What Is Good Friday or Holy Friday?

What is Good Friday or Holy Friday and why is it called good?  Is this a Christian holy day?What’s Good About Friday? Most Christians understand that Jesus’ died on the cross, tradition says, on that Friday before Easter or Resurrection Sunday so why would it be called Good Friday?  Even non-believers may have heard about Good Friday but they may not understand why there was anything good about it.  So what can you tell your friends, family, neighbors, or co-workers who are not saved about G … [Read more...]

What Is Maundy Thursday?

What is Maundy Thursday?  Why do Christians observe it? What does it represent?The Holy Week The Holy Week is the week before and leading up to Jesus Christ’s resurrection.   Some call the Thursday of that week Maundy Thursday.  Others call it Holy Thursday and even Great Thursday.  This day represents the day or actually the night when Jesus observed and held the Passover Meal, sometimes referred to as the Last Supper or Communion, with His disciples just before His betrayal, arrest, and cr … [Read more...]

What Are The Origins and History of Easter?

Are the origins of Easter pagan?  If so, why do Christians celebrate this day while others don't?The Word Easter The Old English word Easter originates from the word "Ēastrun" and also "Ēastru" which comes from a pagan image called "Eastre" who is the mythological goddess of spring celebrated by Northern European Saxons. This celebration was to honor her and was always held during the spring equinox.  Some of the associated symbols used today are steeped in paganism.  The bunny represents fe … [Read more...]

Easter Bible Verses: 7 Scriptures About The Resurrection of Jesus

The resurrection of Jesus Christ is one of the most powerful beliefs in Christianity?  What are some of the most important verses about Easter?  What ones would you choose?Luke 24:2-3 “And they found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they went in they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus.”The greatest thing about going to the tomb of Jesus was that it was found empty.  He had been resurrected and was not there.  The empty tomb is one of the most powerful evidences of the … [Read more...]