What does Scripture say about Good Friday? The Apostle Paul thought it to be “of first importance” that Jesus died for our sins, was buried, and was raised to life on the third day, all in accordance with what God had promised all along in the Scriptures (1 Corinthians 15:3). On Good Friday we commemorate the day Jesus suffered by choice and died by crucifixion as the ultimate sacrifice for our sins (1 John 1:10). It is followed two days later by Easter, the beautiful holiday of the day Jesus was raised from the dead, declaring his victory over sin and death and looking ahead to a future resurrection for all who are united to him by faith (Romans 6:5).
Whether you just beginning your spiritual journey of discovering who Jesus is or have experienced years of walking in a close relationship with God, it is also beneficial to remember God's love through the plan of salvation as displayed through the cross of Jesus. May these Scriptures encourage your faith and renew your
Here is a powerful collection of Bible verses about Good Friday. Discover the significance of His crucifixion and what it means for us today.
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15 Bible Verses about Good Friday
For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures - 1 Corinthians 15:3
He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed. - 1 Peter 2:24
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. - John 3:16-17
"For he was teaching his disciples, saying to them, “The Son of Man is going to be delivered into the hands of men, and they will kill him. And when he is killed, after three days he will rise.” - Mark 9:31
"And they will mock him and spit on him, and flog him and kill him. And after three days he will rise.” - Mark 10:34
But he was wounded for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his stripes we are healed. - Isaiah 53:5
"For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. For one will scarcely die for a righteous person--though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die-- but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Since, therefore, we have now been justified by his blood, much more shall we be saved by him from the wrath of God. For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, now that we are reconciled, shall we be saved by his life." - Romans 5:6-10
And he began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders and the chief priests and the scribes and be killed, and after three days rise again. - Mark 8:31
If we claim we have not sinned, we make him out to be a liar and his word is not in us. - 1 John 1:10For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we will certainly also be united with him in a resurrection like his. - Romans 6:5
It was now two days before the Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread. And the chief priests and the scribes were seeking how to arrest him by stealth and kill him - Mark 14:1
"You know that after two days the Passover is coming, and the Son of Man will be delivered up to be crucified." - Matthew 26:2
And he said to him, “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise.” - Luke 23:43
For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. - 1 Corinthians 1:18
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A Prayer for Good Friday
Jesus cried out to you on the cross,
“Why have you forsaken me?”
You seemed so far from his cry
And from his distress.
Those who stood at the foot of the cross
Wondered where you were,
As they saw Jesus mocked and shamed and killed.
Where were you then?
We, too, ask where you are,
When there is trouble and suffering and death,
And we cry out to you for help.
Be near to us, and save us
So that we may praise you for your deliverance.
We wait, on Friday, for the resurrection of Sunday
And sometimes our lives seem a succession of Fridays
And we cannot see what is “Good.”
Teach us to call your name
As Jesus did.
Make us to trust in you like little children.
In Jesus’ name,
Amen. - by Rachel Marie Stone, excerpts: Holy Week Prayers
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