Why Good Friday?
Written by engage on April 7, 2020
Why Good Friday? We asked Scott Sharrock, 1079 Life Chaplain and Pastor of The Potter’s House Christian Church in Enfield, Adelaide.
Good Friday is observed on the Friday before Easter Sunday. On this day Christians commemorate the passion, or suffering, and death on the cross of Jesus Christ. This is a huge religious event on the calendar.
Yet Good Friday is not so much a celebration but a revelation of what Jesus did for us!
Good Friday was the day Jesus was betrayed by Judas, one of his disciples
Good Friday was the day Peter & the disciples went back to fishing
Good Friday was the day other disciples went into hiding
None of these at this point really understood the significance of what Jesus did that day. All they saw was the loss of hope, of a future and freedom. They saw foolishness!
What do you see when you see the cross?
What they perceived as loss was what they gained. Jesus’ death brought everything they were looking for. But again its not so much a celebration as it is a revelation.
Let me ask you, ‘Why Good Friday’?
Is it just another holiday to you or is it a revelation that the death on that cross is the power of God to be saved from your sin?
For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of GodI Corinthians 1:18