Good Friday

"Father, Forgive Them"

By Adam Hamilton
"Father, forgive them; for they do not know what they are doing.” (Luke 23:34) It is not surprising that these words—the first words spoken by Jesus from the… read more

Lessons and Carols for Palm/Passion Sunday

By Bromleigh McCleneghan
As we approach the end of the Lenten season, and preparations for Easter celebrations are made with increasing urgency, some churches begin to resound with the ambivalence of both … read more

The Crucifixion

By Adam Hamilton
Adam Hamilton, senior pastor of the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, Kansas shares his thoughts on the Crucifixion. Adam is the author of 24 Hours That… read more

Worship Elements: Good Friday 2014 (Option 2)

By Jamie D. Greening
COLOR: Black or None SCRIPTURE READINGS: Isaiah 52:13–53:12; Psalm 22; Hebrews 10:16-25 (16-23); John 18:1–19:42 THEME IDEAS Good Friday is the most somber day of… read more

Lectionary Commentary 2: Good Friday

By J. Michael Lowry
Isaiah 52:13–53:12 This Isaiah passage is arguably the greatest of the so called “servant songs” of Isaiah. The passage opens with the triumph; “he shall… read more

The Cross of Life

By J. Michael Lowry
Hebrews 10:16-25 For a couple of years my wife and I have attended Good Friday services at St. John the Evangelist Monastery (an Episcopal monastery in Cambridge, Massachusetts). … read more
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