What is Good Friday?
“Its when Jesus was crucified on the cross and he did it to saves us and forgive all of our sins,” East High School student, Kallie McLeod said. Many people celebrate Easter but what does the Friday before Easter mean? For Christians, Good Friday celebrates the crucifixion and death of Jesus Christ on the cross for the sin of mankind. “It’s the epicenter of our Christian faith its where all of it kicks off, where Jesus the son of God would come down and give his life to pay for my sins for your sins for all of our sins and so it’s a very pivotal moment in the history of mankind,” Faith Family Church Family Ministry Pastor, Tony Velasquez said.
“It means a lot to me because with out that we wouldn’t have been able to be forgiven and now if we trust in him we get to go to heaven because he died for us,” East High School student, Bryce Tomasek said. “We are blessed today because of it. No matter what you do you’re always going to be saved because he died for us and was resurrected and its just amazing,” McLeod said.
“To me personally he is my everything. I’ve gone through great and horrible times. but all of my hope, all of my joy, all of my peace, comes from him,” Faith Family Church Family Ministry Pastor, Tony Velasquez said. To celebrate Good Friday churches hold special services and egg hunts. Faith Family Church will have a ‘Holy Land Tour’ for people to learn about Jesus Christ. “We’re basically going in a time machine and traveling back to pivotal moments in Christ story in this Easter weekend. So when he entered triumphantly into Jerusalem, the crucifixion and even the empty tomb. so we’re going to take them into those environments. Where they’ll be able to experience and feel and touch and see what Jesus experienced that week,” Velasquez said. Velasquez says Good Friday and Easter is all about love. “The goal is this to get people to connect with who Jesus is. Not even so much a religion or a church building but to know what Jesus did because of his love for them,” Velasquez said. Faith Family Church will have special services this weekend. Friday, April 14 at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 15 at 6 p.m. Sunday, April 16 at 9 a.m. and 11 am