Good Friday is the Friday Preciding Easter Sunday and is the day Jesus Christ was crucified on the cross. We as Christians or The Kingdom Family we can celebrate on Good Friday because of Christ's death on the cross which has a unique significant to us believers.
It was a sacrifice so that we could receive the gift of eternal life. Jesus bore our sins,shame and burden on the cross. The results changed the course of humanity and what men meant for evil to our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ through killing him,God meant it for good to save us from eternal punishment of sin that we had!! Glory to God.
Romans 5:6-7> You see, at right time,when we were still powerless,Christ died for the ungodly.Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous man,though for a good man someone might possibly dare to die.But God demonstrates his own love for us in this:while we were still sinners,Christ died for us.
Since we have now been Justified by his blood,how much more shall we be saved from God's wrath through him!
For if,when we were God's enemies,we were reconciled to him through the death of his son, how much more,having been reconciled,shall we be saved through his life!
1 Peter 3:18>For Christ died for sins once for all,the righteous for the unrighteous to you to God. He was put to death in the body but made alive by the Spirit.
1 Peter 2:24>"He committed no sin,and no deceit was found in his mouth"
John 3:16-17>"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only son,that whosoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.For God did not send his son into the world to condemn the world,but to save the world through him."
Mark 9:31>Because he was teaching his disciples.He said to them, "The son of man is going to be betrayed into the hands of men.They will kill him,and after three days he will rise,"
Isaiah 53:3-9>He was despised and rejected by men,a man of sorrows,and familiar with suffering.
like one from whom men hide their faces
he was despised,and we esteemed him not.
Surely he took up our infirmities and carried our sorrows,
yet we considered him stricken by God,
smitted by him,and afflicted.
But he was pierced for our transgressions,
he was crushed for our iniquities;
the punishment that brought us peace was upon him,
and by his wounds we are healed.
We all,like sheep,have gone astray,each of us has turned to his own way;
and the Lord has on him the iniquity of us all.
He was oppressed and afflicted,
yet did not open his mouth;
he was led like a lamb to the slaughter,
and as a sheep before her shearers is silent,
so he did not open his mouth.
By oppression and judgement he was taken away.
And who can speak of his descendants?
For he was cut off from the land of the living;
for the transgression of my people he was stricken.
He was assigned a grave with the wicked,
and with the rich in his death,
though he had done no violence,
nor was any deceit in his mouth.
Jesus before pilate
Meanwhile Jesus stood before the governor,and the governor asked him,"Are you the king of the Jews?"
"Yes,it is as you say," Jesus replied.
When he was accused by the chief priests and the elders,he gave no answer.Then Pilate asked him,"Don't you hear the testimony they are bringing against you?"14 But Jesus made no reply,not even to a single charge-to the great amazement of the governor.
15 Now it was the governor's custom at the Feast to realese a prisoner chosen by the crowd. At that time they had a notorious prisoner,called Barabbas.17 So when the crowd had gathered,Pilate asked them,"which one do you want me to release to you: Barabbas or Jesus who is called Christ?" 18 For he knew it was out of envy that they had handed Jesus over to him.
19 While Pilate was sitting on the judge's seat,his wife sent him this message:"Don't have anything to do with that innocent man,for I have suffered a great deal today in a dream because of him."
20 But the chief priests and the elders persuaded the crowd to ask for Barabbas and to have Jesus executed.
"Which of the two do you want me to realese to you ?"asked the governor.
22 "What shall I do,then,with Jesus who is called Christ?"Pilate asked.
They all answered,"Crucify him!"
23 "Why? What crime has he commited ?"asked Pilate.
But they shouted all the louder, "Crucify him!"
24 When Pilate saw that he was gettiing nowhere,but that instead an uproar was starting, he took water and washed his hands in front of the crowd. "I am innocent of this man's blood,"he said. "It is your responsibility!".........