A Prayer of Confession for Good Friday

Merciful Father, we meet each other today at the foot of the cross. We wait with each other as those who inflict wounds on one another: Have mercy on us. As those who spurn Your love for other loves: Be merciful to us. As those who put our trust in power and prestige: Be merciful … Continue reading A Prayer of Confession for Good Friday

Good Friday and The Mystery of the Cross

On Good Friday, it is important to meditate on all that is happening at the cross. We especially need to reflect on the mystery of the cross. Here's one practical lesson on the mystery of the cross from the British theologian, Alister McGrath: "Experience cannot be allowed to have the final word--it must be judged … Continue reading Good Friday and The Mystery of the Cross

Good Friday and Three Truths the Cross Enforces

When the Apostle Peter discovered that Jesus would experience humiliation and suffering, he exploded, "God forbid, Lord! This shall never happen to you." Then, Jesus' offered a devastating rebuke: "Get behind me, Satan, you are a stumbling block" (16:22-23). Jesus reminded him and us that the son of man came to give His life. This … Continue reading Good Friday and Three Truths the Cross Enforces

Good Friday – A Prayer of Confession of Sin

Merciful Father, we meet each other today at the foot of the cross. We wait with each other as those who inflict wounds on one another:                   Have mercy on us. As those who spurn Your love for other loves:           Be merciful to us. As those who put our trust in power and … Continue reading Good Friday – A Prayer of Confession of Sin

Good Friday – Finding Hope in Suffering

Psalm 129 sets forth one notable feature of our journey of faith that we’d rather not talk about - suffering. In fact, many religions say that it’s an illusion. For some who profess faith in Christ, it causes them to abandon their journey of faith entirely. Where do we find hope when we suffer? Hear … Continue reading Good Friday – Finding Hope in Suffering

A Psalm for Good Friday – The One Whose Back is Plowed

Psalm 129 Psalm 129 is one of the Psalms of Ascent. It is a very fitting Psalm for Good Friday. Suffering is one notable feature of our journey of faith that we’d rather not talk about and certainly not experience. In fact, many religions say that it’s an illusion. Even for many who profess faith … Continue reading A Psalm for Good Friday – The One Whose Back is Plowed

A Chronology of Holy Week

This week is the most important week of the year for a Christian. Here's a brief synopsis of the timing of events that took place with the corresponding Scriptures. Palm Sunday Triumphal entry into Jerusalem Mt.21:1-11; Mk. 11:1-10; Lk. 19:29-44; Jn.12:12-19 Monday in Holy Week Jesus curses the fig tree    Mt.21:18-19; Mk.11:12-14 Jesus cleanses the … Continue reading A Chronology of Holy Week

Holy Week Worship Services

Here are several worship services that we have offered during Holy Week. Palm Sunday Worship Service - http://www.box.net/shared/meuhlgyx82 Messianic Passover Seder - http://www.box.net/shared/hg219v3srs Good Friday Worship Service - http://www.box.net/shared/yqd2e5yyt2 Resurrection Sunday Worship Service - http://www.box.net/shared/vufzp8ne68