It’s Friday but Sunday’s Comin’!

The other day I watched this video clip that was titled Sunday’s Comin’. The images that went by depicted Christ’s Passion. The words that were spoken were adapted from a sermon made famous by Dr. Tony Campolo and they went something like this:

It’s Friday. Jesus is arrested in the garden, Peter is sleeping, and Judas is betraying. But Sunday’s comin’.

It’s Friday. Pilate is struggling, the council is conspiring, the crowd is vilifying. But Sunday’s comin’.

It’s Friday. The disciples are running like sheep without a shepherd, Mary’s weeping, and Peter is denying. But Sunday’s comin’.

It’s Friday. Jesus is standing before the high priest of Israel, silent as a lamb before the slaughter. But Sunday’s comin’.

It’s Friday. The Romans beat my Jesus, robe Him in scarlet, spit upon Him, and crown Him with thorns. But Sunday’s comin’.

It’s Friday. Jesus is walking to Calvary, blood dripping from His body. The cross crashes down on His back as He stumbles beneath the load. It’s Friday; but Sunday’s a comin’.

It’s Friday. See the Roman soldiers are driving nails into the hands and feet of my Savior. But Sunday’s comin’.

It’s Friday. Jesus is hanging on the cross, bloody and dying, saying “Father, forgive them”. But Sunday’s comin’.

It’s Friday. The sky grows dark, the earth begins to tremble, and He who knew no sin became sin for us. Holy God who will not abide with sin pours out His wrath on that perfect sacrificial lamb who cries out, “My God, My God. Why hast thou forsaken me?” What a horrible cry. But Sunday’s comin’.

It’s Friday. And at the moment of Jesus’ death, the veil of the Temple that separates sinful man from Holy God was torn from the top to the bottom because Sunday’s comin’.

It’s Friday. Jesus is hanging on the cross, heaven is weeping and hell is partying. But that’s because it’s Friday, and they don’t know it, but Sunday’s comin’.

And on that horrible day 2000 years ago, Jesus the Christ, the Lord of glory, the only begotten Son of God, the only perfect man died on the cross of Calvary. Satan thought that he had won the victory. Surely he had destroyed the Son of God. Finally he had disproved the prophecy God had uttered in the Garden and the one who was to crush his head had been destroyed. But that was Friday.

Sunday’s Comin’!


How Big?

Each week as we gather as the church, we have the powerful opportunity to proclaim and declare our love for, thanks to, submission under, joy about our Great God. Each of us with our different gifts, personalities, backgrounds, and experiences come together to hear what this One True God has to say to us from His Word. We worship by singing, praying, preaching, listening, serving.

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What does your future hold?

We hear these questions a lot in our household:

“What are we having for breakfast/lunch/dinner?”

“What are we going to do today/tonight/tomorrow?”

The answers are sometimes detailed, sometimes vague. Sometimes the answers are received with enthusiasm, eagerness, indifference, dejection, worry. What about just acceptance, trust, peace?

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