Good Friday: What Abides
Good Friday is the subject of this blessing poem and piece of artwork.
Reading Julian on Good Friday
Drawing from the writings of Julian of Norwich, this Good Friday article by Jason Lief presents the sufferings of Christ on the cross as a symbol of finding new life in foolishness rather than honor.
The Bad News is Part of the Good News
In this interview, Fleming Rutledge explores the themes of suffering and belief surrounding the Easter and Good Friday, as well as the implications of these stories for Christians in the rest of history.
Good Friday Service (March 28, 1986)
On Good Friday, this sermon asserts that in the death of Jesus Christ, our redemption is complete; it calls hearers to rest in the knowledge that Jesus' final words grant believers freedom from constant strivings.
This Maundy Thursday or Good Friday service is patterned after tenebrae, a service of shadows or darkness. The theme is the disciple Peter's reflections on his "unimaginable words" denying Christ and his beginning to heal afterwards.
Advent in the Marketplace
Cameron Lee talks about the shopping culture during the Advent season. "If we celebrate Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but not Advent, what does that say about us?" He encourages us to seek the coming of...
Lent, A Necessary Time of Preparation
This resource provides an introduction to Lent and offers a comprehensive guide to Lenten planning. It provides suggestions for selecting passages, ideas for a sermon series, questions to consider, and sample elements of worship.
Season of Lent
A sermon starter and commentary by Luke Powery on 2 Corinthians 12:7-10 for the season of Lent in the African American Lectionary.
The Fight Between Carnival and Lent, art for Ash Wednesday
Based on the painting, "The Fight Between Carnival and Lent" by Pieter Brueghel the Elder, this blog reflects on different aspects of the painting that point us to the beginning of Lent and Ash Wednesday, when...
Nicodemus in the Shadows
Peter Wallace's reflection on Jesus’ ministry and death, based on texts from the gospel of John, is written from the perspective of Nicodemus who questions what it would be worth risking to stand with Jesus.
Resurrection Apprehension: Lots of Ideas to Calm Those Easter Sermon Fears
Preaching on Easter every year can bring up apprehension, but Louis E. Lotz helps by giving possible sermon topics and thoughts.
Sights and Sounds of Lent: Children's Meditations for the Season
Coins, a robe, a basin of water, they can all turn into something special for the season of Lent. One church created children’s Lenten meditations that engage their senses by using these objects and more.
Full Text Hymns on Good Friday
Let all mortal flesh keep silencePD
When I Survey the Wondrous CrossPD
What Wondrous Love Is ThisPD
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This worship resource is for a Good Friday service, where we are invited to reflect on the supportive roles played by the seven women at the cross in Jesus’ final moments.
A collection of worship resources including songs, litanies and prayers for Good Friday, focusing on the theme of redemption and the words from the cross.
Paschal Sermon of St. John Chrysostom
A 4th-century sermon is still preached every Easter in Orthodox churches. This poetic sermon is heard but once a year, but many worshipers know it by heart.
This Good Friday children’s sermon walks children through the events from the betrayal of Jesus to his death on the cross and conveys Jesus paying for one's sins.
Good Friday: We Were There
This is a full worship planning resource for the Good Friday on Isaiah 52:13-53:12, Psalm 22, Hebrews 10:16-25 and John 18:1-19:42, focusing on the voices of suffering. It includes sermon notes, songs, readings, prayers and more.
Good Friday: Cultural Resources
This resource is for a Good Friday service. Margarita Simon Guillory presents these cultural resources: historical information, a story about integration, an illustration to help define good Friday, and songs.
Good Friday Worship
Preaching and worship planning resources for Good Friday, focused on Isaiah 52:13–53:12, Psalm 22, Hebrews 10:16–25, John 18:1–19:42.
This sermon starter and commentary on 1 Peter 2:21-25 offers worship resources from an African American perspective for Good Friday that remembers Christ’s suffering by entrusting ourselves to the “one who judges justly.”