On Good Friday we remember the day Jesus willingly suffered and died as the ultimate sacrifice for our sins. It is followed by Easter, the glorious celebration of the day Jesus was raised from the dead, heralding his victory over sin and death and pointing ahead to a future resurrection for all who are united to him by faith.
Did you know?
Crucifixion was an extreme method of carrying out a death penalty for a person's crime. In the Roman Empire, people who caused political or religious trouble and people without civil rights were typically punished in this way. Crucifixion was ended by Constantine I in 337 CE after his conversion to Christianity.
Did you know?
Golgatha means "Skull Place." It was located outside Jerusalem near a large rock that looked like a human skull. This was the place in Jerusalem where the Romans crucified people, including Jesus.
Read the story of Jesus crucifixion and death.
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Then make a cross with your family.
Use supplies you find around the house like twigs, pipe cleaners, craft sticks or wooden dowels. Tie the arms of the cross together with twine or ribbon and place the cross on on your table or other improvement place a reminder of Christ's sacrifice for you.
WATCH & LISTEN
Watch the video and then read the story of Jesus Crucifixion and death from your favorite story Bible. It is not easy to hear or read the story of Jesus' death but we need to hear it to help us understand the importance of his resurrection on Easter.
View the video below and think about how you can share the the love of Jesus in your attitude and actions.
Then follow through!
Join us for the Good Friday Tenebrae Service via YouTube. The service will include scripture readings and the gradual extinguishing of the lights to symbolize Christ's crucifixion, death, and burial. If you have not experienced a Tenebrae service (Tenebrae means "shadows") please consider joining us this year. The service is available for viewing anytime after 7 pm on Good Friday, April 2nd on our YouTube channel at: fpcnewtonnj