1 Peter 2:24 - He Himself bore our sins in HIS body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By His wounds you have been healed.

Mark 9:31 - For He was teaching His disciples, saying to them, “The Son of Man is going to be delivered into the hands of men, and they will kill him. And when He is killed, after three days He will rise.”

Mark 10:34 - And they will mock Him and spit on Him, and flog Him and kill Him. And after three days He will rise.”

Isaiah 53:5 - 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.

Romans 5:6-10 - For while we were still weak, at the right time CHRIST died for the ungodly. For one will scarcely die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die— but GOD shows His love for us in that while we were still sinners, CHRIST died for us. Since, therefore, we have now been justified by HIS blood, much more shall we be saved by Him from the wrath of GOD. For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to GOD by the death of His Son, much more, now that we are reconciled, shall we be saved by His life.

Mark 8:31 - And He began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders and the chief priests and the scribes and be killed, and after three days rise again.

Good Friday is the Friday preceding JESUS’ resurrection on Sunday and is the same day JESUS CHRIST suffered, was crucified on the cross, and died, His blood was shed to pay for the penalty of humanity’s sin. We can celebrate on Good Friday because JESUS’ death was a sacrifice so that we could receive the gift of eternal life. The Bible tells us that JESUS bore our sins, shame, and burden on the cross. The results changed the course of humanity and what man meant for evil through killing JESUS; GOD meant for good!  Let’s all ponder on these truths and let’s keep on pleasing the LORD by honoring Him with our own lives.  JESUS died to give us hope, and make us GOD’s sons and daughters.  Good Friday is a day to commemorate, celebrate, and thank GOD for giving CHRIST JESUS His son to rescue us from our sins and bless us with eternal life!! 

Forever Grateful,
Pastor Wally & Sister Mattie