Online service, Good Friday
Welcome to our Good Friday service
In today’s Good Friday service, we’ll have a time of singing praises to our God, reading from the Bible, and a short Good Friday message from our Pastor Chadd Hafer. If you’d like to speak to someone from our church, you can get in contact with us, we’d love to hear from you. And if you’re looking for some “boredom busters” while you’re isolated at home? You might like to listen to more of our CroydonPark@10 sermons.
Songs of worship
As we have a time of worship through song, let’s give Jesus our wonderful Lord and Saviour all the praise and thanks he deserves! And let’s encourage one another to remember the amazing grace that Christ Jesus has shown us through his life, death and resurrection.
The following song was introduced to CP10 last week. It reflects upon God’s love and compassion on humanity – shown ultimately in Jesus’ sacrificial death – and our thankful response as recipients of His forgiveness and grace;
St Paul’s Pantry Ministry
Please continue to remember those in our local community who are going through severe hardship by supporting St Paul’s Pantry. There is a messager group which Yen Tee sends what is needed in the pantry – please contact Yen if you would like to be in it.
Come back on Sunday as we will meet again for Easter Sunday. Visit https://wsccc.org.au/cp10 on Sunday to join the online service.
As followers of Jesus, we have the amazing privilege of calling God our Heavenly Father, to approach Him in every circumstance we are in – in joy, in sorrow, at times of plenty and at seasons of needs. Today Viv will lead us in prayer – to thank God for His many blessings and to bring our world’s needs before Him.
Financial giving is a Christian act of worship. It demonstrates our total reliance on our God to provide for all our needs. Therefore, instead of holding tightly to our earthly possessions, we are called to be generous, especially in supporting Gospel work. We invite you to reflect on how you might respond to this call to worship.
As we sing together again on this Good Friday, contemplate the depth of Christ’s love and sacrifice when he chose to go to the Cross on our sinful behalf.
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Now is the time for cp10 regulars to respond to this call to worship.
Bible reading, Sermon, prayer and closing
Today as we continue into Easter week, our Good Friday Bible reading takes us to the very heart of the Gospel. The written accounts of Matthew, Mark and Luke all contain some common material about Jesus’ crucifixion. However, each of these writers also includes some unique testimonies. Today we’ll be looking at Luke’s account, since it’s the longest and most comprehensive of the three. But I’ll also be sharing some reflections from the other gospels. My prayer today is that we will grow in our understanding of the significance of Christ’s crucifixion, and also in our love for him.
Today’s passage comes from Luke 23:26-49.
Stay tuned to the end to hear a closing prayer from Parisa and to find out the answer to Dawson’s trivia question!
Alternatively, parents, please use the interactive resources in this week’s kids church to minister to your children.
Response and reflection
John’s gospel introduces Jesus as “The light that shines in the darkness.” During today’s Good Friday events we’ve seen a lot of people stumbling around in the darkness of sin and evil. But we also see glimpses of Christ’s love and truth shining through this darkness, and into the lives of those who put their faith in him. The blackest darkness can’t overcome the light of God’s love which shines brilliant through the face of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior!
As you reflect upon these things:
- Which of the people in these events do you most relate to the most?
- What is your response to Christ death for your sins?