Good Friday Service Information 10 April

Over the past four years in our Good Friday service we have been looking at the Words of Christ from the cross.  Today we look at the fifth – the word of suffering – found in John 19:28.

There are two ways for you to take part in our Virtual Church services in your homes.  Visually via our YouTube Channel or you can listen to the audio on our Website Sermon Page.  (Once on the sermon page click on the individual sermon name to get access to a description of the sermon, sermons notes and global links for the hymns listed below.)

Hymn: From Heaven You Came

Reading: John 19:16-37

Hymn: There is a green hill far away

The message: “I am thirsty” John 19:28

Hymn: I stand amazed

The Crucifixion

Crucifixion-e1489401145591And when they had crucified him, they divided his garments among them by casting lots.  Then they sat down and kept watch over him there. And over his head they put the charge against him, which read, “This is Jesus, the King of the Jews.”  And those who passed by derided him, wagging their heads and saying, “You who would destroy the temple and rebuild it in three days, save yourself! If you are the Son of God, come down from the cross.” (Matthew 27:35-37,39,40 ESV)

The Death of Jesus

Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land until the ninth hour.  And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?” that is, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”  And Jesus cried out again with a loud voice and yielded up his spirit.  And behold, the curtain of the temple was torn in two, from top to bottom.  And the earth shook, and the rocks were split.  When the centurion and those who were with him, keeping watch over Jesus, saw the earthquake and what took place, they were filled with awe and said, “Truly this was the Son of God!”

(Matthew 27:45-47, 50, 51, 54ESV)

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