Good Friday

Good Friday, a Christian Holiday, is the Friday before Easter. It is part of the Holy Week. This happens after the paschal moon, which can also mean Passover Moon, that is why Good Friday and Easter usually occurs during the Jewish Holiday, the Passover. #GoodFriday #BGBG2

Good Friday

Good Friday

Good Friday commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. Jesus was condemned by his peers as King Herod and Pontius Pilate had found him not guilty of his crimes. But crowds were enraged, and Pilate reluctantly ordered his crucifixion rather than face a mass riot.

According to Christian tradition, Jesus was crucified around 30 AD, which was approximately 1994 years ago from the current year 2024.

Good Friday What Good Is It?

Why Good? Because it is Holy. Some say this is a day of giving because Christ gave Himself for us. John 15:13 (Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends.) Good Friday has also been known as Holy Friday, Great Friday, God Friday and Black Friday.

Why is it good we celebrate a death? Well that is because Christ Died for our sins and he conquered death to give us everlasting life. John 3:16. It’s a day of great love and sacrifice. Sins were forgiven for those who truly believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and Him alone. We celebrate the virgin birth, death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ. On this day he died on the Cross. Then in 3 days arose from the grave.

Jesus Died on the Cross of Calvary

This is the day that Jesus Christ died on the Cross of Calvary. How can you make death good especially the death Christ experienced by Crucifixion? This was the most painful death penalty there was. However, Jesus conquered death  and defeated sin on the Cross. That is why it is good! He died to save us from our sins. Jesus not only died for us, but He was also buried and arose from the dead three days later. Also the meaning of good can mean holy, some say pious, Latin, which means religious.

Location of Calvary

Scripture doesn’t really share where the exact location of Calvary was, the place where Christ hung on the Cross. Calvary is Latin, means The hill near Jerusalem on which Jesus was crucified. The name is Latin for “Place of the Skull”; it is also called Golgotha, according to dictionary.com. Notice a hill near Jerusalem, that shows it was outside the city of Jerusalem. I believe that is because the Jewish law did not permit or allow executions and burials inside the city. Maybe Calvary is not a place but in a person … Jesus Christ?

Beat, Blogged, Mocked, Etc.

This is the day our Savior was beat, flogged, mocked, made fun, spat upon, hung up on an old wooden Cross. He was beat so bad you could not recognize Him. They say He was so bad that most men would have died just from the flogging. His flesh was like ribbons hanging down. We all know that He had to come to die. Jesus knew he had to die to save us. He became the final sacrificial lamb used during the Passover.

No Bones Were Broken

Usually the break your leg bones so that you will die. Hanging on a cross is hard to breathe, so people would push up to breathe. Breaking the legs makes it hard for the person to push up. But Jesus was already dead. He choose when to die. So no bones were broken as prophecy foretold. (See Exodus 12:46 & Numbers 9:12 & Psalm 34:20) The spear pierced into His side poured out water. A sign that a person is dead. If you were still alive, blood would have came out.

6 Hours on the Cross

Jesus Christ hung for 6 hours on the Cross. The last 3 hours darkness filled the Earth, where God couldn’t look upon Jesus because Jesus took the sin of the world. Even a great earthquake took place during the time of darkness. Jesus Cried out My God, My God Why Hath Though Forsaken Me. He knew His Father couldn’t look on him. Sin separates us from God. Jesus even said, “Father forgive them for they know not what they do.” At the end of the 6th hour, Jesus Said, “It if finished!” Jesus gave up the ghost or spirit. Which means he died. Finished meant debt paid, the task complete. He paid the debt for us.

Without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness of sins.

Hebrews 9:22

By His wounds we are healed.

Isaiah 53:5

Remember these same people were praising and worshiping Him on Palm Sunday are now the ones saying to crucify Him.

The day before Good Friday is Maundy Thursday.

You can experience the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ in the Gospels in the Bible. All four of the Gospels, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John give an account of this. These four Gospels are great to read as they can give the account of the full life of Christ from His birth to His Death including His Burial and His Resurrection and more.

You can read about the accounts of the crucifixion:

  • Luke 23:1-56
  • Matthew 27:1-66
  • John 19:1-42
  • Mark 15:1-47

The final sacrificial lamb

Jesus became the final sacrificial lamb. He died a death He didn’t deserve and we owe Him a debt we can never repay. But that is the great thing about the love of God. God ask up to accept His Son, Believe that His Son died for our sins and to Repent, to turn away from our sinful desires. His death meant “Once and Done!”. Never more to do any other sacrificial lambs.

Good Friday a Legal or State Holiday?

Good Friday is also a legal holiday in many countries including 12 U.S. States, Tennessee, my state, being one of them. This might say something about our nation as a whole, only 12 of the 50 states.

According to WikiPedia: Good Friday is a state holiday in Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, New Jersey, North Carolina, North Dakota, Tennessee and Texas. State and local government offices and courts are closed, as well as some banks and postal offices in these states, and in those counties and municipalities where Good Friday is observed as a holiday. Good Friday is also a holiday in the U.S. territories of Guam, U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.

Future Good Friday Dates:

  • 2024 – March 29
  • 2025 – April 18
  • 2026 – April 3
  • 2027 – March 26
  • 2028 – April 14

Check out this video:

HOLY WEEK:

Holy Week #HolyWeek

A list of events that lead up to Easter.


| Lazarus Saturday | Palm Sunday | Holy Monday |
| Holy Tuesday | Spy Wednesday |
| Maundy Thursday | Good Friday | Holy Saturday |
| Resurrection Day (Easter Sunday) | Easter Monday |


Easter Blog Posts

Below is a list of blog posts that relate to Easter. Be sure to check them all out!

Easter Blog Posts
Easter Posts Easter Blog Posts Complete Blog Post List for Easter
  1. 1 Cross, 3 Nails, 4 Given Church Sign
  2. 8 Things Jesus Accomplished on the Cross
  3. 20th anniversary of the powerful film, “The Passion of the Christ.”
  4. A-Z of Easter, The
  5. Amber Alert: Jesus Christ is Missing
  6. Arise My Love by Newsong
  7. Ascension
  8. Ash Wednesday, Day of Ashes
  9. Body of Christ
  10. Breakfast Pizza
  11. Broken Egg
  12. CEO Christians Church Sign
  13. Colors of Easter
  14. Cracking the Tradition of Hiding Easter Eggs
  15. Create and Hide Unbreakable Easter Eggs
  16. Cross Acronym
  17. Cross of Jesus
  18. Cross Tree
  19. Dogwood Tree
  20. Drive-Thru Easter Egg Hunt
  21. Dye Eggs with All Natural Ingredients
  22. Easter celebrations in the era of social distancing
  23. Easter Egg Trunk Hunt
  24. Easter Finger Puzzle Printable
  25. Easter is Canceled
  26. Easter Lilies Can Kill A Cat?
  27. Easter Monday
  28. Easter Story Snack Mix Printable
  29. Easter Sweet Treats Makes Easter Special
  30. Easter Symbols
  31. Easter Trees
  32. Easter Word Search Printable
  33. Egg Rolling
  34. Emoji Easter Story Printable
  35. Empty Egg
  36. Finished An Easter Spoken Word Videos by KB
  37. Forgiveness
  38. Free Easter Printables
  39. Good Friday
  40. Happy Easter “Resurrection Day”
  41. He is Risen Display
  42. Hiding Easter Eggs
  43. History of Easter Bonnets
  44. Holy Monday
  45. Holy Saturday
  46. Holy Thursday
  47. Holy Tuesday
  48. Holy Wednesday
  49. Hot Cross Buns
  50. If Jesus Had An Obituary
  51. Importance of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ
  52. It’s Not About the Bunny Church Sign
  53. Jelly Bean Prayer Printable
  54. Jesus Shows His Scars
  55. KSBJ’s Cross Stops in Houston!
  56. Lazarus Saturday
  57. Legend of the Donkey’s Cross
  58. Legend of the Sand Dollar Printable
  59. Legend of the Three Trees
  60. Let kites soar: A Lenten tradition takes flight
  61. Life Savers
  62. Make Easter Eggs Last
  63. Maundy Thursday
  64. Meaning Behind Easter Lilies
  65. No Bones About It – Jesus Is Alive!
  66. Palm Sunday
  67. Passover
  68. Resurrection Bracelet
  69. Resurrection Rolls
  70. Searching for Christ
  71. Shrove Tuesday
  72. Silly Rabbit, Easter is for Jesus
  73. Son of God Movie Review
  74. Spy Wednesday
  75. Stay-At-Home Spring Printables for Kids
  76. Stitching Easter delights with Sewing
  77. Sweating Blood Prayer
  78. Telelestai
  79. That’s My King Dr. S.M. Lockridge
  80. The Rock at UT Painted for Easter (2024)
  81. The University of Tennessee Rock painted with an Easter Messages (2022)
  82. Trail to the Empty Tomb
  83. Truth About Easter Bunny & Easter Eggs
  84. That Tomb Is Still Empty, Easter Story Told by Two Kids
  85. Unique Easter Traditions from Around the Globe
  86. University of Tennessee Rock painted with an Easter Message, The
  87. What if the Resurrection Happened Today
  88. What’s So Good About Good Friday?
  89. Why Did Jesus Fold the Napkin?
  90. Words of Forgiveness by Saving Darkness
  91. You, Sin, Christ – A Simple Illustration
  92. You’ve Been Egged Printable

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