Have you ever wondered what is so Good
about Good Friday?
Good Friday is one of the most important |
holidays celebrated by Christians on the
Friday before Easter Sunday. It is held in
remembrance of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ
and his death at Calvary.
Jesus has entered Jerusalem on the back of a
donkey’s colt, signifying the peace God has
commanded. Jesus has been betrayed, arrested,
falsely charged and tried, convicted, and
sentenced to die on cross beams constructed
for execution by binding and nailing to them
the arms and hands, and legs and feet, of the
Roman Empire’s worst criminals of the state,
this assuring death by suffocation and trauma
This is a true event,
this was not made up, it is not a made for TV
movie. It is depicted in many movies, dramatizations,
stories and even in songs. Not naming any productions,
but I’m sure we can recall a movie, program,
or event that shares, shows and displays this event
of the ultimate sacrifice for our salvation.
This is not just a day, but held during the week
and Easter is the day of celebration for Christ
sacrifice so that we may live spiritually.
The obvious is that God so loved the world
that he gave his only begotten son. If you’re
a parent, grandparent, surrogate parent we
understand the love for a child and children.
We hear and may have experienced the ultimate
love of a parent that a parent would give their
own life for their child or children. A parent
would take their child’s or children’s sickness
upon themselves just to make sure their children
are safe, happy and healthy.
This love is a transformative love because
it comes not just from the heart, it comes
from the spirit. Just as the spirit of the
Lord resides in each of us we are all beings
of spirit. Because of this truth we worship
the Lord in spirit and in truth.
I’m not going to hold us long here in the
First Meta Church, but hopefully just long
enough for our hearts, our spirits and our
souls are even more connected to Christ.
Christ brings us our salvation, Christ is the
way to salvation and Christ died on the cross
so that we can have eternal salvation.
One can ask, “What is so Good About Good Friday”
God shows us how in his way, the good is that death
will be conquered by Resurrection. Sin will be
repented, forgiven, and foregone. Hate will be
vanquished by Love. War will give way to Peace and
man will be giving the opportunity to be forgiven
of His sins. We must understand that the Crucifixion
and Resurrection of Jesus the Christ, the Messiah,
the Teacher, The Rabbi will deliver, re-order, and
re-organize, the nature of the created order itself.
In Christ Jesus, the crucified Redeemer, life will be
reconstituted, remade, in the very nature of its being.
Now, through the power of God the Father’s grace, and
the obedience of God the Son’s redeeming sacrifice,
His blood will wash away the repentant sinner’s guilt
and cleanse and purify the trusting soul of sin,
through God’s forgiveness, full and free. Glory to God!
Good Friday is beautiful because it reminds us
that we matter to our Lord. That we are
part of the greater and bigger picture of life.
There is value and significance for all our lives,
during these turbulent times whether is it a
pandemic, global warming, wars and rumors of wars,
and moments of chaos and confusion we matter to
Good Friday marks the slaying of our Jesus, he was
crucified upon a cross, in public and displayed with
no sympathy for his life. Christ is the unblemished
lamb, he was the perfect sacrifice because he was without
sin and he took our guilt, our sins and blame upon Himself
So we could be with Him in paradise.
We must appreciate his sacrifice so we can have eternal
life if we make the commitment to follow his teachings
and his love for all men and women. No one else could have
done this because of the enormous eternal ramifications
for trillions of souls that will be born on this planet..
Good Friday is good because it reminds us of the sacrifice
of Christ. His unchanging love for each and everyone of us
in spirit. Even though we are in a digital space we must look
at what is in our hearts, how our hearts are connected to
our spirits in spirit and in truth.
In the scriptures it is written in
John 3:16 King James Version
16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten
Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish,
but have everlasting life.
Taking this further I want to provide even more of this.
Jesus Teaches Nicodemus and also teaches each of us to
study his word and meditate on these words
3 Now there was a Pharisee, a man named Nicodemus who was a member
of the Jewish ruling council. 2 He came to Jesus at night and said,
“Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God. For no
one could perform the signs you are doing if God were not with him.”
3 Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom
of God unless they are born again.[a]”
4 “How can someone be born when they are old?” Nicodemus asked. “Surely
they cannot enter a second time into their mother’s womb to be born!”
5 Jesus answered, “Very truly I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom
of God unless they are born of water and the Spirit. 6 Flesh gives birth
to flesh, but the Spirit[b] gives birth to spirit. 7 You should not be
surprised at my saying, ‘You[c] must be born again.’
8 The wind blows
wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot
tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with
everyone born of the Spirit.”[d]
9 “How can this be?” Nicodemus asked.
10 “You are Israel’s teacher,” said Jesus, “and do you not
understand these things? 11 Very truly I tell you, we speak
of what we know, and we testify to what we have seen,
but still you people do not accept our testimony.
12 I have spoken to you of earthly things and you do not
believe; how then will you believe if I speak of heavenly
things? 13 No one has ever gone into heaven except the one
who came from heaven the Son of Man.[e] 14 Just as Moses
lifted up the snake in the wilderness, so the Son of Man must
be lifted up,[f]
15 that everyone who believes may have eternal life in him.”
16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only
Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have
eternal life. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to
condemn the world, but to save the world through him.
18 Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever
does not believe stands condemned already because they have
not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son.
19 This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but people
loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil.
20 Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into
the light for fear that their deeds will be exposed. 21 But whoever
lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen
plainly that what they have done has been done in the sight of God.
Let us meditate on this, let us pray on this and let the Spirit of the
Lord lead, guide and direct our path the knowledge, truth,
righteousness and true salvation.
Blessings to each of you and your respective families. If you can follow us into
Altspace VR with First Meta Church and come celebrate with us on the Good Friday.
First Meta Church Good Friday Service
Hosted by Stefan Young
Tonight Friday, July 15th 2022
7pm to 7:45pm