Holy Week 2014

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By Fany1988 (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Robb and Eric sit down over a sacrilicious cup of Skype to talk about Holy Potlucks, the goodness of Fridays and the most anticipated and dreaded week of the year.

Maundy Thursday

Good Friday

  • Tell the story - Don’t Gloss it over
  • Crucifixion - historical
    • Cross probably not more than ten feet high
    • Jesus completely naked, exposed along a busy road
    • Feet probably not together on the bottom of the cross, but spread on each side.
    • Resource about crucifixions in history: Stuff You Missed in History Podcast
    • Leave it uncomfortable and open ended
  • Crucifixion – part of life, not a historical execution
    • We experience crucifixion, pain, death, agony
  • Earthquake- recalls “Jerusalem in Turmoil” from Palm Sunday
  • Seven Last Words
    1. Luke 23:34:         Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do.
    2. Luke 23:43:         Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in paradise.
    3. John 19:26-27:     Woman, behold your son. Behold your mother.
    4. Matthew 27:46:   My God, My God, why have you forsaken me?
    5. John 19:28:          I am thirsty.
    6. Luke 23:46:         Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.
    7. John 19:30:          It is... finished.
  • Jesus Barabbas or Jesus Christ.
    • Do we want Jesus, son of the father, a more human and perhaps understandable Jesus or Jesus the Christ the Messiah, the Savior - which says that we need to be saved.
    • Jesus the Messiah is not an ethical teacher, but a savior from God
  • Liturgy