What was the greatest day in the life of Christ? 1) Good Friday, the day Jesus died 2) the day Jesus rose 3) Jesus' birth 4) Jesus' ascension Perhaps it is the day Jesus died, for on that day he atoned for all our sin. It is the reason why he took on flesh. It was the sacrifice to end all sacrifice. It is why millions of Christians wear crosses. The greatest "Sign" that God the Father accepted Christ's sacrifice as perfect, full and complete, is the resurrection. And our hope is fixed on the fact that Christ's sacrifice was accepted and that He ever lives to make intercession for us. But the key "moment" - the "deciding event" - Romans 3:25 God presented Christ as a sacrifice of atonement, through the shedding of his blood—to be received by faith. He did this to demonstrate his righteousness, because in his forbearance he had left the sins committed beforehand unpunished Certainly Easter should be celebrated with much joy. It brings hope and is a great assurance of our faith and eventual resurrection for ourselves.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, "For as often as you do this - you do celebrate the Lord's DEATH until He Comes" 1 Cor 11:26. But the single greatest event in salvation - the TURNING point was the cross. "Father if it be possible let this cup PASS from Me" Matt 26:39 For this moment all the demons of hell were prepared to presss Christ not to go through with it - his people would reject him - his own disciple betray Him, one of the THREE would deny him thrice. And at every step the utmost torture so that at any moment - Christ would choose 12 legions of loyal angels instead. John 18 . 11So Jesus said to Peter, "Put the sword into the sheath; the cup which the Father has given Me, shall I not drink it?" 12So the Roman cohort and the commander and the officers of the Jews, arrested Jesus and bound Him,… Matt 26 52Then Jesus said to him, "Put your sword back into its place; for all those who take up the sword shall perish by the sword. 53"Or do you think that I cannot appeal to My Father, and He will at once put at My disposal more than twelve legions of angels? 54"How then will the Scriptures be fulfilled, which say that it must happen this way?"… The fate of all humanity hung in the balance on Friday - but when the Sabbath came it was "a done deal" salvation was assured. No more decisions to make -- no more suffering to endure - from then on it was going to rest - and then heaven.