Good Friday

Jesus tells His followers in John 13:32 that when He is lifted up, all people will be drawn to Him. Today is the day we remember Him lifted up and crucified on the cross (Matthew 27:32-57). 

And Christ was right! All men are drawn to Him! To this day no other person has been more revered, more vilified, or appeared on more magazines two thousand years later. His name is used to bless and to curse. All peoples are drawn to Him. Allow your heart to be drawn to Him today. See our Christ, the crucified Lamb of God:

Matthew 27:37: 

And over his head they put a charge against him, which read, 'This is Jesus, the King of the Jews.'

Matthew 27:45-46; 50:  

45 Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land until the ninth hour. 46 And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?” that is, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”

50 And Jesus cried out again with a loud voice and yielded up his spirit.

 Today remember His death. Give time to picture Him there on the cross – the sinless Son of God hung between two thieves. And let your heart be stirred to worship Him! 

Before the Throne of God  

Before the throne of God above
I have a strong, a perfect plea
A great high Priest whose Name is Love
Who ever lives and pleads for me
My name is graven on His hands
My name is written on His heart
I know that while in heaven He stands
No tongue can bid me thence depart
No tongue can bid me thence depart

When Satan tempts me to despair
And tells me of the guilt within
Upward I look and see Him there
Who made an end to all my sin
Because the sinless Savior died
My sinful soul is counted free
For God the just is satisfied
To look on Him and pardon me
To look on Him and pardon me

Behold Him there the risen Lamb
My perfect spotless righteousness
The great unchangeable I am
The King of glory and of grace
One with Himself I cannot die
My soul is purchased by His blood
My life is hid with Christ on high
With Christ my Savior and my God!
With Christ my Savior and my God!

One with Himself I cannot die
My soul is purchased by His blood
My life is hid with Christ on high
With Christ my Savior and my God!
With Christ my Savior and my God!