Some Good Friday Links and Listens
Below are some links to videos and music, as well as some local Good Friday events. If you’re looking for a place Sunday morning for Easter, come join us at Fellowship Louisville at 10 AM. We’d love to have you!
SM Lockridge’s classic “Sunday’s Coming”
We’ll be singing John Mark McMillan’s “Death in His Grave” this Sunday.
Here’s a song called Drove the Nails I wrote and performed with my band in college. (Warning: this is ROCK music!)
What happened on the first Good Friday?
A Word for this Holy Weekend
Almost two thousand years ago, a bruised and bloody half-naked man was led outside the small capital city of a tiny, but notoriously difficult Roman province to a hillside, named the skull. Together with two other criminals, he was to be executed as “the King of the Jews,” a sarcastic title meant both as a jab at those who sought his death and as the accusation against him. By all appearances, it was an ordinary Passover weekend. Lambs would be slaughtered as the Jewish people gathered together in Jerusalem to commemorate the day the Lord led them out of slavery in Egypt. Little did they know, a greater salvation was taking place just outside the city.
As we enter this weekend, does it seem ordinary to you? Does it seem like just another Good Friday service–just another Easter Sunday? Could we also be missing what is taking place before our very eyes? Right in front of us is the central event of all of history! God, in Christ, is redeeming a people and restoring the creation to a state of perfection in relationship to its Creator. The death and resurrection of Christ was a cosmic event, bringing together heaven and earth.
The hope of history was a man hanging on a tree. We proclaim that same hope this weekend as we gather together. Who will you invite? Who will hear? Who will be redeemed, and participate in the great story of the ages? How shall we live in light of the death and resurrection of the King of Glory? Let us pray and worship and wait in hope for He is risen, and we shall be raised with him!