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Good Friday-No Greater Love

Art by Teresa Pizzimenti

Day of Days. Good Friday.

Jesus will take all our sin and all our shame, if we will allow Him.

Say a deep yes to the work of the Cross. It is here that you will find the One you have been looking for and the meaning of your own precious life.

Greater love has no man than this than to lay down His life for a friend.”  Jesus has defined your value.  Jesus has redefined friendship, then, now and always.

We will never be the same because of this great love.  Now we are learning to love you in return Lord Jesus Christ.

You are invited to join us for the contemplative prayer service The Road  as we walk together through the Stations of the Cross today at 12:15 and 6:30pm. We will take time to remember the great grace and love of God.

If you are unable to join us we offer The Road booklet and audio for your prayers at home. Let this day bring you close to the passion of Christ for you.

 

God’s grace be with you,

 

Scott and Clare

 THE ROAD online booklet

 

Music and reading audio below

 

You Were Led

The Road Introduction

Stop 1- Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane

Stop 2- Jesus is Condemned by the Sanhedrin and Jesus is Judged by Pilate

Stop 3- Jesus is Scourged and Crowned With Thorns

Stop 4- Jesus Bears the Cross

Stop 5- Jesus is Helped by Simon the Cyrenian to Carry the Cross

Stop 6- Jesus Meets the Women of Jerusalem

Stop 7- Jesus is Crucified

Stop 8- Jesus Promises His Kingdom to the Good Thief

Stop 9- Jesus Speaks to His Mother and the Disciple

Stop 10- Jesus Dies on the Cross

Stop 11- Jesus is Placed in the Tomb

Stop 12- Resurrection

Up On A Hill

The Old Rugged Cross

Amazing Grace

Closing Prayer

Praying Your Vote

God of all Kingdoms and Kings, You hear our prayers.  We pray for all voters, that we would know Your laws and vote in ways that promote Your Kingdom of righteousness, peace and joy.

We pray for those who will be voted into positions of public trust, especially our president and congressional leaders, that they may serve justice and promote the dignity and freedom of all people.

We pray that we will not speak evil of the person that we voted against and will take care not to judge those that are convicted to vote differently.

We humble ourselves, seek your face and pray that you would forgive our sins and heal our land. God, we pray that your Kingdom would come and Your will would be done on earth as it is in heaven.

We place our country in your hands.

Amen

 

As was discussed in today’s services, here is the web-link to how to Pray Your Vote:

http://www.prayerconnect.net/resources/prayer-guides/2012-election-prayer-guide

 

Support For You

If any of the topics discussed in today’s service have stirred a need or a concern within your heart, a member of the CCM ministry team is available for you.  Call 269.781.9094 or email us at crossroads@ccmonline.org

 

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