What’s So Good About Good Friday?

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This weekend we celebrate Good Friday, a day set aside to remember the sacrifice of our Lord and Savior. Jesus willingly chose to come to earth to be a human (the God-man), and to die on the Cross to pay the penalty of death that we deserve for our sin. Because of His sacrifice, “it is finished” (John 19:30)—the debt has been paid, and we can have forgiveness and new life.

Good Friday is good because of what Christ accomplished through His death (and because death wasn’t the end for Jesus!). I encourage you to reflect on the verses below that describe what Jesus, through His death, did for us. May you be moved to worship your Creator and Savior with thanksgiving.

For Christ also suffered once for sins, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive by the Spirit. (1 Peter 3:18)

And He Himself is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the whole world. (1 John 2:2)

And you, being dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He has made alive together with Him, having forgiven you all trespasses, having wiped out the handwriting of requirements that was against us, which was contrary to us. And He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross. (Colossians 2:13–14)

In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace. (Ephesians 1:7)

I encourage you to visit our gospel page to learn more about what Christ did for you and how you can receive this free gift.

Thanks for stopping by and thanks for praying,
Ken

This item was written with the assistance of AiG’s research team.

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