We know the story of Good Friday...or at least we think we do. Join us as we take another look at the key moments and people in the last day of Jesus’ life.
The Spirit that raised Him up is alive in us.
The story of the crucifixion is full of conflict, suffering, and hopelessness. Yet, Jesus breaks through. Is there something in your life that feels impossible for Jesus to break through? Jesus broke out of that tomb, and Jesus can break through in your life too.
When Jesus died, the Earth shook. Jesus inspired awe and wonder thousands of years ago, and still does today.
In all four Biblical accounts, the women of the crucifixion scene show up to mourn for Jesus. Maybe you're at the bedside of a loved one right now. You don't feel hopeful, but you're not alone. Even in our mourning, God is present.
In the midst of Jesus's crucifixion, his main concern was to forgive those who tortured him. In what ways are we not extending grace to those around us? Instead of choosing anger, maybe we can extend forgiveness. What does that look like for you right now?
On a Friday over 2,000 years ago, Jesus completely redefined love. Jesus asks us to love our enemies, but He never asks us to do something He hasn't done first.
"We have the real son of God vs. Barabbas, the guilty, accused son." - Alli Patterson. Can you imagine taking a punishment you don't deserve?
Have you ever had a moment where you were overwhelmed and made a decision out of panic or desperation? That's where Peter was when he denied Jesus three times. If you feel hopeless right now, you can take heart because we know redemption is coming. The heartbreak of Good Friday prepares us for the glory of Easter Sunday. You can watch our Easter special right now at the link in bio.
As one of the people who sentenced Jesus to death, it's easy to judge Caiaphas as a villain. But what could we learn from his story?
We live in a world where it's hard to know what truth really is. Alli Patterson explains that as Jesus faced death in His sham of a trial, He knew exactly what that felt like.
Thankful that today, at the foot of the cross, we are justified.
Even during His arrest before He knew what would be his death, Jesus was in control. The heartbreak of Good Friday prepares us for the glory of Easter Sunday. You can watch our Easter special right now at crossroads.net/easterspecial.
When you're thinking of the biggest villains of all time, it's hard to get much more evil than Judas. What could we possibly learn from one of the worst dudes around? The heartbreak of Good Friday prepares us for the glory of Easter Sunday. You can watch our Easter special right now at crossroads.net/easterspecial.
Have you ever been let down by those closest to you? No one knows that feeling more than Jesus when his disciples failed to stay up with Him in the final hours before his arrest. Chuck Mingo explains what we can learn from their failures today. The heartbreak of Good Friday prepares us for the glory of Easter Sunday. You can watch our Easter special right now at crossroads.net/easterspecial.
Passover meal was a Jewish tradition passed down for hundreds of years that follows a very particular, very strict script. So why would Jesus break that script? Hannah Sheppard breaks it down for us. The story of Good Friday points us to the story of Easter. You can watch our Easter Special right now at crossroads.net/easterspecial.
Take fresh courage today, saints. Check out the Easter special featuring "Unbreakable" by Crossroads Music at crossroads.net/easterspecial.