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Friday, April 22, 2011

{Good} Friday

We interrupt today's regularly scheduled program
{Frugal Friday}
in order to take inventory of what is truly important on this day,
Christ's Death and Resurrection.

Today is Good Friday,
the day wherein we acknowledge the death of our Savior.

Please enjoy a few scriptures that indicate the gravity of this moment in history.

First, let's look at the cruxifiction

Luke 23:33-49 (KJV)
33And when they were come to the place, which is called Calvary, there they crucified him, and the malefactors, one on the right hand, and the other on the left.
 34Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots.
 35And the people stood beholding. And the rulers also with them derided him, saying, He saved others; let him save himself, if he be Christ, the chosen of God.
 36And the soldiers also mocked him, coming to him, and offering him vinegar,
 37And saying, If thou be the king of the Jews, save thyself.
 38And a superscription also was written over him in letters of Greek, and Latin, and Hebrew, THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS.
 39And one of the malefactors which were hanged railed on him, saying, If thou be Christ, save thyself and us.
 40But the other answering rebuked him, saying, Dost not thou fear God, seeing thou art in the same condemnation?
 41And we indeed justly; for we receive the due reward of our deeds: but this man hath done nothing amiss.
 42And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom.
 43And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, Today shalt thou be with me in paradise.
 44And it was about the sixth hour, and there was a darkness over all the earth until the ninth hour.
 45And the sun was darkened, and the veil of the temple was rent in the midst.
 46And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, he said, Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit: and having said thus, he gave up the ghost.
 47Now when the centurion saw what was done, he glorified God, saying, Certainly this was a righteous man.
 48And all the people that came together to that sight, beholding the things which were done, smote their breasts, and returned.
 49And all his acquaintance, and the women that followed him from Galilee, stood afar off, beholding these things


John 19:17-30 (KJV)
17And he bearing his cross went forth into a place called the place of a skull, which is called in the Hebrew Golgotha:
 18Where they crucified him, and two other with him, on either side one, and Jesus in the midst.
 19And Pilate wrote a title, and put it on the cross. And the writing was JESUS OF NAZARETH THE KING OF THE JEWS.

Then, the more hopeful verses regarding the implications of the crucifixion.
John 11:25-26
Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die.(NIV)
Romans 1:4-5 
And Jesus Christ our Lord was shown to be the Son of God when God powerfully raised him from the dead by means of the Holy Spirit. Through Christ, God has given us the privilege and authority to tell Gentiles everywhere what God has done for them, so that they will believe and obey him, bringing glory to his name. (NLT)
Romans 6:8-11
Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him. For we know that since Christ was raised from the dead, he cannot die again; death no longer has mastery over him. The death he died, he died to sin once for all; but the life he lives, he lives to God. In the same way, count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus. (NIV)

Praise God for saving us from our sins!!!
I hope you are having a wonderful Good Friday. 
We are off to our church service.


Blessings on you.

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