Summary: A good friday sermon
Did you sleep well?
Have a good nights rest?
Jesus didn’t – he had not been to sleep!
Good Friday: a day of
How do you live like he’s risen when you feel dead yourself?
How do you dance for Joy when you’re knocked down to the floor?
How do you celebrate Easter when you’re living Good Friday?
Good Friday will never be as harsh for us as it was the disciples. We know he was resurrected – they did not.
But I know that right now some of you are going through Good Friday Issues.
Good Friday Issues? Betrayal, false accusations, standing alone when he should have been surrounded by friends, beating, torture, pain, having to keep your mouth shout when your more than able to defend yourself, the sky grows dark, despair, Shame, Anguish, Guilt, hurt, regret, a feeling of uselessness. And believe you me I know if we put our minds to it, we could make that a lengthy Good Friday list.
There is no such thing as a testimony with out a test
There is no such thing a resurrection without a death
There is no such thing as an Easter without a Good Friday.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
The first date records when he entered into time. The 2nd date marks his exit. The children he raised, the education he attained, the goals he reached, and the people he affected are all encapsulated by one hyphen between to dates.
All the things he overcame, all the men and women he motivated all the laughter, all the tears, all he accomplished is now seen as a simple little slash between two dates.
When they add the second date next to your name, what will the dash in between represent.
You see when they put that date there, the cars and the office and the job title and the number of beers you are able to get through before falling over, or the number of women you can get through in one night will mean nothing.
That dash between the dates will mean something only if you add another line to it. That lines name is Jesus.
BUT FOR SOME PEOPLE THE BLANK IS FILLED WITH THE PRECIOUS NAME OF JESUS. A NAME WRITTEN IN BLOOD THAT FILLS UP THE BLANK BETWEEN THE TWO DATES THAT MARK OUR LIVES. A NAME THAT SUPERSEDES DEATH HELL AND THE GRAVE AND A NAME THAT ENTITLES YOU SAFE PASSAGE INTO THE PRESENCE OF THE FATHER, THE NAME THAT MARKS YOU AS A FRIEND AND NOT AN ENEMY AS FAMILY AND NOT A FOREIGNER.
THE NAME OF THE ONLY PERSON THAT HAS EVER HAD DOMINION OVER DEATH. HIS NAME IS JESUS....... AND HE IS RISEN.