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WHAT IS GOOD IN IT? (abridged) April 10, 2009 3:37 AM

Dear Beloved,

Some circumstances did not allow me to prepare the message I wanted to send out for next week. As an alternative, let me resend an abridged version of series of messages I once sent about the accomplishments of the atoning death of Jesus Christ as we celebrate the “Good Friday” today:

WHAT IS GOOD IN IT? (abridged)
(THE ATONING DEATH OF JESUS CHRIST)

"None of the rulers of this age understood it, for if they had, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory" (1 Corinthians 2:8, NIV).

I overheard a Muslim preacher one day accusing the Christians: "They call the day 'Good Friday.' What is good in it? What is good in a day they crucified their Savior? What is worthy of celebration in it?" I chuckled. What is good in the Good Friday? Why should we Christians celebrate such a "horrible" day - a day that our Savior and Lord was tried, sentenced to death by crucifixion, flogged, molested, crucified cruelly and eventually died? Non-Christians may not know, but every Christian knows what is good in it. If Satan and his cohorts knew that the day would turned to become a good day for Christians and anyone who accepts Jesus Christ as his personal Savior and Lord, they would do everything possible to hinder the event of the day from taking place.

What is good in the Good Friday? What is the significance of the death of Jesus Christ on the cross? This will lead us to the purpose of the first coming of Jesus Christ to the world: to SAVE people from their SIN (Matthew 1:21; John 1:20; Acts 3:26; 1 Timothy 1:15; 1 John 3:5, 8; 4:9, 10). Jesus Christ accomplished this through His death on the cross (Romans 5:6,8; Hebrews 2:14-15; 10:5-10). This atoning death of Jesus Christ is related to our sins (redemption); it is toward God (propitiation), and at the same time toward man (reconciliation). In other words, Jesus Christ, through His atoning death, paid the price of man’ sin in order to remove the wrath of God and thereby reconcile man to God. There is no doubt that the day Jesus Christ accomplished all these is not only a good day, but one of the best days for Christians and everyone who accepts Him as his personal Savior and Lord.

However, is Jesus Christ’s death effective in your life? Have you been reconciled to God? Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ so that His death will not be in vain over your life. Accept Him today as your personal Savior and Lord. You will experience the goodness of His death in your life!


In His service,

Bayo Afolaranmi (Pastor).

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Send your comments and remarks on this message to me directly or copy me at spiritualdigest@yahoo.com. If you need the full study, let me know. God bless you!!!

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