Holy Week Project – Good Friday – Meditation…Wait with Jesus at the Cross

Holy Week – Good Friday

Good Friday, April 10th, 2020
Posting by Renee Franzen

 

Sermon Meditation:
               Stay & Watch & Wait with Jesus at the Cross…, as
               God acknowledges the presence of evil, sin and death

                Pastor Renee Franzen
 

Scripture:
John 13:1

Jesus, having loved us in the world …now showed us the full extent of His love.

John Chapters 18 & 19

 
 

Meditation Video: 

             Click here to view Meditation Video by Pastor Renee Franzen.

 

You are Invited: 
              Come Join God & Participate in a Spiritual Discipline

 

1. Start with Prayer

           Ask the Holy Spirit to guide you to watch with Jesus and open your heart
           to what God invites you into. Coming to the cross is an uncomfortable place,
           so remember that God has already victoriously conquered all sin, shame, guilt, 
           death, suffering and evil. Resurrection Day is coming, and you are chosen 
           and loved by God who knows you. 

2. Use your Spiritual imagination

Join Jesus and hear him speaking to you. Before the Betrayal of Jesus at Gethsemane, Jesus invited his close friends, including you, to Stay,… Pray,… Watch,… and Wait with him.

 
Scripture Narrative of God’s Story
36 Then Jesus went with his disciples to a place called Gethsemane, and he said to them, 
“Sit here while I go over there and pray.”
 
Jesus began to be sorrowful and troubled.
38 Then Jesus said to them,
“My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death. Stay here and
keep watch with me.”
39 Going a little farther, Jesus fell with his face to the ground and prayed,
“My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me.
Yet not as I will, but as you will.”
(Matthew 26:36-39)
 

3. Read Scripture account of the true record of witness to Jesus crucifixion and place yourself at the foot of the cross, close to Jesus, your Savior. 

Witness to Jesus crucifixion is found in all 4 Gospel Books of the Bible.
Scriptures:
         John Chapters 18-19
        Matthew 27
        Luke 23
        Mark 15