INTRODUCTION TO GOOD FRIDAY
Before we can celebrate the resurrection, we must remember the cross and sacrifice of Christ. Today we observe Good Friday as a church. Even though we are not physically together, we come unite spiritually in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We hope this experience is a special time for you and want to help you remember and meditate on what our Lord has done for us on this day.
Before moving on to the steps below, watch this video from Pastor Jarrod as he helps us prepare our hearts for this time.
VISUALIZE Matthew 27
WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO LISTEN TO THIS PASSAGE IN ORDER TO FULLY VISUALIZE IT. You can also read this to yourself or aloud. You can either read from a physical bible or click the link below to read on YouVersion. YouVersion also provides an audio button, so you can listen to the scriptures.
TAKE SOME TIME TO MEDITATE ON THE SCRIPTURES. TO HELP FACILITATE YOUR TIME, YOU CAN DISCUSS OR JOURNAL THROUGH THESE QUESTIONS.:
- Trying to picture this scene what stood out to you? Anything surprise you anew?
- What struck you about how Jesus was treated and His reaction?
- What goes on your heart and how does it impact you to think about Good Friday and cross of Christ?
- How do you want that to impact you heading into this Easter season?
Worship in Song
Allow this song to speak to you and remind of you of Christ’s sacrifice. Worship Him and proclaim the power of His cleansing blood.
CHALLENGE FOR TODAY OR TOMORROW
Put down the phone and step away from the TV and computer. Decide an amount of time you will spend with God alone. The Bible warns us about hearing God’s Word without applying it. I hope we don’t just think about the cross for some fleeting moments and forget at once what is true. Find some quiet time to make sure you can be alone with God. Maybe you take a walk alone or journal in a quiet place at home. Thank God for the truth of the cross and his brutal sacrifice. Meditate on it. Remind yourself of what he has done for you and all the implications of what makes Good Friday actually Good. Ask him how you want this truth to change you this Easter.