Who was there in the Good Friday story?

LPUC eNews – Good Friday 10 April and Easter Sunday 12 April 2020

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Jesus Christ, the Passover Lamb

The Comeback | Easter spoken word

We will rise up: a message of hope for Easter – The Skit Guys

Practice hospitality especially during COVID 19 – Crossway

Watch “ Devotion | Psalm 91 | Corvid19 Call to Prayer”

It’s live!  The hope at home is ready! 

Don’t waste a crisis – FamilyVoice

Coping with coronavirus disappointments: Five lessons from Dietrich Bonhoeffer – ABC Religion and Ethics

The Bible App for Kids 41 Bible stories just for kids.  Kid-friendly navigation.  Games and activities that help kids remember what they’re learning.  Touch-activated animations.  Download it free from iTunes, Google Play.  Available for iPhone and Android. 

Church at Home – Week 3 Gospel of the Kingdom

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Scripture Reading One: Luke 19:28-48  

The people expected Jesus to bring peace and rule as king in a way that they could understand. Jesus grieved over this because he knew they would suffer, and because he longed for them to see him as the true King through the suffering. Like Jesus, it’s okay to grieve over shattered expectations and suffering.

  • Take a moment and express any grief you’re feeling over suffering or shattered expectations.
  • Jesus is the King, despite the way the world looks right now. What questions does that bring up for you? What truths can you rely on at this time?

Scripture Reading Two: Isaiah 52:7-53:12

This passage proclaims that God himself is coming to rescue his people—and this is good news—but it will happen in a surprising way: God’s appointed one, the Messiah, will enter into the suffering and death of our world. There’s a lot of suffering and pain going on in our world right now. God enters into our suffering. He experiences it personally and is present with us and all those who suffer.

  • Write down or speak out loud where you see suffering and pain in the world and your community right now.
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  • Now pray or speak out loud these same instances again, taking in the truth that God is present in those situations and suffers with us.

Scripture Reading Three: John 12:12-33 

For Jesus, his suffering was the way God’s power and love should be shown to the world. The cross shows us that God’s ultimate response to human death and suffering was love: to die alongside us and for us, and to overcome death with his resurrection life. This is Jesus’ upside-down Kingdom.

  • What kind of things is Jesus doing for others in this passage?
  • Jesus calls his followers to do what he does. In what ways specifically can you suffer alongside others, or serve and love others?

Steffany Gretzinger – Remember (Official Lyric Video

The Easter story – Floodgate Productions

Through the prophet Ezekiel, God promises life to a people cut off from everything they once knew.  Alison Sampson reflects on Ezekiel 37:1-14 

Nothing but the blood (Virtual Choir #1) 

Angel Next Door links up neighbours during coronavirus pandemic – The New Daily

Easter in Australia – ABC iView

Seven real weird things Christians believe – Eternity News 

Crisis cannot stop the Cross – Church Fuel

An Easter story 

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