Good Friday (Online)

Social Engagement

ENGAGE ON YOUTUBE, FACEBOOK & IGTV

You’re also welcome to join us on YouTube or Facebook for live commenting or on Instagram for the IGTV premiere – all with the same content. Join in by sharing your experience on Social Media as well. 

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Preparing for Good Friday Communion

WHAT IS COMMUNION?

Communion is the regular remembrance and celebration of Jesus Christ’s sacrificial death in our place and for our sin. The breaking and eating of bread has to do with Christ’s body being broken on the cross. The wine, or grape juice, has to do with the shedding of Christ’s blood.  Luke 22:19-20, 1 Corinthians 11:23-24

HOW DO WE TAKE COMMUNION?

Prior to the start of our Online Good Friday (7:00pm), gather the elements needed for Communion:

– Crackers, pita or any unleavened bread (bread without yeast). Unleavened bread is consistent with the precedent set in Scripture; however, you may use an alternative bread if you don’t have access to unleavened bread.

– Wine or Grape Juice

Following Pastor Tim’s message on Good Friday, take a few moments for prayer, confession and repentance. Here is an example of repentance from King David in Psalm 51 that you can follow and even pray directly to God:

Have mercy on me, O God,
in your faithful love, in your great tenderness
wipe away my offences; wash me thoroughly from my guilt,
purify me from my sin.
For I am well aware of my offences,
my sin is constantly in mind.
Against you, you alone, I have sinned,
I have done what you see to be wrong,
God, create in me a clean heart,
renew within me a resolute spirit,
do not thrust me away from your presence,
do not take away from me your spirit of holiness.
Restore to me the joy of your salvation.

And when you are ready, partake of the Communion elements.

WHO PARTICIPATES IN COMMUNION?

Communion is meant for those who have placed their faith in Jesus’ life, death and resurrection, for forgiveness of sin and new life. If you have never done this, take this time to talk to Jesus and place your faith in Him.

While a prayer or specific recitation of certain words doesn’t save you, the repentance and faith behind this prayer example is a good guide:

Jesus,

I believe that you lived, died and resurrected
in my place, for my sin.

I confess my sin to you and ask that you forgive me
and grant me new life in your grace.

Empowered by your Holy Spirit,
help me to follow you all of my days. 

In Jesus’ Name,
Amen

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