Good Friday

“He was buried…he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures.”
(1 Corinthians 15:4, NIV)

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3 thoughts on “Good Friday

  1. Footnotes for 1 Corinthians 15: 3,4, from NLT says: “The central theme of the gospel is given in these verses, a key text for the defense of Christianity. The three most important points are: (1) Christ died for our sins, just as the Scriptures said. Without the truth of this message, Christ’s death was worthless, and those who believe in Him are still in their sins and without hope. However, Christ as the sinless Son of God took the punishment of sin so that those who believe can have their sins removed. ‘The Scriptures’ refers to Old Testament prophecies such as Psalm 16: 8-11 and Isaiah 53: 5,6. Christ’s death on the cross was no accident or afterthought. It had been part of God’s plan from all eternity in order to bring about the salvation of all who believe. (2) He was buried. The fact of Christ’s death is revealed in the fact of his burial. Many have tried to discount the actual death of Christ, but Jesus did in fact die and was buried in a tomb. (3) He was raised from the dead on the third day, as the Scriptures said. Christ was raised permanently, forever; his Father raised him from the dead ‘on the third day’ as noted in the Gospels (Friday afternoon to Sunday morning — three days in Jewish reckoning of time). This also occurred ‘as the Scriptures said.’ Jesus quoted the prophet Jonah in Matthew 12: 40 (see Jonah 1:17) to show the connection ‘three days’ as prophesied in the Old Testament. Psalm 16: 8-11 and Psalm 110 also foretell the resurrection of the Messiah.”

    1. Thanks Tammy for the footnotes. They make me think it’s shouting time. ๐ŸŽค๐ŸŽผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป The cross โœ๏ธ Came before the grave. And, the โœ๏ธ Offers a message of wholeness.

      1. I love the photo above and how it shows the reality of what Tammy shared above, “The fact of Christโ€™s death is revealed in the fact of his burial. Many have tried to discount the actual death of Christ, but Jesus did in fact die and was buried in a tomb. “

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