What Is Good Friday?
Good Friday is the day that Jesus was crucified and died for the sins of every person that is, will be, or has been on the earth. We celebrate Good Friday by remembering the pain and suffering that Jesus endured on our behalf and, more importantly, the reason for that pain. Isaiah 53:5 says that Jesus was “pierced for our transgression.” We remember the pain that Jesus went through on Good Friday because it was punishment that was meant for us. Our sin deserved the suffering and death that Jesus endured, but “God being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which He loved us” (Ephesians 2:4) sent Jesus to take our punishment instead.
We were created in the image of God with purpose of being near to Him, always. When Adam and Eve sinned in the Garden of Eden, the intimacy of our relationship with God was lost. But with His death on the Cross, Jesus made it possible for each one of us to once again have the relationship with our Creator that we were created for.
Good Friday wasn’t the end of this story though, Jesus would resurrect Himself from the dead 3 days later, proving that He had completely conquered sin and death and giving us the assurance of life with Him forever!
Our Good Friday service was originally birthed out of a small gathering of friends who ate a meal together and spent the evening remembering the goodness and faithfulness of God seen in the historical events of Good Friday and also played out in our lives today. The goal in hosting our Good Friday service online is to bring back the simplicity and intimacy of that small gathering of friends. We want to encourage you to get together with friends or family, eat some snack (or maybe a full meal!) and remind each other of the love of Jesus.
If you are interested in hosting a Good Friday watch party with friends or family, check out our Free Good Friday Resource on this page for tips and ideas.
We will also be taking communion during the service and have pre-packaged communion juice/wafers available at the Connect Center in the Passion Community foyer.
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