Did Jesus Harrow Hell? // Value of Public Prayers

I learned this morning that James Boice believed in what's called the harrowing of Hell.
"Jesus Christ emptied paradise in Hades between the moment of His death and the moment of His resurrection and... He took these Old Testament believers to heaven with Him when He ascended to the Father on the first Easter morning."
James Boice, Philippians, pg. 159.

R. Kent Hughes on the power of public prayers in church.
"Thought-through public prayers will enrich and elevate public worship and the prayer life of the congregation....  The set prayers and prayers of confession must never be “said,” but prayed with the full engagement of our minds and hearts. Our people can sense the difference."

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