Alone: A Good Friday Idea

Alone: A Good Friday Idea

Creative Worship, Good Friday Ideas, Worship ideas
Every year at Easter I am reminded that we know nothing of the Saturday between the crucifixion and the resurrection. In this week where most of the events of Jesus’ ministry were explained it is weird to think that we have this hole there on Saturday. I have preached about this a few times, but this idea I think will work on a Good Friday service. This is a short sermon idea that would be part of a larger Good Friday worship experience. Alone You will need 7 or 8 volunteers who need to have a little foreknowledge of what is to come, but they will not need much practice. Right before your message bring the people up on stage. Have one person stand off to the right side and…
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Good Friday Ideas: Weighted

Good Friday Ideas: Weighted

Creative Worship, Good Friday Ideas, Worship ideas
You will need 1 of these fishing weights for every person in your group. If you have the budget you can get bigger weights. Give them to volunteers so they can be passed out quickly in your message. You will also need some ankle weights and a heavy backpack to put on for demonstration. Read: Galatians 3:10–13 Galatians 3:10-13 10 For all who rely on the works of the law are under a curse, because it is written: Everyone who does not continue doing everything written in the book of the law is cursed. 11 Now it is clear that no one is justified before God by the law, because the righteous will live by faith. 12 But the law is not based on faith; instead, the one who does these things will…
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Good Friday Idea (Cut Off)

Good Friday Idea (Cut Off)

Good Friday Ideas, Worship ideas
I wanted to brainstorm a few new Good Friday ideas in the run up to Easter this year. There are a couple of reasons, one of the biggest ones is that Good Friday is probably the most searched term that leads people to Nailscars.com, but also because Good Friday is a perfect moment to introduce creative elements into your worship gatherings. This idea is still in its infancy, but I trust that there are some creative people who can turn it into something amazing. Isolated: When we talk about Jesus and the cross we tend to talk about the whips and the pain and the nails and shame and all of the physical side of the crucifixion. What I think we focus on too rarely is the spiritual side of…
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A Great Video for Easter!

Children's Ministry Ideas, Creative Worship, Good Friday Ideas
At our church we have an annual Easter Egg hunt that brings in our families as well as people from the community. Part of this hunt is a short worship service. During this time we sing songs and have fun and I like to show a short video that tells the story of Easter. This is the video that we will be using this year. It does a really good job of sharing the story on a kid level. If you are looking for a resource for your Easter or Good Friday service be sure to check this one out! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LgFZDCguR8E
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Remember the Loss: A Good Friday Service Opener

Remember the Loss: A Good Friday Service Opener

Creative Worship, Good Friday Ideas, Worship ideas
This is a little long and a bit rough, but I think it would be a great way to open a Good Friday worship service. Bring your lights down, play some soft music in the background and deliver this more as poem than sermon. Have you ever been watching a game and been so invested in one team that you almost can't watch the game? Have you ever sat there watching your team pull ahead and thought that maybe this time, this time things would be different, that this time victory would finally be theirs and by extension yours. Have you ever sat there and watched as the victory that seemed so sure a moment ago began to slip away? Have you ever watched as your team went from leading…
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