I just wanted to remind you that today is Good Friday. Good, not because we get time off work and hopefully a chocolate Easter egg, but because it's Easter, and because of what that means.
Good Friday is good for us, because it wasn't good for Jesus. Today, over two thousand years ago, Jesus Christ was tortured and crucified, when he had done nothing wrong. But he was punished for our wrong-doings, so that we would not be punished ourselves. God set a high standard, and then provided the way for us to meet it. And all we have to do is ask, and it is a free gift.
I'm not apologising for preaching - someone has to tell you. If you want to be right with God, you need to accept the free gift from Jesus, and ask him to be Lord of your life. And then Easter will be really important, and today will be really GOOD Friday!
To those at the time, who didn't understand what was going on, this was a really bad day. The man they had set their hopes on, had been executed, and it looked as if it was all over. But then Sunday came, and he rose from the dead. So, as I heard someone preach once, if your life is down, and it feels like that Friday, remember - Sunday's coming!
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