Article by Michael Goforth II:
Welcome to The Friday Five! The weekly spot where I share five resources to help you in your walk with the Lord. Since today is Good Friday, I'm sharing 5 articles about the cross with my favorite quotation from each.
1. 10 Things You Should Know About The Cross by Patrick Schreiner
"The cross is not only where our sin is paid for, where the devil is conquered, but the shape of Christianity. As Rutledge has said, “the crucifixion is the touchstone of Christian authenticity, the unique feature by which everything else. . . is given true significance.”
2. The Story Of Good Friday by Ben Roberts
"Jesus, God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in you. Through you we are reconciled. You made peace through your blood, shed on the cross. Jesus, in our sin, we were once your enemies. In your grace, we are now your brothers and sisters. By your atonement alone we are holy in God’s sight. In you alone, we are without blemish, free from accusation."
3. The Cross Is A Shared Victory by Tim Savage
"On the cross, Jesus took the worst that sin could mete out. He stood his ground. He resisted sin to the end. He purged sin of its power. He died to sin. . . .And we are the beneficiaries."
4. He Was Forsaken By The Father by Marshall Segal
"Jesus knew what he must suffer (Matthew 20:17–19), but that did not lessen the torment. As mere humans, we simply will never know the depths of his agony."
5. Why We Call The Worst Friday 'Good' by David Mathis
“Satan meant that Friday for evil, but God meant it for good, and so we call it Good Friday.”
Have a Happy Easter!