BROWNWOOD, Texas - Brownwood's Coggin Avenue Baptist Church held its 2nd annual Good Friday service.
Community members congregated for 30 minutes to worship Jesus Christ and celebrate His life, His death and His resurrection.
"It's kind of a misnomer if you think about it because sin is not good. Suffering is not good. Death is not good and yet what Jesus did for us is wonderful," said Tim Skaggs, the church's senior pastor. "He gave His life to pay the penalty of our sin so that we can have not only eternal life but abundant life, full and meaningful."
"All the suffering and all the pain that He went through just for us because He loved us is so very important to me," said Aubrey Duvall, church member.
This was Duvall's first time attending her church's Good Friday service. She said she is thankful she got the chance to come worship.
Some members of the church said the timing of the service was very convenient.
"I think it was a great break from a really fast-paced time," said Bobby Duvall. "It was just a moment where I could just take my lunch hour and come here and reflect on the wonder of the work that Christ has done for us."
Duvall is also a Sunday School teacher at Coggin Avenue Baptist Church. "For once, I can clear my head and focus on the cross, and that's why I was here."
Mike Tittle said he has been attending Coggin Avenue Baptist Church for 18 years. "I kind of like having the Lord's supper on Friday lunch because we usually have it on Sunday nights and I'm exhausted by the end of the day. This way we go back to work and we feel more refreshed."
The service consisted of songs, prayers, Scriptures, and the Lord's supper.
Coggin Avenue Baptist Church, located at 1815 Coggin Ave. in Brownwood, will be holding Easter service on Sunday at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.
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