job of compiling and comparing the four Gospel accounts than does John MacArthur. Deep and yet clearly understandable, "The Murder of Jesus" graphically describes ... Read full review

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How very interesting that a book with a similar title is about to hit the bookstores. Whatever you will not find on its' pages you will most certainly find in "The Murder of Jesus". Truth will out! A ... Read full review


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The Agony in the Garden
The Kiss of the Traitor
The Kangaroo Court of the High Priest
Peters Denial
Crucifixion Morning
What Shall I Do with Jesus?
Murder at Golgotha
The Seven Last Sayings of Christ
All Creation Groans
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John MacArthur has served as the pastor-teacher of Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California, since 1969. His ministry of expository preaching is unparalleled in its breadth and influence. In more than four decades of ministry from the same pulpit, he has preached verse by verse through the entire New Testament (and several key sections of the Old Testament). He is president of the Master’s University and Seminary and can be heard daily on the Grace to You radio broadcast (carried on hundreds of radio stations worldwide). He has authored a number of bestselling books, including Twelve Ordinary Men, and One Perfect Life.

For more details about John MacArthur and his Bible-teaching resources, contact Grace to You at 800-55-GRACE or

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