I just finished my Good Friday sermon and boy am I juiced for Friday. A few nuggets to chew on:
What put Jesus on the cross? Was it the religous authorities? Was it the Romans? Was it our sin? Or was it something else? Find out on Friday.
Some quotes and verses to meditate on:
Horatio Spafford wrote:
My sin, not in part but the whole,
Is nailed to the cross, and I bear it no more,
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, O my soul
“Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross; Colossians 2:14 (KJV)"
Ray Pritchard wrote in his book, An Anchor for the Soul, “God is not trying to sell you salvation. He’s not offering salvation at half price. He’s not offering salvation on an installment plan. God is offering you salvation free of charge. The bill has already been paid. Jesus finished what He came to do.”
The prophet Isaiah wrote, 700 years or so before the crucifixion: "Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in his hand." Isaiah 53:10 (KJV)