What is Good Friday and why do we call Good Friday “good,” when it is such a dark and bleak event commemorating a day of suffering and death for Jesus? For Christians, Good Friday is a crucial day of the year because it celebrates what we believe to be the most momentous weekend in the history of the world. Ever since Jesus died and was raised, Christians have proclaimed the cross and resurrection of Jesus to be the decisive turning point for all creation. Paul considered it to be “of first importance” that Jesus died for our sins, was buried, and was raised to life on the third day, all in accordance with what God had promised all along in the Scriptures (1 Corinthians 15:3). On Good Friday Jesus willingly suffered and died by crucifixion as the ultimate sacrifice for our sins (1 John 1:10).
April 19 Good Friday Worship Times and Locations:
10:30 am and 7 pm at Laguna Woods Campus
7 pm at Aliso Viejo Campus