Five Devotionals for Good Friday

By Jordan An

March 22, 2021

Even as we look forward to celebrating his resurrection on Easter Sunday, it’s important to reflect on the importance of Jesus’ death as the means for our salvation. We remember Christ’s crucifixion with a combination of grief and gratefulness this Good Friday.

These five devotionals from Today include a Scripture passage, reflection, and prayer to help you focus on the cross and turn your eyes to Jesus.

Read: What’s So Good About Good Friday? (Norman Brown)

If the disciples called it “good,” it was only after encountering the risen Christ. And would Jesus say that Friday was “good”?

Read: More Than a Hero (Scott DeVries)

Jesus’ power might not always seem as grand and glorious as the ­powers of this world, but the joke is on them. Jesus didn’t threaten the Roman Empire because it was no real threat to Jesus.

Read: Jesus in the Middle (Tom Groelsema)

There were three crosses, with Jesus in the middle. Our salvation could have been accomplished if Jesus had died alone. But that’s not how God designed it.

Read: Crucified! (Arthur Schoonveld)

Through the cross of Christ, God himself entered into our broken lives in this world. For those who wonder whether God cares about our suffering, here is God's answer.

Read: Truth in Jerusalem (Arie Leder)

Jesus’ opponents are forever remembered as declaring that he had the authority he claimed. And with that authority he proceeded to the cross—to pay for sin once for all.

Additional Resource: “Good Friday and Easter in Matthew” from Groundwork

In this two-part Groundwork series, explore Matthew’s perspective on the events of Christ’s death and resurrection, including wisdom on facing our guilt and doubts, recognizing the significance of Jesus Christ’s sacrifice, and living faithfully as followers of Jesus Christ.

May you be refreshed, refocused, and renewed in your faith this Easter season through the good news of Christ’s death and resurrection!

About the author — Jordan An

Jordan works for ReFrame Ministries supporting our programs through digital marketing campaigns. She is passionate about using media to reach the world for Jesus.

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