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The answer is YES!

For Christians, Good Friday is a crucial day of the year because it celebrates what we believe to be the most memorable 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 turning point for all creation.

1 Corinthians 15:3 The Passion Translation (TPT) 3 For I have shared with you what I have received and what is of utmost importance:

The Messiah died for our sins, fulfilling the prophecies of the Scriptures.

On Good Friday we remember the day Jesus willingly suffered and died by crucifixion as the ultimate sacrifice for our sins (1 John 1:10).

1 John 1:10 The Passion Translation (TPT) 10 If we claim that we’re not guilty of sin when God uncovers it with his light, we make him a liar and his word is not in us.

1 John 1:10 We can only confess what God has revealed to us in his light. But when he shows that a thought or life pattern is sinful, we must agree with him in order to be restored. We cannot hide or conceal our sin but confess our failure to him and move forward in faith. This is like a “rebound” for a missed shot.

It is followed by Easter, the glorious celebration of the day Jesus was raised from the dead, heralding his victory over sin and death and pointing ahead to a future resurrection for all who are united to him by faith (Romans 6:5).

“For the joy set before him” (Hebrews 12:2) Jesus endured the cross on Good Friday, knowing it led to his resurrection, our salvation, and the beginning of God’s reign of righteousness and peace.

Hebrews 12:2 The Passion Translation (TPT). 2 We look away from the natural realm and we fasten our gaze onto Jesus who birthed faith within us and who leads us forward into faith’s perfection. His example is this: Because his heart was focused on the joy of knowing that you would be his, he endured the agony of the cross and conquered its humiliation, and now sits exalted at the right hand of the throne of God!

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