Tonight we will watch LCDC’s Good Friday Service @7pm on lacasalive.com. Then afterwards @8pm we will have Zoom Groups to check in and discuss the service and questions below. We have 4 Zoom Groups (JH Girls, JH Guys, HS Girls and HS Guys) and will send out Meeting ID#’s and Passwords. Please sign in with your first/last name (no nicknames) and the meeting host will admit you into the meeting through the waiting room feature. If you do not receive a text with the meeting info or if you have questions about Zoom, please reach out to Pastor Chris or Suzan. We hope our Zoom groups can encourage La Casa teens’ faith and friendships during this time.
Good Friday marks a time for followers of Jesus to reflect on his sacrificial death. For over two thousand years, Christians have annually retold the story of Jesus’ final Passover meal with his friends, his arrest and execution, and then his resurrection from the dead. Good Friday seems pretty dark and gloomy, but in reality, it is a story bursting with good news about the love of God that can give us courage in times of uncertainty, and hope in the face of death.
EXPLORE IT FOR YOURSELF:
From The Bible Project:
Jesus courageously entered into suffering and death, trusting that God’s purpose would be fulfilled through his self-giving love. The deep faith of Jesus, as well as the failure of his closest friends, offer us a mirror for self-reflection as we face our own time of testing and crisis.
- Good Friday seems pretty dark and gloomy. Why would Christians call it good?
- In conflict, people tend to either attack, withdraw, deflect, stonewall, lie or do anything to harm the relationship further. Jesus chooses to love. If someone wrongs you, what would it look like for you to respond to them like Jesus did to his executioners, whether in your own heart, thoughts, or actions?
- If Christians responded to injustices like Jesus did to his executioners, what kind of GOOD things and resurrection NEW LIFE would burst forth in the world?