Christ in the Creatures of the Passion — Order of Lenten Worship:
Hymn 142 – “A Lamb Goes Uncomplaining Forth”
Invocation and Opening Prayer
Confession of Sins:
Almighty God, Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, we confess to You our sinfulness. All we like sheep have gone astray. We have sometimes turned away from you in our thinking, speaking and doing. We have too often done the evil You forbid and not done the good Your Law requires. Before You we repent and seek Your mercy for the sake of the atoning sacrifice of Your Son, our Savior, Jesus Christ. Forgive us all which is past and witht he power of Your Spirit move us to love and serve You faithfully. Set our feet upon the new path of life and build Your Kingdom here through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
The Good Friday Absolution
The Good Friday Scriptures (Interspersed with Hymn 150)
The Good Friday Faith Profession (Isaiah 53 Excerpts)
“Surely He has borne our griefs and carried our sorrow; Yet we esteemed Him stricken, smitten of God and afflicted. But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities; The punishment for our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed. And the Lord has laid on Him the iniquity of us all… Yet it pleased the Lord to crush Him and to make His soul an offering for sin. He shall see the suffering of His soul and be satisfied and shall justify many. For He shall see His offspring and prolong His days, and the will of the Lord shall prosper in His hand.”
Which Cross Were You On?
(Pastor David Schierenbeck)
Sermon Text: Matthew 27:38; Romans 6:10,6-7 (NKJV)
38 Then two robbers were crucified with Him, one on the right and another on the left.
10 For the death that He died, He died to sin once for all; but the life that He lives, He lives to God.
6 knowing this, that our old man was crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves of sin. 7 For he who has died has been freed from sin.
Hymn – “Were You There When They Crucified My Lord”
Our Gifts of Faith and Love
Our Good Friday Prayer and Benediction
Hymn – “The Old Rugged Cross”
(V 1&3 – vocalist: Tom Owens)
Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. Used by permission. All rights reserved.