Holy Week – Saturday

Can you imagine what a day of uncertainty this was for the disciples?

On the other hand, Jesus’ final words, according to John, were “It is finished.”

Everything Jesus was born to accomplish was completed, take care of, finished.

What would have happened had he not risen from the dead?  Would we follow; would we believe, if all the rest of days were Saturdays?

5 thoughts on “Holy Week – Saturday

  1. absolutely not! The resurrection is this single most important thing to christians. Paul said if Christ did not resurrect then our preaching is in vein and our faith is in vein (1st Corinthians 15:14). This seems to be a sorry question to me. If you have to ask yourself this question then you probabaly arent a christian. We should know that the crucifixion means nothing without the resurrection.

  2. Wow – assume I’m not a Christian for asking questions? Have you heard of grace?

    And, btw, I wasn’t the one who said, “It is finished.” That was Jesus. Or John.

  3. Without the crucifiction there is no resurrection. Without the Birth there is no God on Earth.

    So my question is of the three significant days of the Christian calendar, Christmas, Good Friday and Easter, how come it seems way more attention is paid to Christmas with Easter being second and most Churches half empty on Good Friday. On Christmas most businesses are closed. Easter many more restaurants and some businesses are open. Good Friday retail is open and most business is conducted.

    Aren’t they all equal in God’s new covenant?

  4. First, Jeremy, I don’t think the question asked is about the vascular system (i.e. “vein”). Second, so I guess asking questions is forbidden and I want to see your “list” of what makes one xian or not. Hmmm, this sounds like either the Inquisition or turn-of-the-century fundamentalism–if you do not accept the 5 (or some have 6 or 7 or more) tenets/essentials of the xian faith, then you are not xian. I gave up making that call years ago. John Wesley eventually came down as the essentials for xianity as 2-fold: love God and love neighbor. I could talk for hours about how resurrection must be more an existential reality instead of doctrine alone; I don’t remember a family being helped through their loss by reciting the Apostles’ Creed. Resurrection has to be more than this! Thus endeth the sermon.

  5. argue all you want but without the resurrection we have nothing but another dead man. not a savior. Jesus beat death so we also could beat death. when Jesus said “it is finished” this means there was no more penalty left to be paid for sins, for all Jesus’ suffering was “finished.” The resurrection is focal point of the christian faith. not the crucifixion. Many men were crucified. 1 Corinthians 15:17— “And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile and you are still in your sins.” This is not my opinion, this is biblical truth. If Christ was not raised from the dead then we are not saved from our sins. See V 18-19. so no, I would not follow a dead man. I serve Jesus because of the resurrection.

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