In the book of Isaiah there are four “servant songs” which include prophecies about a future Messiah who is also a servant who suffers on behalf of his people. This Messiah and servant is Jesus. Isaiah 53:12 (CSB) says that “he bore the sin of many and interceded for the rebels.” At first glance, this … Continue reading The Righteous for the rebel
It always perplexed me. Why is it called “good” Friday if it’s when Jesus was crucified? As a child at church asked me last year, ‘Shouldn’t it be called Sad Friday?’ One explanation I’ve heard for the name is that the word “good” comes from God. So it’s really like “God’s Friday.” Of all the … Continue reading Shouldn’t it be called Sad Friday?