Join us for Lenten services on Thursdays, February 26--March 26 at 7:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome!
Holy Week Worship Schedule
March 29: Palm Sunday 9:30 a.m.
April 2: Maundy Thursday 7:00 p.m.
April 3: Good Friday 12:00 and 7:00 p.m.
April 5: Easter Sunday 9:30 a.m.
Are Christians crazy? They gather on a Spring Friday in houses of worship to celebrate a horrible death. They use the terms joy and sorrow in the same sentence about the same event. They confess that Jesus is God, then refer to the day of His death as “Good Friday.” Are Christians crazy?
A Tragic Celebration
The reason for this paradox of emotion and practice is found in the reason Jesus came into the world. The Bible teaches that everything was created perfect (see Genesis 1-2). Genesis 3 is the account of the first people, Adam and Eve, falling into sin. From that time on all people inherited the sin of Adam. Sin separates us from God. We all sin and all need to have sin resolved.
God promised a solution when man first sinned (Genesis 3:15). The promise was fulfilled when God came to earth to bear our sins in our place. That happened on Good Friday when Jesus suffered and died on the cross. He took our place, our punishment. He did this for everyone who will ever live. How do we receive the blessings of this act? By faith in Him.
This is why Christians gather to celebrate a horrible event. In this dark moment, God brought life and light. He swallowed the darkness that we might be light. This is what is good about Good Friday.
We invite you to join us Good Friday at 12:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m., then on Easter morning at 9:30 a.m.