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Friday, April 10, 2009

The Meaning of "Good Friday" - Above All - Video 4/10/09



I am a Christian, and I cannot let this day pass without telling the meaning to Christians of this day. Today is "Good Friday," a day which is very significant to all Christians. It would seem odd that a day which remembers the death of Jesus Christ on a cruel cross is called "Good" Friday. But the Bible teaches that Jesus went to that cross as the Great Sacrifice for the sin of every person. As the Bible says, "He who knew no sin, became sin for us."

You see, Jesus came into this world for the express purpose of doing for us what we could never do for ourselves - pay the penalty of our sin. No matter how hard we may try, no amount of good living or good works could ever erase the stain of even one sin. Therefore, Jesus - God who became a man - entered human history and lived a sinless life and took the burden, guilt, stain, and penalty of our sin upon Himself. He died in our place to destroy the power of sin, death, and hell. That's why it is called "Good Friday."

His death is linked inextricably to His resurrection which Christians will celebrate on Easter Sunday. Had He not died for us, there would be no hope of forgiveness and eternal life. Had He not risen from the dead, His death would have no real meaning. But because He died AND rose again, the door to heaven is wide open. All who put their faith and trust in Jesus Christ walk through that door to life everlasting. The video above tells the story of Good Friday through a beautiful song called "Above All," using some scenes from The Passion of the Christ. It is somewhat graphic, but so was the Crucifixion of Jesus.

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