Good Friday

Q. Why do they call the day Jesus was crucified Good Friday?

A. This has been a point of controversy in many parts of Christianity. Obviously, it was a horrific event that occurred. Jesus was brutally beaten, nailed to a cross, and left to die. Jesus was innocent of any crime; from a human standpoint, He didn’t deserve to die. But, the reason it is called “Good Friday” is because of all the good that was accomplished on that one single day. – This was the reason Jesus came into the world and He knew it. He knew there was no other way. His love for you and me was greater than His desire to escape any pain, which He could have. All our sins were transferred to Him in that moment. He died in our place. We deserved to die on that cross, but Jesus took the punishment we deserve; and, because He did, we can be forgiven and cleansed of all our sins. That’s powerful, good stuff we should never take for granted. Thus, Good Friday.

Order of Events

12 AM Garden of Gethsemane
Jesus prays in Gethsemane
Matthew 26:36-46; Mark 14:32-42; Luke 22:39-46; John 17-18:1
Judas betrays Jesus with a kiss
Matthew 26:47-56; Mark 14:43-52; Luke 22:47-53; John 18:2-12

3 AM  Jesus taken to the Annas – John 18:13-14
Jesus taken to the High Priest Caiaphas – John 15:24
Peter denies Jesus
Mark 14:54-72; Luke 22:54-62
Sanhedrin condemns Jesus
Matthew 27:1; Mark 15:1; Luke 22:66-71
Judas commits suicide
Matthew 26:47-56; Mark 14:43-52; Luke 22:47-53; John 18:2-12

6 AM Jesus before Pilate – Matthew 27:2-14; Mark 15:1-5
Jesus before Herod – Luke 23:8-12
Jesus before Pilate again
Matthew 27:15-23; Mark 15:6-14; Luke 23:13-22; John 18:39-40
Jesus is whipped – Mark 15:16-19; John 19:1-3
Jesus mocked – Matthew 27:27-31
Jesus is given His crucifix 
Matthew 27:22-26; Mark 15:12-15; Luke 23:20-25; John 19:4-16
Jesus issued a crown of thorns – Mark 15:17

9 AM Jesus is crucified
Matthew 27:35-44; Mark 15:24-32; Luke 23:33-43; John 19:18-24

12 PM Darkness falls over the land – Mark 15:33

3 PM Jesus dies for the sins of all humankind
Jesus commits His Spirit into God’s hands and dies
Matthew 27:50; Mark 15:37; John 19:30
Temple veil torn by God *(symbolizes our direct access to God)
Matthew 27:51; Mark 15:38
Jesus’ side is pierced – John 19:34
Jesus is buried before sundown
Matthew 27:57-61; Mark 15:42-47; John 19:38-42

Jesus today is good because of YOU. It is done. It is finished. Hallelujah!

Our Sunday is coming!!!!


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