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45 Powerful Good Friday Quotes To Share For Easter


As a small child I was always left wondering what was so good about a man dying.

Then through my study of the life and love of Jesus Christ, I often feel there’s no earthly word that truly describes how good he is for God’s children.

These Easter Good Friday quotes will help you make this sacred and important day a little more meaningful as we reflect and remember the ultimate sacrifice of Jesus Christ.

45 Powerful Good Friday Quotes To Share For Easter

And please feel free to share these quotes, along with your testimony and love of the Savior with your family, friends, and those who the Holy Spirit touches your heart to share them with.

It’s because of him that eternal life is possible for each and every one of us.

A wooden cross wrapped in purple cloth for Good Friday.

Good Friday Quotes

1 – “Good Friday and Easter free us to think about other things far beyond our own personal fate, about the ultimate meaning of all life, suffering, and events; and we lay hold of a great hope.” – Dietrich Bonhoeffer

2 – “All of heaven is interested in the cross of Christ, hell afraid of it, while men are the only ones to ignore its meaning.” – Oswald Chambers

3 – “Good Friday is not about us, it’s about Him. The one who loved us so much that He died for our sins. Because of his great suffering and eternal love, a once Black Friday becomes a Holy Friday.”

4 – “All the great groups that stood about the Cross represent in one way or another the great historical truth of the time; that the world could not save itself. Man could do no more. Rome and Jerusalem and Athens and everything else were going down like a sea turned into a slow cataract. Externally indeed the ancient world was still at its strongest; it is always at that moment that the inmost weakness begins. But in order to understand that weakness we must repeat what has been said more than once; that it was not the weakness of a thing originally weak. It was emphatically the strength of the world that was turned to weakness and the wisdom of the world that was turned to folly.” – G.K. Chesterton, The Everlasting Man

5 – “The cross was two pieces of dead wood; and a helpless, unresisting Man was nailed to it; yet it was mightier than the world, and triumphed, and will ever triumph over it.” – Augustus William Hare

6 – “On this Great Friday, let us remember that Jesus paid the ultimate price for our redemption and salvation. Because of him, our holy desires can be made real and we can shout Hosanna with a loud voice.”

7 – “No matter what the storm clouds bring, you can face your pain with courage and hope. For two thousand years ago-six hours, one Friday-Christ firmly planted in bedrock three solid anchor points that we can all cling to. (And) For the heart scarred with futility, that Friday holds purpose. (And) For the life blackened with failure, that Friday holds forgiveness. And for the soul looking into the tunnel of death, that Friday holds deliverance.” – Max Lucado

8 – “No pain, no palm; no thorns, no throne; no gall, no glory; no cross, no crown.” – William Penn

9 – “The beauty of the cross and our crucified Lord cannot be easily fathomed by human mind or by barely reading scriptures in bits, but by careful reading of entire scripture in the spirit which will in turn engulf one with wisdom and love.” – Henrietta Newton Martin

10 – “Christ’s death on the cross may seem like a sign of defeat, but in reality, it’s a symbol of victory over sin and death.”

11 – “May this Good Friday bring you closer to the love and grace of Jesus Christ.”

12 – “Our Lord has written the promise of the resurrection, not in books alone but in every leaf in springtime.” – Martin Luther

13 – “On this holy day, let us reflect on the immense love that led Jesus to lay down His life for us.”

14 – “Let us never forget Jesus’ death and the sacrifice he made for us on this Good Friday and every day of our lives.”

15 – “The cross shows how far Jesus was willing to go to prove His love for us. Let us honor Him by living with that same love in our hearts.”

16 – “Look to the cross, and hate your sin, for sin nailed your Well Beloved to the tree. Look up to the cross, and you will kill sin, for the strength of Jesus’ love will make you strong to put down your tendencies to sin.” – Charles Spurgeon

17 – “Good Friday is a reminder that even in the darkest of times, there is still hope and redemption through Jesus Christ.”

18 – “We are Easter people living in a Good Friday world.” – Barbara Johnson

19 – “Stoning prophets and erecting churches to their memory afterward has been the way of the world through the ages. Today we worship Christ, but the Christ in the flesh we crucified.” – Mahatma Gandhi

20 – “Today we remember the greatest act of love the world has ever known – when Jesus died for our sins on the cross.”

21 – “Good Friday marks the slaying of our Jesus, the unblemished lamb, the perfect sacrifice. He took our guilt and blamed upon Himself.” – Anonymous

22 – “The cross was not the end but a new beginning. Let us embrace this truth on Good Friday and every day.”

23 – “On the eve of the cross, Jesus made his decision. He would rather go to hell for you than go to heaven without you.” – Max Lucado

24 – “If Christ is God, He cannot sin, and if suffering was a sin in and by itself, He could not have suffered and died for us. However, since He took the most horrific death to redeem us, He showed us in fact that suffering and pain have great power.” – E.A. Bucchianeri, Brushstrokes of a Gadfly

25 – “Death is the justification of all the ways of the Christian, the last end of all his sacrifices, the touch of the Great Master which completes the picture.” – Madame Anne Sophie Swetchine

26 – “Easter is a time when God turned the inevitability of death into the invincibility of life.” – Craig D. Lounsbrough

27 – “The marvel of heaven and earth, of time and eternity, is the atoning death of Jesus Christ. This is the mystery that brings more glory to God than all creation.” – Charles Spurgeon

28 – “We may say that on the first Good Friday afternoon was completed that great act by which light conquered darkness and goodness conquered sin. That is the wonder of our Saviour’s crucifixion.” – Phillips Brooks

29 – “Christmas and Easter can be subjects for poetry, but Good Friday, like Auschwitz, cannot. The reality is so horrible it is not surprising that people should have found it a stumbling block to faith.” – W.H. Auden

30 – “Mercy, peace, and love. May the grace and Lord surround and be with you on Good Friday.” – Anonymous

31 – “We who are enlisted to be fellow-workers with God know that…death did not have the last word, that Good Friday was not the end of the story.” – Anonymous

32 – “Our Lord has written the promise of resurrection, not in books alone, but in every leaf in springtime.” – Martin Luther

33 – “The highest act of love is the giving of the best gift, and, if necessary, at the greatest cost, to the least deserving. That’s what God did. At the loss of His Son’s life to the totally undeserving, God gave the best gift – the display of the glory of Christ who is the image of God.” – John Piper

34 – “The dripping blood our only drink, The bloody flesh our only food: In spite of which we like to think, That we are sound, substantial flesh and blood–Again, in spite of that, we call this Friday good.” – T.S. Eliot

35 – “The sorrow of Good Friday’s sacrifice to the joy of Easter’s dawn of victory is a timeless testament to life’s journey from despair to hope, from darkness to light, from trial to triumph.” – Aloo Denish Obiero

36 – “May God turn this Good Friday into a blissful beginning of your life. And may you always walk on His righteous path. Have a blessed Good Friday to you and your family!”

37 – “Good Friday is the mirror held up by Jesus so that we can see ourselves in all our stark reality, and then it turns us to that cross and to his eyes and we hear these words, Father forgive them for they know not what they do. That’s us!” – Robert Trache

38 – “Even so today, some believe in the literal Resurrection of Jesus Christ, and many doubt or disbelieve. But some know. In due course, all will see and all will know; indeed, “every knee shall bow, and every tongue confess before him.”” – Elder D. Todd Christofferson

39 – “God bless that the darkest night of Good Friday may show us the path of hope and light, so that we can emerge victorious from any adversity. Have a holy Good Friday.”

40 – “We test our efforts by following Christ’s way of unconditional love and understanding. We believe our acts of kindness and demonstrated love have meaning to the degree that they draw the Holy Spirit into our lives.” – Aileen H. Clyde

41 – “We learn…well from one of the most wrenching experiences in the history of the world, the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.” – Elaine L. Jack

42 – “Our Savior commanded us to let our light shine like a city on a hill or like a light from a candlestick. As we do so, we will glorify our Father in Heaven.” – Elder Benjamín De Hoyos

43 – “Jesus takes a wicked person and makes him good. Then he takes a good person and turns them into a righteous person. All because of the good things He has done for us on this Good Friday. Keep walking on His path and trust in His love and grace.”

44 – “Good Friday is a time to reflect on the sacrifices that Jesus made for us, and to remember the lessons he taught through his life and death. It’s a reminder of the power of forgiveness, even in the face of betrayal and cruelty.”

45 – “The resurrection of Christ is the ultimate testament to his love and sacrifice for us. It is a reminder that even in our darkest moments, we are never truly alone and that there is always hope for new beginnings.”

Bible laying open on a table with palm leaves.

Good Friday Messages With Special Bible Verses

Isaiah 53:5

“But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.”

John 19:30

“When Jesus therefore had received the sour wine, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost.”

Mark 9:31

“For he taught his disciples, and said unto them, The Son of man is delivered into the hands of men, and they shall kill him; and after that, he is killed, he shall rise the third day.”

Romans 5:6-10

“For when we were yet without strength, at the right time, Christ died for the ungodly. For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die. But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from the wrath of God. For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.”

Mark 8:31

“And he began to teach them, that the Son of man must suffer many things, and be rejected of the elders, and of the chief priests, and scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again.”

1 Peter 2:24

“Who his own self-bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.”

John 19:25

“Now there stood by the cross of Jesus his mother, and his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Cleophas, and Mary Magdalene.”

John 19:26-27

“When Jesus therefore saw his mother, and the disciple standing by, whom he loved, he saith unto his mother, Woman, behold thy son! Then saith he to the disciple, Behold thy mother! And from that hour that disciple took her unto his own home.”

1 John 2:2

“And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the world.”

A copy of the Book of Mormon on a counter top.

Book of Mormon Verses About Jesus Christ

Mosiah 27:31

“Yea, every knee shall bow, and every tongue confess before him. Yea, even at the last day, when all men shall stand to be judged of him, then shall they confess that he is God; then shall they confess, who live without God in the world, that the judgment of an everlasting punishment is just upon them; and they shall quake, and tremble, and shrink beneath the glance of his all-searching eye.”

1 Nephi 11:33

“And I, Nephi, saw that he was lifted up upon the cross and slain for the sins of the world.”

1 Nephi 19:9-14

“And the world, because of their iniquity, shall judge him to be a thing of naught; wherefore they scourge him, and he suffereth it; and they smite him, and he suffereth it. Yea, they spit upon him, and he suffereth it, because of his loving kindness and his long-suffering towards the children of men.

10 – And the God of our fathers, who were led out of Egypt, out of bondage, and also were preserved in the wilderness by him, yea, the God of Abraham, and of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, yieldeth himself, according to the words of the angel, as a man, into the hands of wicked men, to be lifted up, according to the words of Zenock, and to be crucified, according to the words of Neum, and to be buried in a sepulchre, according to the words of Zenos, which he spake concerning the three days of darkness, which should be a sign given of his death unto those who should inhabit the isles of the sea, more especially given unto those who are of the house of Israel.

11 – For thus spake the prophet: The Lord God surely shall visit all the house of Israel at that day, some with his voice, because of their righteousness, unto their great joy and salvation, and others with the thunderings and the lightnings of his power, by tempest, by fire, and by smoke, and vapor of darkness, and by the opening of the earth, and by mountains which shall be carried up.

12 – And all these things must surely come, saith the prophet Zenos. And the rocks of the earth must rend; and because of the groanings of the earth, many of the kings of the isles of the sea shall be wrought upon by the Spirit of God, to exclaim: The God of nature suffers.

13 – And as for those who are at Jerusalem, saith the prophet, they shall be scourged by all people, because they crucify the God of Israel, and turn their hearts aside, rejecting signs and wonders, and the power and glory of the God of Israel.

14 – And because they turn their hearts aside, saith the prophet, and have despised the Holy One of Israel, they shall wander in the flesh, and perish, and become a hiss and a byword, and be hated among all nations.”

Mosiah 3:7-11

“And lo, he shall suffer temptations, and pain of body, hunger, thirst, and fatigue, even more than man can suffer, except it be unto death; for behold, blood cometh from every pore, so great shall be his anguish for the wickedness and the abominations of his people.

8 – And he shall be called Jesus Christ, the Son of God, the Father of heaven and earth, the Creator of all things from the beginning; and his mother shall be called Mary.

9 – And lo, he cometh unto his own, that salvation might come unto the children of men even through faith on his name; and even after all this they shall consider him a man, and say that he hath a devil, and shall scourge him, and shall crucify him.

10 – And he shall rise the third day from the dead; and behold, he standeth to judge the world; and behold, all these things are done that a righteous judgment might come upon the children of men.

11 – For behold, and also his blood atoneth for the sins of those who have fallen by the transgression of Adam, who have died not knowing the will of God concerning them, or who have ignorantly sinned.”

May we always remember God’s great love as we celebrate Jesus’ resurrection this Easter Sunday, and every day after. God’s mercy and grace, shown through the sacrifice of his Son, is a reminder of his deep love for us. As we reflect on Jesus’ suffering and death, let us also be reminded of the hope and new life that his resurrection brings.

May you and your loved ones have a blessed Easter filled with joy, love, and renewed faith.


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