"It's Friday but Sunday's Coming"

By Jeep Collins



Years ago someone gave me a compact disc of a sermon by Tony Campollo.  I don’t recall who gave it to me but it was the most remembered sermon I ever heard.

Campollo told of a time he was asked to speak at a black church on Good Friday I think in Philadelphia.   When it was his time to preach he got up and gave his sermon.  He recalled that he was really fired up and when he was through he took his seat by the old black pastor and gave him a smug smile as if to say, “beat that one brother.”

The old white headed man smiled back at him and patted him on the knee as if to say, “that was good, but you just listen to the old master.”  He came up to the podium and slowly and in a quiet voice began.


     “It’s Friday - Jesus is praying - Peter’s a sleeping - Judas is betraying - But Sunday’s comin.It’s Friday - Pilate’s struggling - The council is conspiring - The crowd is vilifying - They don’t even know - That Sunday’s comin.

    It’s Friday - The disciples are running like sheep without a shepherd - Mary’s crying - Peter is denying - but they don’t know - That Sunday’s a comin.

     The old pastor raises his voice a little and picks up a little speed.

     It’s Friday - The Romans beat my Jesus - They robe Him in scarlet - They crown Him with thorns - But they don’t know - That Sunday’s comin.

     It’s Friday - See Jesus walking to Calvary - His blood dripping - His body stumbling - And His spirit’s burdened - But you see, it’s only Friday - Sunday’s comin.

     It’s Friday - The world’s winning - People are sinning - And evil’s grinning.

     The pastor is raising his voice and the crowd participates.

     It’s Friday, (they say) The soldiers nail my Savior’s hands to the cross - They nail my Savior’s feet to the cross - And then they raise him up- Next to criminals.

     “It’s Friday” - But let me tell you something”  The congregation shouts, “Sunday’s comin.”

     It’s Friday - The disciples are questioning - What has happened to their King - And the Pharisees are celebrating - That their scheming has been achieved - But they don’t know - It’s only Friday - Sunday’s comin’

     It’s Friday - He’s hanging on the cross - Feeling forsaken by His Father - Left alone and dying - Can nobody save Him?

     It’s Friday - But Sunday’s comin’

     It’s Friday - The earth trembles - The sky grows dark - My King yields His spirit.

     It’s Friday - Hope is lost - Death has won - Sin has conquered - and Satan’s just a laughin’
     It’s Friday - Jesus is buried - A soldier stands guard - And a rock is rolled into place - But it’s Friday - It is only Friday.” 

Sunday is a comin"



  • Jeep Collins - April 19, 2020

    Amen Cheryl – Thank you for sharing, I’ve heard a lot of messages, but that one reaches to
    the depths of my soul!!! jeep

  • Cheryl Diane Carter - April 19, 2020

    My cousin texted me the link to the youtube video of “It’s Friday …” on Good Friday morning and I shared it with over 60 people. On Easter morning, I texted every person that “Sunday came and HE arose! Now our risen SAVIOUR intercedes for us at the right hand of our FATHER! By HIS GRACE we are REDEEMED!”

  • Jeep Collins - April 05, 2020

    Yes, These days seem like that Friday 2,000 years ago, but we know that Sunday is coming!

  • Ken Bouma - April 05, 2020

    Aren’t we glad that yesterday was Friday and that….

  • Barbara Carter - November 10, 2019

    Sunday came this morning for a dear and beloved friend when he went to his heavenly home. Those of us who are here have heavy hearts, but he is rejoicing with Jesus.

  • Barbara Storemski - April 19, 2020

    Dear Mr. Collins, we have a mutual friend, MARTHA CAMPBELL, she said to get in touch with you for one of your retired pieces.
    It is a gold elongated one piece with a dove, cross and heart on top of each other. It is the most beautiful I have seen. Hopefully I can still purchase it. Thank you, BARBARA STOREMSKI

  • Vicki Franks - December 07, 2018

    My husbands most prized possession was his Star ring that you made probably 25+ years ago. He has lost it we think. We are still looking for it. Would it at all be possible to have one custom made if we don’t find it. It was a wedding present from me and very important to him. Until recently we went to Fredericksburg at least once a month. Hector has been a friend that we met on our first trip [which was our honeymoon]. Just let me know if there is any possibility that we might be able to get a new ring made. I have so much of your jewelry and I still get . many compliments on it because it is so unique. Thank you so much. Still hoping to find the ring.

  • Cathy - July 04, 2018

    Hi Jeep. Praise the Lord! I find myself coming back to this message and your post when things are crazy locally, nationally, and all over the world. Today I just needed to listen to it again. It feeds my spirit as I work with people in the community. Thank you for making a difference.

  • Linda Kay Crawford - July 04, 2018

    I have heard this repeated so many times and am so grateful to know that Sunday is coming. What a great God we have.

  • Diane Bearden - July 04, 2018

    planning on doing a “group” purchase for our boss for her retirement gift – luv your jewelry. She (as well as we) already enjoy the manger scene piece that she wears every Christmas

  • Sheila - March 24, 2018

    Great video! Pausing to thank Jesus for all He went through for me…pain, humiliation, wrath for my sin and the world’s sin, separation from the Father (Love). Thank you, Jesus. Looking forward to Sunday! Praising you today!

  • Cathy - July 29, 2017

    Thank you, Jeep, for posting this message. It’s very powerful. I’ve read it on your Journal site already several times, and I have remembered its message often.

  • Tommy - June 09, 2017

    Get ready…THE LORD IS COMIN !!!!

  • Wanda Wilson - April 17, 2017


  • Robert - April 14, 2017

    Very good message. Just what we are studying in John. Sunday is coming. Amen.

  • Carole - April 14, 2017

    Awesome Jeep and through my tears Sunday is coming, hallelujah!?❤️

  • Vicki Rudloff - April 14, 2017

    Thank you for this message. So powerful especially in these times that we are living. Christ has died for us and we must stand strong and remember that Sunday is coming and he will return again!!

  • Carol Keske - April 14, 2017

    wow!What a message! Sunday is a comin!

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