Why Do They Call It Good Friday If That's The Day Jesus Died?
The day Jesus died is called "Good Friday" because it was a good day for us - Jesus died for us, in our place. That day was both a happy day and a sad day. It was sad because Jesus suffered and died. But it was happy because Jesus paid the penalty for our sins. At the time, the day was not seen as Good Friday. But by Easter morning, after Jesus had been raised from the dead, everybody knew it was good.
He was taken out of the city. He carried his cross to the place known as "The Skull." In Hebrew it was called "Golgotha." There they crucified him and two others with him. One was on either side, with Jesus between them. (John 19:17-18)
Matthew 27:32-28:20; Mark 15:16-47; Luke 23:26-56
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