Luke 23 records the details of Christ's trial and crucifixion. It was the climax of a week filled with activity and emotions, especially for Christ's followers. His miracles and teachings had gained the attention of both the people and the religious leaders. The week began with Jesus entering Jerusalem to the greeting of the cheering … Continue reading Holy Week: Good Friday
But he was pierced for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his wounds we are healed. Isaiah 53:5 (ESV) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cikenKl92Og It's Friday But Sunday's Coming by S. M. Lockridge
3 He was despised and rejected by men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief; and as one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not. 4 Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. 5 … Continue reading Good Friday: Hallelujah! What A Savior
45 Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land until the ninth hour. 46 And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?” that is, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” 47 And some of the bystanders, hearing it, said, “This man is … Continue reading Holy Week: It is Finished
Ultimately it was love that motivated God to send his Son to take my place. It was love that motivated Christ to lay down his life for me. What Wondrous Love is This? Performed by Steve Green What wondrous love is this, O my soul, O my soul! What wondrous love is this, O my … Continue reading Good Friday: What Wondrous Love is This?
21 A passerby named Simon, who was from Cyrene, was coming in from the countryside just then, and the soldiers forced him to carry Jesus’ cross. (Simon was the father of Alexander and Rufus.) 22 And they brought Jesus to a place called Golgotha (which means “Place of the Skull”). 23 They offered him wine … Continue reading Holy Week 2011: Good Friday
29The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, "Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world! 30This is he of whom I said, 'After me comes a man who ranks before me, because he was before me.' 31I myself did not know him, but for this purpose … Continue reading Holy Week 2010: Good Friday