In the few days around the death and resurrection of Jesus three “silent witnesses” are described:- Barabbas, Simon of Cyrene and The Women at the Cross. This three-part series looks at the challenge which these “silent witnesses” give to us today.
Part 1 - Barabbas Who Is Substituted
Barabbas is a prisoner destined for death by crucifixion. However Jesus is substituted into the place of Barabbas and provides Barabbas with freedom. The “silent witness” of Barabbas calls us to think about our freedom in Christ.