Good Friday 4/2/21

Today we remember Christ’s sacrificial death on the cross. It was for this reason that He left the glory of heaven to come into this world. The words He taught were important. The example He gave us was important. However, these were not the main purpose of His coming. His purpose, above all else, was to live a sinless life that, as our high priest, He might offer Himself up as the sacrifice for our sins.

Contrary to popular opinion, there are not many roads that lead to God. Jesus said there is only one road. He said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father, but through Me.” This is the answer to the most important question we can ask. How can sinful man be justified before a holy God? Sinful man cannot come into the presence of a holy God. A just God cannot allow sin to go unpunished. A loving God provided a way. “God demonstrates His own love for us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”

As the time for His sacrifice drew near, Jesus said, “For this purpose I came to this hour.” From the cross we hear the most chilling words ever spoken, spoken with unimaginable anguish, “My God! My God! Why have Your forsaken Me?” At this point Christ bore our sins, He became a curse for us, and the wrath of the Father for our sins was poured out on Him in our place. At this point, He who existed in perfect love with the Father was separated from the Father for us. And then, “It is finished.” “And He bowed His head, and gave up His Spirit.”

The work of salvation was complete. The price had been paid. His dead body was taken down from the cross and placed in a tomb. The world was in darkness and sorrow, but Easter morning was coming.

“My sin – oh, the bliss of this glorious tho’t: My sin not in part, but the whole Is nailed to the cross and I bear it no more, Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, O my soul.” (It Is Well with My Soul)

Pastor Haney

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