Blessed Good Friday 2023

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“But he was pierced for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his wounds we are healed.”
Isaiah 53:5 ESV

“It is finished!” said Jesus as he breathed his last and gave up his spirit (John 19:30). This final act showed in stark relief how he willingly and unflinchingly took on the entire weight of all our sins upon himself as the sacrificial lamb of God after he had completed all the prophetic tasks required of him as the incarnate Christ.

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Why is Jesus’ Resurrection Such a Big Deal?

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Jesus Christ is alive on that first Resurrection Sunday and for all time hence!

His being raised on the third day is truly a miracle. The resurrection of Jesus after his death and burial is also foundational to the Christian faith. Why is that so? There are at least five reasons why the resurrection is essential to all who believe in Christ as their Saviour and God (also see References below for more related information). These are primarily based on the Bible passage of 1 Corinthians 15:12-19.

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Holy Saturday Reflection: Why Is There Suffering?

Credit: Bethesda Frankel Estate Church, 2022.

 

A reflection theme for Holy Saturday–the day “in-between” the eventful days of Good Friday and Resurrection Sunday: If God is indeed real, why is there death and suffering on Earth still? Consider pondering over Mr Max Jeganathan’s message as he spoke at a Good Friday Service on this universal issue of suffering. Whether one is a follower of Christ or otherwise, his message is deeply relevant to us all.

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Blessed Good Friday!

Blessed Good Friday!

Good Friday is good because Jesus Christ died so that all who trust and believe in Him will have eternal life, and we no longer live for ourselves but for Him who died and was raised. Put your faith in Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour today – find out more here or here.

For all who already trust Jesus, may this Good Friday be a day to reflect on our Saviour’s indescribable love for us that led him Via Dolorosa to Calvary, where He died that death we should have died. May we then live the life He wants and wills us to live, with faith, hope and joy abiding in Him. ¬†Because He lives, we can face tomorrow.

Blessed Good Friday to all, from all of us at EAST!

P.S. See our Holy Saturday reflective post on “Why is there suffering?

The Holy Week of Lent 2022

Credit: Leah Newton Art 2020, from a Lenten art project by elementary grade students.

 

The Holy Week of the Lent season is the remembrance of the final week of Jesus Christ’s earthly life covering events prior to and during his death on the cross, burial, and resurrection. The 8-day Holy Week begins on Palm Sunday and ends on the following Resurrection (or Easter) Sunday.

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