The Passion of
Good Friday Service
Trial, Crucifixion, Death, & Burial of Jesus Christ
There's a popular song commonly sung on Good Friday called, Were You There? It powerfully asks if "Were you there when they crucified my Lord?" They testify that even thinking about the Lord Jesus' suffering and death upon the cross is too much for them and that it causes them to tremble...
Read and meditate upon the scriptures. Think about what information is included, what it means, and how you can apply it to your life. Be sure to journal your thoughts!
Listen to Dan Furlow, an elder and a pastor of Abundant Grace, and a student of Gospel Mission Network's leadership school, for Day 20 teaching devotional.
"I was born in a Christian home, my dad was a pastor… they were teaching us about the Lord… but I still needed to receive Christ as Lord. Before I turned 5, I gave my life to the Lord. But later my mom thought, 'Angela's so young, does she really understand what it means to be saved,' and she asked the Lord for a sign...
The next morning, I came walking down and I was wiping tears from my eyes..." —
Think and journal your answers to the following questions to go deeper into today's scripture and meditation.
Why did the Father call Jesus to suffer, die, and be buried?
Why did Jesus have to endure so much?
What most impacts you about Jesus' suffering upon the cross?
Why would the reality of Good cause us to fall in love with Jesus and repent of our sins?
Record what you feel about Jesus' suffering, crucifixion, death, and burial. How does it make you feel? How does it impact you? How does it call us to now live?
LIVE IT OUT
The key to growing in the Lord is to not only "hear" God's Word but to apply it to our lives.