Why Good Friday?
The evangelist Luke carefully investigated what happened around the death of Jesus and gives an accurate account of it. Jesus died a completely unusual death at the cross. Many stood around and witnessed how he died. A Roman officer there cried out ‘Surely this was a righteous man’. Why Jesus had to die, while he was innocent? The prophet Isaiah prophesized about seven centuries before Jesus’ death: ‘The punishment that brought us peace was upon him and by his wounds we are healed.’
On Friday, 19 April we remember Jesus’ death at the cross in a special service, 19 hrs 30 in the chapel of the Old Church (corner Oude Delft and Heilige Geestkerkhof).
Come and see why this Friday has been called Good Friday.
Easter – joyful celebration of Jesus’ triumph over death, Sunday, 21 April 2019
Luke and all other evangelists have described the unique and inconceivable event of Jesus’ resurrection from the dead. Many have witnessed that Jesus was alive. Jesus could have been a religious fanatic, or a charlatan with nice ideas, or do-gooder, a great man, a wise teacher like Buddha and Gandhi if he hadn’t been raised from the dead. But by his triumph over death he proves that he is a completely different person. He is the Son of God, who came to deprive the prince of darkness of his power. This means that he is a true Saviour. He, only he, is able to give us a life worth living, a new life, a life full of hope!
Join us for the Easter celebration – and why not inviting your friends and colleagues for it? – in the New Church (Market Delft) on 21 April, 12 hrs 30.
Pastor Niek Tramper