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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. Resource type: Article Source: The Twelve Author: Jason Lief
Unimaginable Words 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. Resource type: Service Outline Source: Calvin Institute of Christian 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. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: The African American Lectionary Author: Luke A. Powery
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. Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship
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... Resource type: Article Source: Fuller Studio Author: Cameron Lee
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... Resource type: Image Source: Loyola Press Author: Daniella Zsupan-Jerome
Hymn: We Stand Before The Cross This hymn by F. Richard Garland is written for use at the close of a Good Friday service to prepare for the Vigil that will culminate in Easter. Resource type: Song/Hymn Source: Discipleship Ministries Author: F. Richard Garland Good Friday Liturgy A thoughtful Good Friday worship planning guide including hymns, prayers, reflections, and more. Based on Psalm 22, John 18, 19, and Hebrews 10:16-25. Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline Source: Sacredise Author: John van de Laar History of Hymns: “Were You There” This offers background and commentary on the African-American Spiritual, “Were You There.” Resource type: Song/Hymn Source: Discipleship Ministries Author: David Bjorlin Maundy Thursday and Good Friday Sermon Ideas A podcast conversation around exegesis and preaching on the lectionary texts for Maundy Thursday and Good Friday: John 13, 18, and 19. Resource type: Audio/Video Source: Working Preacher Author: Rolf Jacobson Good Friday Call to Worship Bruce Prewer's call to worship, based on John 19:16-17, says that Good Friday "is not a day for mourning but for awe, wonder, love and gratitude." Resource type: Element of Worship Source: Re-Worship Author: Bruce Prewer Hymn: He Knelt To Wash The Feet Of Friends In successive stanzas, this hymn from F. Richard Garland takes us from Jesus washing the feet of the disciples in the Upper Room, through crucifixion and Good Friday, to Resurrection and Easter. Resource type: Song/Hymn Source: Discipleship Ministries Author: F. Richard Garland 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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Including Children in Worship on Good Friday Good Friday is often the very last day of the church year when we expect and plan for children in the sanctuary. But, the story is there and it is the heart story of the faith.... Resource type: Article Source: Worshiping With Children Author: Carolyn Brown Good Friday with Children This guide includes Good Friday ideas for children's participation in congregational worship, including children's sermon notes and activities. Based on Luke 2:34-35. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Worshiping With Children Author: Carolyn Brown 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. Resource type: Sermon (Complete) Source: Day1 Author: Peter Wallace
Good Friday: Shifting Blame This meditation and response focus on Good Friday. The meditation narrows the field of those responsible for the death of Christ ultimately to the reader. The response reveals the gracious readiness of Christ to forgive sinners. Resource type: Poetry Source: Re-Worship Author: Christine Longhurst Good Friday Invitation to Worship An introduction to worship, using "greyness" to review the continued power and relevance of the events of Good Friday as told in the Gospels, asking that listeners be present and lay down their sorrows. Resource type: Element of Worship Source: Re-Worship Author: Christine Longhurst Good Friday This commentary focuses on how to help children better understand the death of Jesus through selected hymns, story telling, and physical sensory objects using Psalm 22; Isaiah 52:13-15; 53; John 18, 19; and Hebrews 4:14-16, 5:7-9,... Resource type: Article Source: Worshiping With Children Author: Carolyn Brown Good Friday, for All of Creation In this article, Ruth Bancewicz argues that the beauty of Good Friday is that Jesus died to redeem not just the people who choose to follow him, but also the non-human parts of creation. Resource type: Article Source: Biologos Author: Ruth Bancewicz Good Friday in Pakistan A recording of a Good Friday song from Pakistan. A measure of the suffering of Christ’s body on Good Friday continues to be felt by Christ’s body in Pakistan still today. Resource type: Audio/Video Source: Global Worship Author: Hanson Augustine
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