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Tag Archives: Good Friday
Is the Cross Your Foundation?
I was recently in a meeting and I noticed that the base of the table in front of me was a cross. As I thought about this, I began to think about how the cross is the foundation of the … Continue reading
I don’t remember reading this bit before
On Good Friday, some of us gathered to read through the Bible account of the days and hours leading up to and including Jesus’ death. We read a section together, paused to reflect on what we had read and then … Continue reading
Jesus died to make it possible for Enemies of God to become his Friends
I was reading the part of the Easter story where Peter cuts off the ear of the High Priest’s slave. Usually this is a part of the account that gets missed out but as I thought about it, I began to … Continue reading
Would we like Jesus to give us what we Want or what we Need?
Jesus rode into Jerusalem and the crowd cried out for him to save them. They were expecting salvation from Roman occupation but Jesus had a different agenda. A few days later many of these same people would have been in … Continue reading
Posted in Easter week explained, Faith, Holy week, Holy week explained Tagged Crucifixion, Easter, easter week explained, God doesn't exist to serve my needs, God is not a vending machine, Good Friday, holy week explained, Palm Sunday, surrender to God, what is Palm sunday all about?, why did Jesus die? 2 Comments
Advent 21: The One about Strange Gifts
They were the strangest set of gifts that Mary had ever seen! Some important looking people had turned up at her house and they were really offering her son gold, some incense (she had only ever seen it used in the … Continue reading
Jesus died on the cross, so why do we call it Good Friday?
So, today we remember that a man was beaten, tortured, nailed to a cross and left to hang there until he died. So why on earth do we call it Good Friday? Shouldn’t it be called ‘Bad Friday’ or ‘Sad Friday’? … Continue reading
Posted in Bible, Easter week explained, Faith, Holy week explained, Saved by Jesus Tagged art of celebration, brought near by the blood of Jesus, easter week explained, Ephesians 2 13, Good Friday, Hebrews 9 28, holy week explained, jesus died for us, Jesus died once for all, jesus saves us, Saved by Jesus, why did Jesus die?, Why is it called Good Friday 14 Comments