Most Christians are being crucified on a cross between two thieves: Yesterday's regret and tomorrow's worries.— Warren W. Wiersbe
Exciting Good Friday quotations
If you are going to follow Jesus, you better look good on wood.
On the eve of the cross, Jesus made his decision.
He would rather go to hell for you than go to heaven without you.
Without Easter, Good Friday would have no meaning.
Without Easter, there would be no hope that suffering and abandonment might be tolerable. But with Easter, a way out becomes visible for human sorrows, an absolute future: more than a hope, a divine expectation.
What is good about Good Friday? Why isn't it called Bad Friday? Because out of the appallingly bad came what was inexpressibly good. And the good trumps the bad, because though the bad was temporary, the good is eternal.
Good Friday and Easter free us to think about other things far beyond our own personal fate, about the ultimate meaning of all life, suffering, and events; and we lay hold of a great hope.
Gethsemane is where He died; the cross is only the evidence.
It is the resurrection that makes Good Friday good.
This is the centre of the gospel - this is what the Garden of Gethsemane and Good Friday are all about - that God has done astonishing and costly things to draw us near.
On Good Friday Jesus died But rose again at Eastertide.
....Lord, teach us to understand that your Son died to save us not from suffering but from ourselves, not from injustice...but from being unjust. He died that we might live - but live as he lives, by dying as he died who died to himself.
I believe in person to person; every person is Christ for me, and since there is only one Jesus, that person is only one person in the world for me at that moment.
When Satan attacks you, command him in the Name of Jesus to bend his neck.
On the back of it you'll find there's a nail scarred foot print!
The concept of substitution lies at the heart of both sin and salvation.
For the essence of sin is man substituting himself for God, while the essence of salvation is God substituting himself for man.
We are Easter people living in a Good Friday world.
Mt. Sinai says, 'You must do. Mt. Calvary says, 'Because you couldn't, Jesus did.' Don't run to the wrong mountain for your hiding place
By the cross we, too, are crucified with Christ;
but alive in Christ. We are no more rebels, but servants; no more servants, but sons!
Humanity is fickle. They may dress for a morning coronation and never feel the need to change clothes for an execution in the afternoon. So Triumphal Sundays and Good Fridays always fit comfortably into the same April week.
Every day of the year is a good day to think more deeply about Good Friday, for Good Friday is the drama of the love by which our every day is sustained.
I monitor the food my players eat on a Friday night.
It's no good if they've had two vindaloos and a kebab.
When Good Friday comes, these are the moments in life when we feel there's no hope. But then, Easter comes.
Jesus Christ's claim of divinity is the most serious claim anyone ever made.
Everything about Christianity hinges on His carnation, crucifixion, and resurrection. That's what Christmas, Good Friday, and Easter are all about.
What were once only hopes for the future have now come to pass;
it is almost exactly 13 years since the overwhelming majority of people in Ireland and Northern Ireland voted in favour of the agreement signed on Good Friday 1998, paving the way for Northern Ireland to become the exciting and inspirational place that it is today.
If we do not do this our churches will lighthouses without light, wells without water, dumb witnesses, sleeping watchmen, silent trumpets, messengers without tidings, a comfort for infidels, jubilant joys to the devil, and an offense to God.
I was taught to be Biblical: “Forgive them for they know not what they do.
2,000 years ago one man got nailed to a tree for saying how great it would be if everyone was nice to each other for a change.
Stoning prophets and erecting churches to their memory afterwards has been the way of the world through the ages. Today we worship Christ, but the Christ in the flesh we crucified.
The symbol of the religion of Jesus is the cross, not the scales.
If it comes back, I think that Friday night is not a good night to be on.
The marvel of heaven and earth, of time and eternity, is the atoning death of Jesus Christ. This is the mystery that brings more glory to God than all creation.
It was a Friday night, she was at a club, and a good-looking man was currently giving her the I-want-to-take-you-home-and-I-hope-I-last-longer-than-five-minutes look… and she was thinking about pie, a young adult book, and feeding her cat. She was so turning into the cat lady at twenty-seven. Sweet.
The cross was two pieces of dead wood;
and a helpless, unresisting Man was nailed to it; yet it was mightier than the world, and triumphed, and will ever triumph over it.
Unless there is a Good Friday in your life, there can be no Easter Sunday.
We live in a consumer culture, and Black Friday is like the July 4th of that culture. It might be good not to live in this culture, but it terms of what we can do to make people safer at big sales, it seems more useful to try to avoid dangerous crowd conditions.
Christmas and Easter can be subjects for poetry, but Good Friday, like Auschwitz, cannot. The reality is so horrible it is not surprising that people should have found it a stumbling block to faith.
The last months, weeks and days have seen accelerating discussions, involving the DUP for the first time, about a comprehensive agreement which would see all outstanding matters dealt with and the Good Friday Agreement implemented in full.