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WHY CELEBRATE GOOD FRIDAY?
Good Friday, also known as "Holy Friday," is the Friday immediately preceding Easter Sunday. It is celebrated traditionally as the day on which Jesus was crucified, which is why many wonder if indeed, Christians should be celebrating Good Friday.
The Bible does not instruct Christians to remember Christ’s death by honoring a certain day, but it does give us freedom in these matters, as in Romans 14:5, “One man considers one day more sacred than another; another man considers every day alike. Each one should be fully convinced in his own mind.” Rather than remembering Christ's death on a certain day, once a year, the Bible instructs us to remember Christ’s death by observing the Lord’s Supper. First Corinthians 11:24-26 declares, “do this in remembrance of mefor whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord's death until he comes.” What the Jewish authorities and Romans did to Jesus was definitely not good (see Matthew chapters 26-27). However, the results of Christ’s death are very good! According to Romans 5:8, “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” First Peter 3:18 tells us, “For Christ died for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God. He was put to death in the body but made alive by the Spirit.” So whether or not Christians choose to “celebrate” Good Friday, the events of that day should be ever on our minds because the death of Christ on the cross—along with His bodily resurrection—is the paramount event of the Christian faith! 🙏🏾👌🏽👍🏾💪🏾👏🏽🤝🏾🤗🌹 goodfriday holyfriday holy crucifiction cross sacrifice praisegod awesomegod praisehim lovehim celebratehim faithfulness dailydevotion dailyword inspiration inspirationalwords motivationalwords wordoflife wordoffaith wordsofinspiration wordsofwisdom wordstoliveby wordoftheday instadaily instaword instapray gratitude attitudeofgratitude femigee fgtalks