“It’s Friday… But, Sunday’s Coming!” Easter Weekend

March 25, 2016

Articles, Inspiration, Soul Seeds

It’s Friday
Jesus is praying
Peter’s a sleeping
Judas is betraying
But Sunday’s comin’

It’s Friday
Pilate’s struggling
The council is conspiring
The crowd is vilifying
They don’t even know
That Sunday’s comin’

It’s Friday
The disciples are running
Like sheep without a shepherd
Mary’s crying
Peter is denying
But they don’t know
That Sunday’s a comin’

It’s Friday
The Romans beat my Jesus
They robe him in scarlet
They crown him with thorns
But they don’t know
That Sunday’s comin’

It’s Friday
See Jesus walking to Calvary
His blood dripping
His body stumbling
And his spirit’s burdened
But you see, it’s only Friday
Sunday’s comin’

It’s Friday
The world’s winning
People are sinning
And evil’s grinning

It’s Friday
The soldiers nail my Savior’s hands
To the cross
They nail my Savior’s feet
To the cross
And then they raise him up
Next to criminals

It’s Friday
But let me tell you something
Sunday’s comin’

It’s Friday
The disciples are questioning
What has happened to their King
And the Pharisees are celebrating
That their scheming
Has been achieved
But they don’t know
It’s only Friday
Sunday’s comin’

It’s Friday
He’s hanging on the cross
Feeling forsaken by his Father
Left alone and dying
Can nobody save him?
It’s Friday
But Sunday’s comin’

It’s Friday
The earth trembles
The sky grows dark
My King yields his spirit

It’s Friday
Hope is lost
Death has won
Sin has conquered
and Satan’s just a laughin’

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It’s Friday
Jesus is buried
A soldier stands guard
And a rock is rolled into place
But it’s Friday
It is only Friday
Sunday is a comin’!

passion of the christ

Above Sermon by Pastor S. M. Lockridge
“The Passion of The Christ” movie by Mel Gibson

I invite you to fall in love with my Jesus…

It’s been two years since my original post of this, “It’s Friday… But Sunday’s Coming!” which was the first time I’d ever seen the video while visiting a church on Good Friday. It captivated my heart and soul almost as much as the movie did. If you haven’t viewed the recorded sermon or watched the movie yet, I highly recommend them both!

Good Friday & Easter Sunday

People talk about Good Friday all the time and of course, most of the country celebrates Easter on the following Sunday, but I never really understood the true meaning behind either of these events.

In the Bible, the crucifixion, burial and death of Jesus Christ begins on Friday. He was willing to pay the ultimate sacrifice and died for our sins, which is evidence of His love and passion for us. Then on Sunday, 3 days later, Jesus rises from the dead to show us that death is not the final act. He proves to us that there is life after death, so what happens to our physical bodies here on earth doesn’t even matter in the grand scheme of things.

Easter weekend was undoubtedly the world’s greatest, grandest moment of victory imaginable! Even though it was a time of unmeasurable suffering, tribulations and everything that is evil, it was also a time of great celebration… One full of hope, joy and everything that is good!

Did you notice how the suffering was only temporary,
but the victory remains forever?

Through Jesus’ sacrifice, we are shown the ultimate example of how God makes good of what evil intends to destroy. It is the truest example of what grace, mercy, forgiveness and love look like… Of what God Himself looks like. 

Do We Believe?

We were created in His image as eternal beings, which means we will live forever, but where we spend eternity depends upon the choices we make while we’re here. That choice is simply… “Do we believe or not?” It’s not about what we do, what we have, what we’ve done, or what we can do. It’s about whether or not we want to believe ~ It’s about making a choice.

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, 
the evidence of things not seen. (Heb 11:1)

That choice  (just like any others we make) is something we can still decide and choose to do even if we don’t always feel like it. It’s OK to believe yet, struggle with our faith during the journey. In fact, it’s going to happen, but without challenges we wouldn’t continue to grow either. 

So, if we believe in God and accept Jesus as our Savior, then we will spend eternity with Him in Heaven after this part of our journey is over. That means we won’t ever have to know pain and suffering again like we do here on earth, because He isn’t going to allow evil back up there.

If we don’t believe in God and accept that Jesus died for our sins though, we will be forever separated from God and His love, spending eternity in hell instead. While it isn’t necessarily the easiest choice, it seems like a no brainer to me folks for, I have known wayyyyyy too much evil in this life to NEVER want to be around it again!

If we believe what the Word of God tells us (the Bible) then we have hope for a future, because we believe in eternity as well. And I don’t know about you, but it doesn’t seem like it could be more obvious that a Higher Power created us and this world, as everything is so magnificently designed! Simply put, one can figure we must have been created for a much bigger purpose, because how depressing would it be if that wasn’t true? What if this world, if living here in this time right now with all of its nasty crap were the only reason we were created? How depressing that would be! And I don’t know about you, but my physical body is already falling apart (lol!) so thank God we were created as spiritual beings instead!

Physical things die off, but things of the Spirit live forever! It’s so exciting to realize the physical is only temporary, but the spiritual is forever… That’s what gives us hope, happiness, excitement and joy! When we believe in everlasting life, then death is no longer something to fear, because we understand it’s merely a transition. For those who have faith, death is not the final act. It is not saying good-bye forever. Instead… it means, “Until next time” or “Until we meet again.”

When the time comes to say goodbye to our loved ones,
know that it is NOT forever. It really means,

“I love you and can’t wait to see you again!”

Our time on earth is only a small part of our overall journey friends. In being here, we are given the opportunity to make a choice about how and where we want to spend eternity.

And it seems we’re allowed to go through trials and tribulations while we’re here to help us make that choice, to increase our faith, and to bear witness to all the things God can do regardless of how much Satan tries to destroy everything along the way. It can be so hard not to grow weary during our time here on earth, especially if it hasn’t been that kind to us, but in reality… it really is just a very a small part of the overall journey that we’re asked to endure. While it’s true that we have to make the most important decision of our lives while we’re here, it really is just a tiny piece of time, when compared to the rest of our eternal existence.

So, how might you choose to spend your time here? Be blessed everyone, as we reflect on and celebrate the most important weekend in history!

Soul Seeds…

I asked Jesus,
“How much do you love me?”
And Jesus answered,
“This much…”
Then He stretched out His arms and died.

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5 Comments on ““It’s Friday… But, Sunday’s Coming!” Easter Weekend”

  1. Canuck Carl Says:

    An incredible 3 days that Easter weekend was. Thank you for sharing. Hope you are well! :)

    ~Carl~

    Reply

    • Jessie Jeanine Says:

      My dear friend… How are you? You know, incredible doesn’t even begin to describe it! And yes, I’m well ~ thanks for asking and checking in :) I know things have been silent here again for awhile, as we’ve endured another major tragedy and crisis, but God’s been working overtime to use it all for good instead and so many blessings have been pouring out. I can’t wait to share with everyone, so I’ll be back soon! Hugs Carl! ♡

      Reply

      • Canuck Carl Says:

        So wonderful to read your reply Jessie, and I am sincerely sorry to hear you had to endure another tragedy. Those times can be so difficult, but can also be a testament of how God works through them.
        God bless you Jessie, and hugs back in return! :)

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  2. Susan Irene Fox Says:

    I, too, heard Lockridge’s sermon a couple of years ago and will never forget it, just as I will never forget the images in Gibson’s “Passion of the Christ.” Horrifying as they are, the release comes the moment Jesus says, “It is finished.” That is a statement of celebration and triumph. We just don’t know until Sunday comes.

    FYI, I’ve also read quite a realistic account of the Passion in Lee Strobel’s book, “The Case for Christ.” If you haven’t read it, I highly recommend it.

    Love to you, Jessie; have a peace-filled weekend. ♡

    Reply

    • Jessie Jeanine Says:

      Hi Susan! Yes, I have Lee Strobel’s book too and believe I’ve read it, but it was years ago, so I’ll have to check it out again. Hope you have a wonderful Easter weekend and much love to you, too! ♡

      Reply

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