At the cross, hope collides with suffering and death becomes the doorway to the fullness of life.

 

Before we celebrate the resurrection, we mourn at the cross. But as deep as our sorrow may be, it is brimming with hope. For we know that Jesus was not defeated at the cross, but instead defeated the grave. This Good Friday, in the midst of social distancing and isolation, grief and confusion, boredom and uncertainty- in the midst of whatever you are experiencing, we want to center ourselves on the Hope we find in Jesus. Join us as we pause to reflect on the significance of Jesus’ sacrifice.

 

“We are going up to Jerusalem,” he said, “and the Son of Man will be delivered over to the chief priests and the teachers of the law. They will condemn him to death and will hand him over to the Gentiles, who will mock him and spit on him, flog him and kill him. Three days later he will rise.”

— Mark 10:33-34

Our Costa Mesa campus has created a guided prayer practice to help you reflect on the crucifixion of Jesus and embrace hope in the midst of whatever circumstances you find yourself in. We invite you to use this resource on your own or alongside others in your household, as we lean into Good Friday and prepare our hearts for Easter Sunday.

Find it here.

Our Mission Viejo campus is offering a digital service guide to complete a drink offering this Good Friday. Wine can be picked up ahead of time or any wine or grape juice can be used from your home. The goal is remembering Jesus and the unity that comes from that.

Learn more here.

Our Charlotte campus is hosting an online Good Friday service at 8pm EST via Zoom (click here to join). We will read through the crucifixion account in Luke’s gospel, worship together, and then take communion in our homes. If you’re going to join in, please buy wine/juice/beverage and bread/cracker/food to take communion in your homes after.

Holy Week Resource for Families

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Additional Devotional

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