Rev. S.M. Lockridge

Today, Christians around the world observe “Good Friday,” the day Jesus died by crucifixion after being flogged, beaten, mocked and betrayed.

One would be forgiven for wondering just what the faithful see as so “good” about this Friday before Easter.

There is perhaps no better sermon on this extraordinary day than that delivered by the late Rev. S.M. Lockridge, pastor of a prominent African American church in San Diego. He was a master orator who powerfully captured the essence of Good Friday. We highly recommend taking three minutes to listen to one of his signature sermons, “It’s Friday, but Sunday’s coming!”

Here’s the sermon:

‘It’s Friday, but Sunday’s coming!’

Joel Davidson
Joel is Editor-in-Chief of the Alaska Watchman. Joel is an award winning journalist and has been reporting for over 24 years, He is a proud father of 8 children, and lives in Palmer, Alaska.