As we prepare for Good Friday and Easter worship services, I urge you to read in one sitting, an entire passion week series of events from the Gospels. I recommend Matthew 26-28, Mark 11-16 or Luke 22-24, or if you are really ambitious John 12-21.
These chapters contain beautiful stories of Jesus last days with his disciples and describe a tragic series of events that lead to his crucifixion. Of course, the last word is resurrection!
On Good Friday (19th), we will walk together in worship through the significant events of Jesus passion with various readings, traditional songs, abbreviated teachings, and participation in communion. On Easter (21st) we will celebrate with Christians around the globe the resurrection of Jesus. Our text for Sunday comes from John 14:5-14. Jesus says, “I am the way, the truth, and the life.” What does Jesus mean? He also says, “It is the Father living in me who is doing his work.” And further, “you will do even greater things than these?” Jesus is teaching his disciples what it will be like when he leaves them. And it has much to do with his resurrection life and power that will soon be at work in them.
I’m looking forward to seeing you this weekend. Go ahead, take on the challenge – read through, in one sitting, Jesus passion through the eyes of the disciples before Good Friday worship. See you soon.