Good Friday Ideas

Good Friday Ideas, Worship ideas
I closed the Areopogus (a little used forum) a few months back, but I wanted to revive a thread from there. This post from Jen was about her Good Friday Ideas. I hope it helps you.   In our community, the youth from all of the churches lead a community Good Friday service. This has been going on for several years, but I really liked this one. And I want to say thanks, Shane, because I borrowed from you (I gave you credit, in case you are worried.) Our service focused on the healing power of the cross. We called it a Service of Hope and Healing. We had three worship stations as people entered the building on the way into the auditorium. The first was a station for "Letting…
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Good Friday Ideas: Crucify

Good Friday Ideas: Crucify

Creative Worship, Good Friday Ideas
To me one of the big parts of the story of the cross is when the crowd chooses Barabbas over Jesus. In that moment when they all yell, "CRUCIFY!" I want to think that I would be different. I want to think that I would say, "we want Jesus and not Barabbas." But knowing what I know I think I would have to stand and shout for His death. It sounds harsh. It sounds wrong, but here is what I know. I am a sinner. Every time I try to forget that I find myself chasing after sin again. I am a sinner and because of that I deserve to die. The only way for my sins to be paid--the only way for me to have a relationship with God--was…
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Good Friday Ideas: Videos

Good Friday Ideas, Worship ideas
There are lots of Easter and Good Friday videos available these days, but one of my favorites would have to be "What Does Love Sound Like?" I have watched it more times than I can count and have shown it at least 10 times in various settings and every time I am struck by the power of the message. The link above will take you to Worship House Media where you can purchase and download it.
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Good Friday Service Ideas: Unashamed Love

Good Friday Service Ideas: Unashamed Love

Good Friday Ideas, Object Lessons, Worship ideas
The cross is so many things. It is pain and healing. It is defeat and victory. It is death and life. But one of the things that the cross is to me is a declaration--an unashamed declaration--of God's love for us. The birth of Jesus was a small affair, just a few shepherds and a wise man or three, but His death was public. It was out in the open. It wasn't hidden away in some corner. It was God saying to the whole world. "You want to know how much I love you? You want to know how far I will go to make sure you know I care? Well check this out! Here is my love." God didn't whisper his love to us like a guy on the…
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