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Easter Weekend (2011)

Good Friday (2011)

Images-24 Over this weekend, Christians all around the world will celebrate the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Tomorrow is called ‘Good Friday’, a time to remember the suffering and death of Jesus Christ.

What’s so good about Friday?

Firstly, Good Friday reminds us that God is a loving God. He loved us so much that he sent his Son into the world for our benefit. He loves and cares for each one of us just the way we are, whoever we are, and whatever we’ve done.

Good Friday also reminds us that we don’t have to earn God’s forgiveness or a way to heaven. Eternal life is God’s free gift offered to us - not just for eternity, but also for our life right here right now. Yes, Jesus Christ came to bring us a higher quality of life, a life filled with purpose and meaning, living for the benefit of others rather than just for ourselves.

Finally, Good Friday also reminds us that God suffered for us and that he understands our own pain. He comes to offer us comfort and hope in our time of need.

Take some time to reflect on the true meaning Good Friday and then thank God with a grateful heart for his amazing grace and love shown towards us through Jesus Christ.

Finally, although it's Friday ... Sunday is coming. Tony Campolo says it best - click here

P.S. For some thought-provoking insights related to Good Friday, read N.T. Wright's article The Perfect Storm.

Comments

Dear Mark,

Really appreciated your thoughts on this most wonderous day in our Christian calendar. I really enjoyed Nicole's message today and I am sure many in the auditorium did as well.

I think you did a good job standing at the main entrance greeting everyone that came in (9am service); it demonstrated an attitude of service and care.

Happy Easter to you and your family


Matthew

Thanks Matthew. We had a really good Easter weekend together and God touched a lot of people's lives, for which we are truly thankful.

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