What's So Good About Good Friday?

On the surface, the events we remember today might lead us to call it Bad Friday or Evil Friday or Despicable, Horrible, Worst-ever Friday. But a deeper dive into the results of the death of Jesus Christ might morph Good Friday into Great Friday or Stupendous, Magnificent, Never-better Friday.

So what were the results of the first Good Friday? A quick Google search or Bible search will lead you to quite a list. It did me. (click here to see the list on our Blog) Thanks, Google, for the list… and unlimited thanks, Jesus for the results.

Because of Jesus’ death for us, we who believe:

Have access to God's grace. Ephesians 2:8
Are adopted into the family of God as God's sons. Galatians 4:5
Have an inheritance. 1 Peter 1:3-4, Colossians 3:24
Become a child of God. John 1:12
Get Heavenly citizenship. Ephesians 2:19
Become an heir of God. Galatians 3:29, Romans 8:17
Become a new creature.2 Corinthians 5:17, Galatians 6:15
Become a servant of God. Romans 6:22
Become a priest of God.1 Peter 2:9
Are reconciled to God. Romans 5:10, Ephesians 2:13
Are Sanctified. 1 Corinthians 6:11
Are accepted in the beloved.Ephesians 1:6
Are baptized into Christ's body. 1 Corinthians 12:13, Romans 6:4
Are a love gift to the Son. John 17:9
Are buried with Christ. Colossians 2:10-12, Romans 6:4
Are indwelt by Christ. John 14:23
Possess eternal life. John 10:28
Are saved by Christ. Acts 16:31, Acts 4:12, John 14:6
Become a friend of God. John 15:15
Have our name recorded in the book of life in heaven. Luke 10:20
Are seated with Christ in heavenly places. Ephesians 2:6
Receive a blessed hope. Titus 2:13
Have a dwelling prepared in glory. John 14:2
Are born again. John 3:3-7
Are anointed by the Holy Spirit. 1 John 2:27
Are sealed by the Holy Spirit. Ephesians 1:13, Ephesians 4:30
Have our body become the temple of the Holy Ghost. 1 Corinthians 6:19
Are given spiritual gifts by the Holy Spirit. 1 Corinthians 12
Are indwelt by the Holy Spirit. Romans 8:11, 2 Timothy 1:14, 1 Corinthians 3:16
Are forgiven. Luke 7:48
Are justified. Romans 5:1, Romans 4:5
Are redeemed. Revelation 5:9, 1 Peter 1:18-19
Have an advocate (attorney for defense). 1 John 2:1
Have the possibility of getting victory over sin. Romans 6
Become an ambassador for Christ. 2 Corinthians 5:20

 

Jack Nelson
Worldlink President