Celebration is not the goal of a Good Friday service but a day of hopeful mourning. On Good Friday, our King triumphed over sin and Satan, but nobody understood what was happening. Jesus was mocked instead of praised and wore a crown of thorns instead of gold. It is easy to think that we would have behaved differently if we had been there. But even His closest friends left Him. They lost their courage, and Jesus was alone.
On Good Friday, we worship the whole of the Trinity. The Father is praised for the wisdom of the plan of redemption. The Son is glorified for accomplishing the way of salvation through His suffering and resurrection. The Holy Spirit is praised for ushering in the work of salvation for all who believe.
Join us this Friday at 10 am at Cross Connection Church for our Good Friday service where we’ll go through Luke 23:44-46 together.