Pastor Ed reads from John Chapter 19 about the Crucifixion of Jesus.
Each night since March 18th (minus 1 night), Ed Boston Ministries has hosted an online Prayer Service in response to the National Emergency happening in the United States and around the world.
With this being Holy Week, we thought we would have a special Prayer Service on Good Friday at 7 pm eastern on the ministry Facebook page. The link there is www.facebook.com/edbostonministries. This service will be different than what we have been doing each night, so why not join us and help us observe Good Friday!
Trial, Crucifixion, Death, and Burial on Good Friday
Good Friday is the most difficult day of Passion Week. Christ’s journey turned treacherous and acutely painful in these final hours leading to his death.
According to Scripture, Judas Iscariot, the disciple who had betrayed Jesus, was overcome with remorse and hanged himself early Friday morning.
Meanwhile, before the third hour (9 a.m.), Jesus endured the shame of false accusations, condemnation, mockery, beatings, and abandonment. After multiple unlawful trials, he was sentenced to death by crucifixion, one of the most horrible and disgraceful methods of capital punishment known at the time.
Before Christ was led away, soldiers spit on him, tormented and mocked him, and pierced him with a crown of thorns. Then Jesus carried his own cross to Calvary where, again, he was mocked and insulted as Roman soldiers nailed him to the wooden cross.
Jesus spoke seven final statements from the cross. His first words were, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.” (Luke 23:34, NIV). His last words were, “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.” (Luke 23:46, NIV)
Then, about the ninth hour (3 p.m.), Jesus breathed his last breath and died.
By 6 p.m. Friday evening, Nicodemus and Joseph of Arimathea took Jesus’ body down from the cross and lay it in a tomb.
Friday’s events are recorded in Matthew 27:1-62, Mark 15:1-47, Luke 22:63-23:56, and John 18:28-19:37.
We had the privilege of attending a Living Way of the Cross program in North Vernon, Indiana.
Enjoy the pictures.
When Jesus willingly gave his life on that very first Good Friday, He did it for you and for me!
Please know that you are loved by our Maker, Good Friday tells us so!
John 19:30 When he had received the drink, Jesus said, It is finished .” With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.