Embracing the Ultimate Sacrifice: Finding Freedom in Good Friday!

Posted by Mike Pratt on

Last Friday, we explored the significance of the day and why it's called "good."  It's not just any Friday; it's the day when Jesus, God's Son, willingly sacrificed His life for all humanity.  This act of love and redemption is what we commemorate on Good Friday.

So, what exactly is Good Friday?  It's the day Jesus gave His life on the cross, making the ultimate sacrifice for our sins.  Through His death, we find freedom from bondage and the opportunity to start anew as children of God.  It marks the end of an era, where we transition from serving ourselves or the enemy to serving God.

As we reflect on Jesus' cry on the cross, "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?" recorded in the Bible in Matthew 47:45-47, we're reminded of the depth of His agony and the magnitude of His sacrifice.  But His suffering paved the way for us to become part of God's family through faith in Him.  John 3:16 encapsulates this amazing grace, offering eternal life to all who "believe" in Jesus.

However, believing in Jesus isn't merely acknowledging His existence; it's about surrendering our lives to Him and trusting Him completely.  It's about allowing God to direct our paths and becoming part of His grand plan for redemption.

So, what should we do in response to the message we see and hear in Good Friday?

  1. Reflect: Take a moment to think about the significance of Jesus' sacrifice on Good Friday.  Consider what it means for your life and your relationship with God.
  2. Respond: If you haven't already, consider surrendering your life to Jesus and placing your trust in Him for salvation.  Embrace the amazing grace that God offers through His Son.  And if you do surrender your life to Jesus, then please email me and let me know.  I'd love to celebrate your new life with you!
  3. Share: Spread the message of Good Friday with others.  Share with them the love and redemption found in Jesus Christ.
  4. Pray: Spend time in prayer, thanking God for the sacrifice of His Son and asking for guidance in surrendering your life completely to Him.
  5. Prepare: Prepare your heart to celebrate the victory over sin and death that Jesus' resurrection brings.

As we continue to embrace the sacrificial significance of Good Friday, let's remember that it's not just a day of remembrance; it's a day of transformation and redemption for all who believe.  Thank God for Good Friday, because through it we find freedom and redemption in Jesus Christ.

What are your thoughts about Good Friday and what Jesus did for you?

Click the following link to see the sermon that inspired this blog post: What's So Good About Good Friday? | Sermons | Redemption Rock (Website)