Did Jesus Really Die on Good Friday and Other Fascinating Questions

We rob ourselves when we skim the surface of scripture rather than exert the effort to dig deeper for the treasures of truth embedded in God’s Word. Bible study leader and award-winning author Stephanie Pavlantos mined God’s Word to bring us a greater understanding of the intersection of Old Testament prophecies about Jesus, (God incarnate, the Messiah) and His New Testament fulfillment. Stephanie brings to light the fascinating Hebrew religious law and culture, the many intricate events leading up to, and the crucifixion, death, and resurrection of Jesus.

Did Jesus really die on Good Friday? What is the significance of the Passover feast and the Passover lamb? See God in the details, how He overlooks and wastes nothing and much more in this faith building thought provoking presentation. And there’s more!

Bible Study teacher and author Stephanie Pavlantos on The Passover Lamb

Thank you, Stephanie and Coach Mark Prasek of #PJNETtv.

Join Will Graham live for his message entitled “What is Truth?” on Friday April 15th, at 1 p.m. Eastern streaming from the Billy Graham Training Center at The Cove in Asheville, NC.. Musician Brandon Heath will be the guest musician for this event. (Replay will be made available afterward for those unable to watch live.)

The Updated Version of He is Risen in Type for those who prefer to read:

He is Risen!
I tried to quell the yearning for a greater something, a purpose greater than the here and now
I chased all manner of both good and evil earthly pursuits
But nothing fulfilled. Not even religion
It was all vain distraction
But then, He found me
I met mercy and forgiveness on the way called grace
Mercy withheld judgment
Forgiveness wiped away my transgression
Grace translated me from servant to friend, from abandoned to adored
Do you want this?
God created you for Himself, for Heaven
That is why everything else misses the mark—just as we do
I fall short, but Jesus is the difference maker
Yes! My Creator is my crutch. I like to lean on Him
He is my healer, redeemer, restorer
He is the Way and the way maker
He wants to be yours too
I am a riverbed whose banks cannot contain the rushing water
He rains on me; He reigns in me. 
I overflow
He compels me
But I do not walk alone
Here is a highway. 
This is my rooftop
Hello, world! 
Can you hear me? 
Do you know my Jesus?
Because He is risen, I have hope
Because He is risen
I know Him
Because He is risen
I can come boldly before His throne
I do not fear death
Because He is risen
I have been translated
From dead in my sin to alive in Christ
From slave to set free and daughter of the King
From bound for Hell to Heaven bound
He is risen indeed!
This world is not my home
It’s just the road to where I’m going
Heaven is my home, and Jesus is my prize 

© 2019 Rachael M Colby,  1st Place NCCWC Tar Heel Award  

He is risen indeed!

Several years ago, while I pondered that day and my salvation and what Jesus did for humanity, I asked Jesus if I could write a poem for Him to share. I started in the afternoon, wrote through the night and woke my not-so-amused husband up as I tapped out the rhythm for I Am the Guilty Man on our dining table. It starts out with my realization of my guilt at 12 years old, moves through revelation of what Jesus did for us, and concludes with the resolution—salvation and gratitude to Jesus.

Pardon and forgiveness were wrought on Calvary!

Why live as paupers, when God calls us to be His children, adopted as the King’s own? He extends the riches of His grace and love, purpose and help to navigate this life, and salvation to make us heirs of Heaven. 

But what’s crucial is not the day one celebrates the Passover and crucifixion, death and resurrection of Jesus as atonement for our sin, but that they choose and know Jesus as their own. Jesus offers us to trade our sin-stained rags for forgiveness and covering in His righteousness, temporal pleasure for eternal treasure. 

He offers peace not contingent on circumstance. 

We need only acknowledge our sin, our inability to save ourselves, and accept Him as sufficient Savior, the perfect Passover Lamb of God, Lord of our life.  

God doesn't shortchange us. Don't settle for anything less than all He has for you. 

Do you know Him?

You may watch Franklin Graham ‘s Easter message recorded in the Ukraine on Sunday April 17th,2022 at 12 noon Eastern on FOX News. Information HERE.

Thank you for the header graphic, Stephanie! ❤

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Looking for answers in these turbulent times? Wondering what in the world is going on? 

I pulled these scriptures together last year for my post Peace in Pandemic and Pandemonium. Their truth cries ever louder. 


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© 2022 Rachael M Colby | Tattoo It On your Heart

Author: Rachael M. Colby

Born and raised in Jamaica, award-winning writer Rachael M. Colby resides in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Wife, mom, beach bum, artist, work in progress, avid Tweeter—#HealthyFaithChat leader, Rachael writes to glorify God, encourage believers, and reach the lost. She connects culture’s questions with Christianity’s answers, inspires faith, and motivates through articles, devotions, poetry, and interviews. She has a heart for racial reconciliation and to uplift those who serve in tough places. Her work has appeared on Southern Ohio Christian Voice, Inkspirations Online, the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference Blog, in the compilation books Creative Writing Journal: Faith Inspired Writing Prompts & Hope-Filled Poetry, The Courage to Write: 62 devotions to Encourage your Writing Journey, and Defining Moments: Memorable and Inspiring Stories from Outstanding Leaders, Chicken Soup for the Soul: Well That Was Funny, and in the Oak Ridger newspaper. She runs on copious amounts of coffee and chocolate and a whole lot of "Help me, Jesus." Her WIPS include a compilation of her family’s and others’ stories of their work as civil rights activists (adult and children’s books), and a devotional for writers. You can connect with Rachael on her website, TattooItOnYourHeart.com—a place for seekers, followers, and writers, and on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

2 thoughts on “Did Jesus Really Die on Good Friday and Other Fascinating Questions”

  1. To observe your mind and heart at work young lady. Such a busy intersection of love and grace. Happy Easter my friend.


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