Friday of Holy Week (Good Friday)

Friday of Holy Week (Good Friday)

The Gospel Song – Music and words by Bob Kauflin and Drew Jones.

Holy God in love became
Perfect man to bear my blame
On the cross he took my sin
By his death I live again

Lamb of God – Words and music by Andi Rozier, Jason Ingram, and  Meredith Andrews

You came from heaven’s throne
Acquainted with our sorrow
To trade the debt we owe
Your suff’ring for our freedom

The Lamb of God in my place
Your blood poured out my sin erased
It was my death You died I am raised to life
Hallelujah the Lamb of God

My name upon Your heart
My shame upon Your shoulders
The pow’r of sin undone
The cross for my salvation

There is no greater love
There is no greater love
The Savior lifted up
There is no greater love

Friday Scripture Readings 

Jesus is betrayed by Judas and arrested by the authorities (perhaps after midnight, early Friday morning) – Matt. 26:47–56; Mark 14:43–52; Luke 22:47–53; John 18:2–12

Jesus has an informal hearing before Annas (former high priest and Caiaphas’s father-in-law) – Matt. 26:57, 59–68; Mark 14:53, 55–65; Luke 22:63–71

As predicted, Peter denies Jesus and the rooster crows – Matt. 26:58, 69–75; Mark 14:54, 66–72; Luke 22:54b–62; John 18:15–18, 25–27

After sunrise on Friday the final consultation of the full Sanhedrin condemns Jesus to death and sends him to Pontius Pilate – Matt. 27:1–2; Mark 15:1

Judas changes his mind, returns the silver, and hangs himself – Matt. 27:3–10

Pilate questions Jesus and sends him to Herod Antipas – Matt. 27:11–14; Mark 15:2–5; Luke 23:1–7; John 18:28–38

Herod questions Jesus and sends him back to Pilate – Luke 23:8–12

Jesus appears before Pilate a second time and is condemned to die – Matt. 27:15–26; Mark 15:6–15; Luke 23:13–25; John 18:38b–19:16

Jesus is mocked and marched to Golgotha  – Matt. 27:27–34; Mark 15:16–23; Luke 23:26–49; John 19:17

Jesus is crucified between two thieves – Matt. 27:35–44; Mark 15:24–32; Luke 23:33–43; John 19:18–27

Jesus breathes his last – Matt. 27:45–56; Mark 15:33–41; Luke 23:44–49; John 19:28–37

Joseph of Arimathea buries Jesus in a new tomb – Matt. 27:57–61; Mark 15:42–47; Luke 23:50–56; John 19:38–42