Should it really be called Good Friday?

Many people have asked & pondered, “What did Good Friday mean for Jesus?”

Obviously, we know it mean the cross, but what specifically was the day like for Jesus?

On this Good Friday, I encourage you to take a few minutes to read & meditate on what Jesus experienced as the sacrifice for our sins.

Read the biblical account of Good Friday.

The Scriptures include extensive details about this day. Here are the specific passages:

  • Matthew 26:47–27:56

  • Mark 14:43–15:41

  • Luke 22:47–23:49

  • John 18:2–19:27

Read or listen to a “Crucifixion Narrative.”

Over the past several years, I have listened or read the following “Crucifixion Narrative” by Rick Gamache, the senior pastor of Sovereign Grace Church in Bloomington, MN. It has helped me immensely to remember & rejoice in all Jesus suffered for me.

You can listen to Rick Gamache read & preach this narrative. Or, you can read it for yourself.

Worship God.

Charles Spurgeon once said, “Abide hard by the cross and search the mystery of his wounds.”

Hymnwriter Philip Bliss helps us worship & stand amazed at the love of God revealed through this “Man of Sorrows.”

“Man of Sorrows,” what a name, for the Son of God who came
Ruined sinners to reclaim!
Hallelujah! what a Savior!
Bearing shame and scoffing rude, in my place condemned He stood;
Sealed my pardon with His blood;
Hallelujah! what a Savior!
Guilty, vile, and helpless, we, spotless Lamb of God was He;
Full redemption—can it be?
Hallelujah! what a Savior!
Lifted up was He to die, “It is finished!” was His cry;
Now in heaven exalted high;
Hallelujah! what a Savior!
When He comes, our glorious King, to His kingdom us to bring,
Then anew this song we’ll sing
Hallelujah! what a Savior!

Hallelujah! What a Savior!