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Rev Richard MARTIN - Minister

What's Good About GOOD FRIDAY?

You might well ask: Why call it Good Friday?

If Jesus Christ is the Son of God, how was His death good? And crucifixion was such an excruciating death, of agonising pain, until death came as a great release.

What is GOOD about GOOD FRIDAY?

But the actual physical suffering was nothing more than hundreds of thousands experienced. Roman soldiers crucified thousands of men - but relatively few near Rome, for crucifixion was deemed unworthy of higher Romans' contemplation!

No, for all its terror, all its horror, it was not the physical suffering that made the cross the awful experience for Jesus Christ. The Apostle Peter puts it like this:

He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree,

so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness;

by his wounds you have been healed.

1 Peter 2:24-25

And the Apostle Paul writes:

God made him who had no sin to be sin for us,

so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.

2 Corinthians 5:21


The REAL suffering for Jesus,

was taking our sin upon Himself.

Now God can FORGIVE our sins in Jesus' name.


We have but to confess our sin to God, to ask His forgiveness, and to ask the Lord Jesus to transform the pattern of our lives. Then, THAT day's appalling darkness turns into an unimaginably


That's why GOOD FRIDAY is so good!

May God Bless you this Easter season

For now is Christ risen from the dead.

1 Corinthians 15:20.

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