All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all.
Isaiah 53:6 (ESV)
Good Friday is a religious observance primarily by the Church, commemorating the cruxifiction of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary.
Conveyed within these last seven sayings are spiritual principles germane to understanding the message of the gospel. In these seven sayings, we find the purpose and power of the gospel--we visit the scene and are allowed to hear the conversation and conversion of a criminal; we learn of a familial connection cemented by this cross; we hear the tortured cry of one cursed for another; we are given confidence in the fulfillment of Scripture; we hear the acclamation of a victor; and we hear the unshakeable confidence of a surrendered sovereign soul.
- "Father, forgive them, they know not what they do." (Luke 23:34)
- "This day you will be with me in Paradise." (Luke 23:43)
- "Woman, behold your son." (John 19:26-27)
- "My God, My God, why have you forsaken me?" (Mark 15:34; Matthew 27:46)
- "I thirst." (John 19:28)
- "It is finished." (John 19:30)
- "Into your hands I commit my spirit." (Luke 23:46)
But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness; But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.
1 Cor 1:23-24 (KJV)
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