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Good Friday Service
April 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
What: Good Friday Service
When: Friday, April 15, 2022 @ 7-8pm
Overview: Holy Week begins on Sunday with the Triumphal Entry as Jesus arrives in Jerusalem in time for the Passover to the shouts of “Blessed Is He Who Come In The Name Of The Lord!” Within a short time, Jesus is frustrated with the actions of the people as they have turned the Temple into a place where money-making is more prevelant than the worship of Yahweh. As he ‘cleanses the Temple’ by overturning tables with a whip in His hand, the Pharisees and Saducees see Jesus as a nuisance and a distraction to the religious customs of the day and they seek a way to get rid of him.
Jesus speaks many powerful parables during the week and He is anointed for his coming death with expensive oil by Mary Magdalene. Jesus preaches of the end times and mourns over Jerusalem as His own child and curses the fig tree that is unable to produce fruit. On Thursday evening, Jesus gathers His disciples together to partake of the Last Supper followed by Jesus’ teaching of the new commandment to love one another as He has loved them.
Caiaphus and the spiritually elite have convinced Judas Iscariot to betray Jesus for 30 pieces of silver and they take Him captive during prayer time in the Garden of Gethsemane late on Thursday evening. Jesus appears before Caiaphus, Herod and Pilate though the plot to kill Jesus is difficult when Pilate can find nothing worthy of death. As Jesus is being tried, His disciple Peter denies Jesus three times. The people cry out and convince Pilate to trade the life of Jesus Christ for the life of a convicted criminal Barrabas.
By Friday morning of Holy Week Jesus is beaten, mocked, whipped, stripped, and has been sentenced to death by crucifixion. His mother and beloved disciple John look on as the Son of God becomes the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world. His innocent blood satisfies God’s wrath against the sins of those who repent for their sin. Jesus, the Lion of Judah, fulfills the role of Messiah as He dies willingly, driven by His love for all people.
The Good Friday Service will remind you of the great sacrifice Jesus was willing to make because of His great love for all people! Join us as we remember!