On Good Friday we commemorate that day nearly 2,000 years ago when the way of salvation was opened. Jesus the Messiah, the One who knew no sin, became sin for us and suffered the death we deserved.
As the Apostle Paul puts it in 2 Corinthians 5:19, “God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting men’s sins against them.”
Father, how can we thank you enough? You did not spare your own Son, but gave Him up for us. We echo the words of the songwriter who asked, “What wondrous love is this?”
Thank you for Jesus, the perfect sacrifice, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world.
Now, as He lives in us by the Holy Spirit, may we become living sacrifices, pouring all that we have, all that we are, all that we hope to be into the advancement of your kingdom.
This we ask in the name of Jesus Christ, the Living One, who was dead and now is alive forevermore.
Use the audio player below to listen to a 5-minute excerpt from Dr. Tony Campolo‘s classic presentation, “It’s Friday, But Sunday’s Coming.”