As Good Friday is being observed by Christians around the world, pastors have expressed their thoughts via Twitter on Jesus Christ's death on the cross.
The following are tweets by some of the nation's most well-known pastors:
Max Lucado, minister of Preaching at Oak Hills Church in San Antonio, Texas
- On this Good Friday, envision the Savior on the cross, bloodied and cast in shadows. Listen as heaven whispers: For you, my child. For you.
- Jesus' last moments were not left to chance. God chose the path; Jesus chose the nails.
John Piper, pastor for Preaching & Vision at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, Minn.
- It is finished.
- "I had an abortion eight years ago." Good Friday is for this.
Louie Giglio, pastor at Passion City Church
- Sunday's coming, but God give us grace to linger at the place our Savior suffered and died.
Bill Hybels, senior pastor at Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington, Ill.
- Today should be called "Worldwide Goodness Day." When God's good Son atones for not-so-good people like me, what else should we call it?
Mark Driscoll, Preaching and Vision pastor at Mars Hill Church in Seattle, Wash.
- Why do we commemorate Good Fri? It's a day to remember that God willingly came as a man to die in our place.
T. D. Jakes, senior pastor at The Potter's House in Dallas, Texas
- Can't imagine the love that held him to the cross!
Greg Laurie, senior pastor at Harvest Christian Fellowship in Riverside, Calif.
- Calvary shows how Far Men will go in Sin and how Far God will go for Man's Salvation.
Joel Osteen, senior pastor at Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas
- Because Jesus died and rose again, we can have a personal, relationship with Him.
David Platt, senior pastor at The Church at Brook Hills in Birmingham, Ala.
- If we want to understand the mystery of suffering, we must behold the majesty of the cross. Good Friday
- The Great Commission involves great suffering, but eternity will prove it is worth it. Good Friday