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What's So Good About 'Good Friday'?

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It seems like an oxymoron, calling something 'good' when in fact it does not seem good at all.  That a man who committed no crime would be sentenced to death by means of one of the most painful and excruciating ways of torture and death, that is death on a cross.  But, there is so much more to the story as Sunday will certainly attest.  The death of this man, Jesus, will bring about the redemption of many through his suffering, death, and resurrection.

It is important that we do not simply gloss over Good Friday and indeed the entire Holy Week events and skip directly to Easter, even as we recognize the significance and impact of the resurrection itself.  But, how can the death of someone possibly be a good thing?

When it is the Son of God, the pure and spotless Lamb of God.

He is the One who has carried the weight of the sin of the world on his shoulders, enduring the wrath of God for our sake.
“Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed him stri…