These are just a few of the stations set up in the Sanctuary at Christ Community Church this Holy Week. If you aren’t able to make it in to physically go through the stations, you can use this Stations of the Cross 2015 booklet at home.
As we move closer to Good Friday, take some time to reflect on Jesus’ story and its shaping of your own.
Christ Community Church has been journeying through the Gospel of Mark since the beginning of the year. Each week, their Pastor has shared reflections on the text that weren’t touched upon on the sermons. Read the reflection for Mark 15, “When a story ends & Hearing a New Grace” if you want to find some new perspective.
Here are three reflections on why Holy Week and what Jesus did still matters everyday from The High Calling:
How can our lives intersect with the slow, significant events of the cross? Read on in, “Why Holy Week Matters: Meeting Jesus at the Table”
Jesus understands what it means to worry and be overwhelmed. Learn from him in “Why Holy Week Matters: Letting Go in the Garden”
Finally, don’t take the sacrifice of the cross for granted, instead, “Why Holy Week Matters: Taking Up Your Cross”
The image, “Crosses” is ©CreationSwap/Ron Loveday.
Here are a few online prayer and reflection guides you can use to guide you through the events that led to Jesus’ death on the cross.
Last year, Christ Community Church hosted a Stations of the Cross. Though we aren’t hosting a physical venue, you can use these pictures of the stations as well as the downloadable reflection booklet.
Here is a guided reflection with artwork for the Last Seven Words of Christ.
An alternate Stations of the Cross with artwork and reflections is available on Sacred Art Meditations’ website.
May you be drawn into closer communion with God.
At Christ Community Church, we spent this week following the true story of Jesus’ suffering. We gathered crosses from our Church building and from families in our community to design each station. Then, we added some items for reflection and spent time in prayer after reading the biblical text. For many, it was a powerful experience and Spirit-filled time.
We thought we’d share the experience with all of you. Download the booklet, Stations of the Cross 2013, and if you’d like, use the pictures of each station below.
This post is the final in a series of Holy Week reflections.
What would you do if you had just one week to live?
Eugene Cho offers a powerful reflection of what he would do, and what Jesus did with his last week.
This post is a continuation of Holy Week reflections.
Today’s reflection comes from Richard Dahlstrom. For most of Jesus’ life, he walked with us in fellowship. During Holy Week, Jesus walks ahead alone.
Read more in “Holy Week– and the Mysterious Glory of our Guide.”
This post is a reflection for Holy Week.
Without death Easter celebrates a comeback, not a miracle.
Today’s reflection for Holy Week comes from Barnabas Piper. Resist the urge to forget, rush past or downplay the fact that Jesus died on the cross and was buried. “Dead is Dead.”
This post is part of a special series for Holy Week 2013.
On March 24, 2013 Pastor Chelsey shared a message from Exodus 15 entitled, “The Lord is a Warrior.” She challenged us to think about God as a Warrior against sin and evil as we headed into Holy Week. Hear that message on our Church sermon website (or in the archives).
This week on the blog, we hope to share multiple stories and reflections from around the web as you remember the last week of Jesus’ time on earth in the flesh. The first one comes from Redemption Pictures and it offers a very different picture of our Good God Warrior: “The God Who Bleeds.”
This post is a follow up to a message preached at Christ Community Church. It provides a challenging reflection to the picture of Jesus we make for ourselves and is a resource for Holy Week and Good Friday.