20 Good Friday and Easter Sunday Bible Verses

In this blog post, we'll share 20 impactful Bible verses that encapsulate the profound meanings of these sacred days.

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Good Friday and Easter Sunday are central pillars to the Christian faith, commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and celebrating his resurrection, respectively.

These holy days offer a time for reflection, gratitude, and renewal among believers.

In this blog post, we'll share 20 impactful Bible verses that encapsulate the profound meanings of these sacred days.

Bible Verses About Good Friday

1. Genesis 3:15

And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; he will crush your head, and you will strike his heel.

This verse is a profound reminder of what actually took place at the cross. At the cross, Satan struck the "heel" of Jesus, causing him immense physical and spiritual pain and suffering. But through his death and resurrection, Jesus ultimately crushed the head of Satan, triumphing over sin and death.

2. Isaiah 53:5

But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed.

We cannot comprehend the sacrifice Jesus made for humanity on Good Friday. He willingly took on the punishment for our sins so that we could have eternal peace with God. His wounds bring us spiritual peace that could not be obtained any other way. Our iniquities were laid upon Jesus and He was crushed for them. In return, we are healed by God. 

3. John 3:16

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

This famous verse encapsulates the heart of Good Friday - God's great love for humanity and His ultimate sacrifice of sending His son Jesus to die for our sins. Through believing in Jesus, we can have eternal life and be saved from the consequences of our sins.

4. Romans 5:8

But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

It was not because we were deserving or worthy of such a sacrifice, but purely out of God's unconditional love for us. Even in our broken and sinful state, Jesus died for us. He took on the punishment we deserved. This is the ultimate act of love and grace.

5. Hebrews 9:22

In fact, the law requires that nearly everything be cleansed with blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness.

The shedding of blood was necessary for the forgiveness of sins in the Old Testament, and Jesus became the ultimate sacrifice for our sins. His blood was shed on the cross so that we could be forgiven and reconciled with God.

6. 1 Peter 2:24

He himself bore our sins in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; by his wounds you have been healed.

Jesus took on our sins so that we could be set free from the power of sin and live a life that is pleasing to God. Through His sacrifice, we can die to our old sinful selves and be made new in Christ.

7. Galatians 2:20

I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.

As Christians, we are called to die to ourselves and allow Christ to live through us. This is only made possible because of His great love for us and His sacrifice on the cross. Through faith in Him, we can experience true transformation and live a life that brings glory to God.

8. Ephesians 2:8-9

For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast.

Salvation and forgiveness are gifts from God, not something we can earn or work for. This truth humbles us and reminds us that it is only through Christ's sacrifice that we can have eternal life. We should never boast in our own works, but instead give all glory to God for His grace and love towards us.

9. Hebrews 10:19-22

Therefore, brothers and sisters, since we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way opened for us through the curtain, that is, his body, and since we have a great priest over the house of God, let us draw near to God with a sincere heart and with the full assurance that faith brings, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water.

Because of Jesus' sacrifice, we are able to boldly approach God and have a personal relationship with Him. The curtain that separated us from the Most Holy Place has been torn, and now we can enter into God's presence with confidence. Let us never take for granted this amazing privilege and always draw near to God with sincerity and faith.

10.1 John 1:9

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.

Confession of our sins leads to forgiveness and cleansing by God. It is important for us to regularly examine ourselves and confess any wrongdoings so that we may maintain a close relationship with Him. Through Jesus' death on the cross, we can be forgiven of all our wrongdoings and continually draw near to God.

Bible Verses About Easter

11. Romans 6:8-11

Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him. For we know that since Christ was raised from the dead, he cannot die again; death no longer has mastery over him. The death he died, he died to sin once for all; but the life he lives, he lives to God. In the same way, count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus.

Easter reminds us of the victory over sin and death that we have through Jesus' resurrection. Through His death and resurrection, we are made alive in Him and no longer slaves to sin. We are called to live a new life in Him and constantly strive towards holiness.

12.1 Peter 1:3

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.

The resurrection of Jesus brings about a new birth and living hope for all believers. Through Him, we have hope for eternal life and a restored relationship with God. This hope enables us to endure trials and hardships, knowing that we have a future secured in Christ.

13.1 Corinthians 15:20-22

But Christ has indeed been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. For since death came through a man, the resurrection of the dead comes also through a man. For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive.

The resurrection of Jesus marks the beginning of a new era for believers. He is the first fruit of those who have fallen asleep, and through Him, we have the assurance that we too will be raised from the dead. Knowing this gives us hope and confidence in our salvation through Christ.

14. Colossians 3:1-4

Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.

Through the resurrection of Jesus, we have been raised with Him, and our lives are now hidden in Him. We are called to shift our focus from earthly things and instead set our hearts and minds on heavenly things. We eagerly await the return of Christ when we will also be revealed in glory with Him.

15. Romans 8:11

And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies because of his Spirit who lives in you.

The same power that raised Jesus from the dead now lives in us through the Holy Spirit. This gives us hope that just as Jesus was raised to life, our mortal bodies will also be given new life by the Spirit who lives in us. It is a testament to the amazing love and grace of God towards His children.  

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16. Revelation 21:4

He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.

Through the resurrection, we have a future hope where all pain and suffering will cease to exist in the new heavens and new earth. Death will be defeated once and for all, and we will experience eternal joy in the presence of God. This promise gives us comfort and strength as we face trials in this present world.  

17. 1 Corinthians 15:55

"Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?"

Jesus has conquered death and taken away its power over us. As believers, we have nothing to fear because the ultimate victory has been won through Christ's resurrection. Death may come for our earthly bodies, but it has no hold on our souls. We can have confidence in the promise of eternal life with God because of the resurrection.  

18. John 11:25-26

Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?"

Jesus' words to Martha in this passage are a powerful reminder of the truth and hope we have in Him. Through His death and resurrection, Jesus offers us eternal life with God. It is not just a future hope, but a present reality for those who believe in Him. This is the ultimate victory over death and it is available to all who put their faith in Jesus.  

19. Romans 6:5

For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we will certainly also be united with him in a resurrection like his.

As believers, we are united with Christ in His death and resurrection. This means that just as He was raised to new life, so too will we be raised to eternal life with Him. Death is not the end for us, but a doorway to a glorious and unending life in the presence of God. Our future resurrection with Christ is a promise of victory over death and an assurance of our eternal life in Him.

20. Philippians 3:20-21

But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ, who, by the power that enables him to bring everything under his control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like his glorious body.

We are citizens of heaven and eagerly await the return of our Savior, Jesus Christ. When He comes back, He will transform our earthly bodies to be like His glorious and perfect body. This transformation is not just physical, but also spiritual. We will no longer struggle with sin or suffer from the effects of this fallen world.

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