Good Friday – Why the name?
Good Friday is a very special day because on this day each year the Christian church remembers in a special way, Jesus and Him crucified. Jesus willingly suffered and died by crucifixion as the ultimate sacrifice for our sins. “If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.” 1 John 1:10
The Bible teaches us Jesus died the death on the cross on a Friday and He arose again on the third day, on that first Easter Sunday. Nothing in all the world can compare in importance and value to the gospel message of Christ Jesus, being the once crucified and now risen and triumphant Saviour of sinners. This message was most important to the Apostle Paul as missionary preacher to all people in his day. “ For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures, and that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures.” 1 Corinthians 15:3.