What is good about “Good Friday”? Why isn’t it called “Bad Friday”? Because out of the appallingly bad came what was inexpressibly good. And the good trumps the bad, because though the bad was temporary, the good is eternal. God’s love comes to us soaked in divine blood. “Carrying his own cross, he went out to the place of the Skull... Here they crucified him” (John 19:17-18). – Randy Alcorn.On Good Friday we gather to remember the death of Jesus. The cross is good for more than "getting someone saved." The events of Jesus’ crucifixion impact us at more levels than we realize:
- Do you feel unloved?
- Do you feel sad?
- Do you feel rejected?
- Do you feel weak?
- Do you feel forgiven?
- Do you feel broken?
- Do you feel unacceptable to God?
- Do you feel liek a good person?
- Do you feel distant from God?
- Do you feel justified or like you have to justify yourself?
- Do you worry about facing God’s wrath?
- Do you feel condemned?
- Do you feel like God has it out for you?
- Do you feel like there are people you don’t want to love?
- Do you feel guilty?
- Do you feel like God forgave you just because he is nice? He did it at the deliberate cost of His Son!
Acts 4:24-28 "Sovereign Lord, who made the heaven and the earth and the sea and everything in them, who through the mouth of our father David, your servant, said by the Holy Spirit, "' Why did the Gentiles rage, and the peoples plot in vain? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers were gathered together, against the Lord and against his Anointed'-for truly in this city there were gathered together against your holy servant Jesus, whom you anointed, both Herod and Pontius Pilate, along with the Gentiles and the peoples of Israel, to do whatever your hand and your plan had predestined to take place.