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Good Friday Service

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Good Friday Service thanks to joe-kster

Are you a shut-in, or can't make it to Church because of coronavirus closures? Great news: make plans to join Crossroads Community Church on Good Friday, April 10, at 10:00 a.m. PST for a special live stream event with Pastor Joel Defries, live from CMC Garage (normally services are held at Ravens Cry Theatre in Sechelt, B.C.): Go to www.CrossroadsSechelt.com on the main page, scroll down to the live video and you should be all set.
On Good Friday (aka God's Friday, Holy Friday and Great Friday) Christians celebrate the day Jesus willingly suffered and died by crucifixion as the ultimate sacrifice for our sins (1 John 1:10). Good Friday is followed three days later by Easter, the glorious celebration of the day Jesus was raised from the dead, heralding his victory over sin and death, pointing ahead to a future resurrection for all who are united to him by faith (Romans 6:5).

The earliest known use of "guode friday" is found in The South English Legendary, a text from around 1290. What's so "Good" about Good Friday, when it's such a bleak and dark event commemorating a day of suffering and death for Jesus? According to Dan MacAulay (creator of the new Podcast series, Starting Right with DannyMac), "Good Friday is good because it is all about the depth of love that God has for us. Jesus Christ, the son of God, came to this earth with one purpose, to die on that cross to make a way that you and I could have a personal relationship with God. With the promise that He would be with us in this life and the even greater promise of life forever in the presence of almighty God. From the outside it looks like a horrendous day, but at its core is the assurance of God’s love and our reconciliation with Him."

God is in the details. - Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

Don't hope for success. Work for it. - Unknown

Call on God, but row away from the rocks. - Indian Proverb

By night an atheist half believes in God. - Edward Young

I will praise any man that will praise me. - William Shakespeare

Hope has a good memory, gratitude a bad one. - Baltasar Gracian

God is silent. Now if only man would shut up. - Woody Allen

How far would you go to keep the hope of love alive? - Nicholas Sparks

Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy. - Benjamin Franklin

I do not pray for a lighter load, but for a stronger back. - Philip Brookes

How could God create the world in only six days? No unions. - Franklin D Roosevelt

Hope is the last thing a person does before they are defeated. - Henry Rollins

If money is your hope for independence, you will never have it. - Henry Ford

I am as bad as the worst, but, thank God, I am as good as the best. - Walt Whitman

If there's one thing I know it's God does love a good joke. - Hugh Elliott

God grants us an uncommon life to the degree we surrender our common one. - Max Lucado

I suppose the best kind of spring morning is the best weather God has to offer. - Dodie Smith

God not only plays dice, he throws them in the corner where you can't see them. - Stephen Hawking

I cannot conceive how a man could look up into the heavens and say there is no God. - Abraham Lincoln

I do know the American gentleman, God forgive me for putting two such words together. - Charles Dickens

Faith is an oasis in the heart which will never be reached by the caravan of thinking. - Khalil Gibran

Neither should a ship rely on one small anchor, nor should life rest on a single hope. - Epictetus

It happens to be against two laws: God's and man's. I'm booking her on the second. - Cornell Wilde

Every setback is a setup for a comeback. God wants to bring you out better than you were before. - Joel Osteen

A word of encouragement during failure is worth more than a dictionary of praise following success. - Unknown

To give pleasure to a single heart by a single kind act is better than a thousand head-bowings in prayer. - Saadi

The character of our praying will determine the character of our preaching. Light praying makes light preaching. - E.M. Bounds

Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for. - Joseph Addison

Giving is more than a responsibility - it is a privilege; more than an act of obedience - it is evidence of our faith. - William A Ward

How lawyers make work for one another! You're all priests, worshipping the same god. No wonder you adore one another. - Joyce Carol Oates

Confidence is that feeling by which the mind embarks in great and honorable courses with a sure hope and trust in itself. - Cicero

When you inhale, you are taking the strength from God. When you exhale, it represents the service you are giving to the world. - B.K. Iyengar

Babies are bits of stardust, blown from the hand of God. Lucky the woman who knows the pangs of birth, for she has held a star. - Larry Barratto

You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is like an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty. - Mohandas Gandhi

The test of a preacher is that his congregation goes away saying, not, 'What a lovely sermon!' but, 'I will do something!' - Billy Graham

The denial of an objective moral law based on the compulsion to deny the existence of God results ultimately in the denial of evil itself. - Ravi Zacharias

I do not doubt that we would become more useful if we praised God more, and others would join us, for they would see that God has blessed us. - Charles H Spurgeon

God's forgiveness allows us to be honest with ourselves. We recognize our imperfections, admit our failures, and plead to God for clemency. - Jonathan Sacks

A wise man knows when to stay silent. However, a wiser man of faith knows that sometimes words can win the battle when all odds stand against you. - Shannon L. Alder

What is a prayer? Prayer is sending blessing to all. Prayer is sending your compassion to all. Prayer is creating an antidote of negative thoughts. - Osho

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