Good Friday Quotes

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Good Friday is the day Christians commemorate the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and the triumph of good over evil. It is a day to reflect on spiritual thoughts, the Bible, and the meaning of sacrifice and salvation. These Good Friday quotes explore the meaning of the day.

Bible, 1 Peter 2:24

"Who his own self-bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed."

John Ellerton

"Take with you the joy of Easter to the home, and make that home bright with more unselfish love, more hearty service; take it into your work, and do all in the name of the Lord Jesus; take it to your heart, and let that heart rise anew on Easter wings to a higher, a gladder, a fuller life; take it to the dear grave-side and say there the two words "Jesus lives!" and find in them the secret of calm expectation, the hope of eternal reunion."

Charles Wesley

"Jesus Christ is risen today, Alleluia!

Our triumphant holy day, Alleluia!

Who did once upon the cross, Alleluia!

Suffer to redeem our loss. Alleluia!"

Madame Anne Sophie Swetchine

"Death is the justification of all the ways of the Christian, the last end of all his sacrifices, the touch of the Great Master which completes the picture."

Augustus William Hare

"The cross was two pieces of dead wood; and a helpless, unresisting Man was nailed to it; yet it was mightier than the world, and triumphed, and will ever triumph over it."

Thomas De Witt Talmage

"We see that brow bruised; we hear that dying groan; and while the priests scoff and the Devils rave and the lightning of God's wrath are twisted into a wreath for that bloody mount, you and I will join the cry, the supplication, of the penitent malefactor, 'Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom.'"

Martin Luther

"Our Lord has written the promise of the resurrection, not in books alone but in every leaf in springtime."

"At Sussen, the Devil carried off, last Good Friday, three grooms who had devoted themselves to him."

Bible, Isaiah 52:13

"See, my servant shall prosper, he shall be raised high and greatly exalted."

Bible, John 11:25-26

"Jesus said to her, 'I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die.'"

Frederic William Farrar

"By the cross, we, too, are crucified with Christ; but alive in Christ. We are no more rebels, but servants; no more servants, but sons! 'Let it be counted folly,' says Hooker, 'or fury, or frenzy, or whatever else; it is our wisdom and our comfort. We care for no knowledge in the world but this, that man hath sinned, and that God hath suffered; that God has made Himself the Son of Man, and that men are made the righteousness of God.'"

Phillips Brooks

"We may say that on the first Good Friday afternoon was completed that great act by which light conquered darkness and goodness conquered sin. That is the wonder of our Saviour’s crucifixion. There have been victories all over the world, but wherever we look for the victor we expect to find him with his heel upon the neck of the vanquished. The wonder of Good Friday is that the victor lies vanquished by the vanquished one. We have to look deeper into the very heart and essence of things before we can see how real the victory is that thus hides under the guise of defeat."

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Khurana, Simran. "Good Friday Quotes." Learn Religions, Apr. 5, 2023, Khurana, Simran. (2023, April 5). Good Friday Quotes. Retrieved from Khurana, Simran. "Good Friday Quotes." Learn Religions. (accessed May 30, 2023).