Friday, April 18, 2014

day no. 12,961: Good Friday

1 Corinthians 15:3-6
3 For I passed on to you as most important what I also received:
that Christ died for our sins
according to the Scriptures,
4 that He was buried,
that He was raised on the third day
according to the Scriptures,
5 and that He appeared to Cephas,
then to the Twelve.
6 Then He appeared to over 500 brothers at one time;
most of them are still alive,
but some have fallen asleep.
The most important thing anyone can pass on is the most important thing anyone can receive: the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ on their behalf.

1 Corinthians 11:26
For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until He comes.
Today, we specifically set aside to proclaim the Lord's death.  This is that Good Friday where the Man Jesus Christ ended His perfect life by voluntarily submitting Himself to a sacrificial death.  He was the perfect sacrifice.  The willing sacrifice.  He died on purpose and with purpose. 
As Christians, we proclaim the Lord's death often.  Particularly when we received communion and particularly today as we remember His specific death on a specific tree at a certain time in a certain place where for certain He finished the good work that is our secure hope of salvation.

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