Scriptures for Good Friday

As we remember Christ’s death on the cross today, we might think of some of the biblical pictures of that event:

Romans 5:8–“He confirms His own love toward us, God does, because although we were still sinners, Christ died on our behalf.”

1 Cor. 15:3–“Christ died for our sins, according to the Scriptures.”

2 Cor. 5:21–“God made the one who had not known sin to be Sin for us, so that we might in him demonstrate the righteousness of God.”

Rom. 3:25–“Christ Jesus, whom God in His faithfulness put forward as an atoning sacrifice, through his blood, to demonstrate that He is righteous even though passing over the sins that had been previously committed.  God did this in His forbearance at this present time, to show that He is righteous and that He makes righteous the person who comes through the faith of Jesus.”

Rom. 8:3–“For what was impossible for the Law to do, because of the weakness of our flesh, God did by sending His Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and as a sin offering.  Thus God condemned sin in the flesh.”

1 Cor. 5:7–“Our Passover lamb, Christ, was sacrificed”

Hebrews 10:14–“With one sacrifice he has perfected forever those who come to be sanctified.”

Matthew 27:51–“And behold, the veil of the temple was divided in two from top to bottom and the ground was shaken and the rocks divided, and the tombs were opened…”

1 Peter 2:24–“He himself has born the burden of our sins in his body on the tree so that we might live to righteousness, because we have died to sins.  By his wound you may be healed.”

Luke 22:20–“This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is being shed on your behalf.”

Mark 10:45–“The Son of Man did not come to be served but to serve and to give his life as a ransom for many.”

John 3:14–“and as Moses lifted up the serpent in the desert, so it is necessary for the Son of Man to be lifted up so that everyone who believes in him might have eternal life.”

Hebrews 2:14–“Since the children shared blood and flesh in common, he also partook similarly of them so that through death he might destroy the one who had the power of death: the Devil.”

Revelation 5:9–“Worthy are you to take the book and to open its seals because you were slain and you bought for God with your blood from every tribe and tongue and people and race and you made them for our God a kingdom and priests and they will rule on the earth.”