Why do we call it “Good” Friday?

At the Last Supper, Jesus Christ celebrated the Passover with His disciples and He instituted the Communion service as a reminder of His death and sacrifice. He knew He would be unjustly beaten, tortured, and crucified the following day and He let it all happen anyway. How can this be good?

In Hebrews 9:22, we are reminded that from the beginning God instituted the principle for taking care of our sins. Without the shedding of (innocent) blood, there is no forgiveness of sin. Jesus Christ is the Lamb of God, who came to take away the sins of the world (John 1:29). The reason it was a “Good” Friday, is that Jesus Christ died in my place, in your place, taking on my sin and yours, and paying the price with His own blood in our place.

As we celebrate Good Friday tonight at Communion tables with fellow believers, we will see how Jesus Christ is the Bread of Life and how through His blood alone we are redeemed and forgiven of our sins. Join us tonight.