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Just deserts -- John 18:1--19:42 -- Leah Thompson -- Good Friday - A -- 2011
SHARING THIS WEEK'S GOSPEL THEME
AT SUNDAY SCHOOL AND AT HOME

Good for us -- John 18:1--19:42 -- Good Friday - A -- 2008
SHARING THIS WEEK'S GOSPEL THEME AT SUNDAY SCHOOL AND AT HOME

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Children's Bulletin (ages 8-10) -- John 18:1--19:42 -- John 18:1--19:42 -- Good Friday - A

Gospel Grams 1

Children's Bulletin (ages 5-7) -- John 18:1--19:42 -- John 18:1--19:42 -- Good Friday - A

Commentary

Emphasis Preaching Journal

According To Plan -- Isaiah 52:13--53:12, Hebrews 10:16-25, John 18:1--19:42 -- Frank Ramirez -- Good Friday - A -- 2017
These three texts let us know that though the events of Good Friday seem to border on the chaotic, t
The one from whom men hide their face -- Isaiah 52:13--53:12, Hebrews 10:16-25, John 18:1--19:42 -- David Kalas -- Good Friday - A -- 2014
Set Christmas and Good Friday side by side in your mind.
What's so good about Good Friday? -- Isaiah 52:13--53:12, Hebrews 10:16-25, John 18:1--19:42, Psalm 22 -- Schuyler Rhodes -- Good Friday - A -- 2011
One of my favorite movies of all time is the 1956 classic titled Twelve Angry Men featuring a
Personal history -- Isaiah 52:13--53:12, Hebrews 10:16-25, John 18:1--19:42, Psalm 22 -- David Kalas -- Good Friday - A -- 2008
A junior high school student sits down with his world history textbook, and he wonders
What's so good about Good Friday? -- Isaiah 52:13-53:12, Hebrews 10:16-25, John 18:1-19:42, Psalm 22 -- Good Friday - A -- 2002
One of my favorite movies of all time is the 1956 classic titled Twelve Angry Men featuring an all-s
For you and for me -- Isaiah 52:13-53:12, Hebrews 10:16-25, John 18:1-19:42 -- Good Friday - A -- 1999
In his wonderful collection The Moral Compass: Stories for a Life's Journey, William J.
God is there -- Isaiah 52:13-53:12, Hebrews 10:16-25, John 18:1-19:42 -- Good Friday - A -- 1996
I don't know whence it came or why and how it sticks in the mind, but from sermon research twoscore
The seven last words of Pilate -- Good Friday - A
Some stories in the Bible are so essentially visual that they almost demand that we act them out to

Children's bulletin

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Children's Bulletin (ages 8-10) -- John 18:1--19:42 -- John 18:1--19:42 -- Good Friday - A

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Children's Bulletin (ages 5-7) -- John 18:1--19:42 -- John 18:1--19:42 -- Good Friday - A

Illustration

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Sermon Illustrations For Good Friday (2017) -- Isaiah 52:13--53:12, Hebrews 10:16-25, John 18:1--19:42 -- Bonnie Bates, Ron Love, Mark Ellingsen, Bob Ove, Frank Ramirez, Bill Thomas -- Good Friday - A -- 2017
Isaiah 52:13--53:12
Sermon Illustrations for Good Friday (2014) -- Isaiah 52:13--53:12, Hebrews 10:16-25, John 18:1--19:42 -- Derl G. Keefer, Ron Love, Mark Ellingsen, Bob Ove -- Good Friday - A -- 2014
Isaiah 52:13--53:12
Another senseless killing... -- Isaiah 52:13--53:12 -- Derl G. Keefer -- Good Friday - A -- 2014
Another senseless killing of an innocent person happened at a school in the eastern part of the Unit
Anger is not only... -- Isaiah 52:13--53:12 -- Ron Love -- Good Friday - A -- 2014
Anger is not only destructive to one's soul, but it is equally destructive to one's physical health.
A 2006 poll... -- Isaiah 52:13--53:12 -- Mark Ellingsen -- Good Friday - A -- 2014
A 2006 poll by Baylor University revealed that 2 in 5 Americans have a distant God, one not engaged
This is probably... -- Hebrews 10:16-25 -- Bob Ove -- Good Friday - A -- 2014
This is probably a quote from Jeremiah. Don't try to hurry God. He does things in his good time.
United Methodist bishop... -- John 18:1--19:42 -- Ron Love -- Good Friday - A -- 2014
United Methodist bishop and contemporary theologian William Willimon wrote that without pride there
We are prone to... -- John 18:1--19:42 -- Mark Ellingsen -- Good Friday - A -- 2014
We are prone to ignore or take Good Friday for granted most of the time.
It was late fall... -- John 18:1--19:42 -- Derl G. Keefer -- Good Friday - A -- 2014
It was late fall and the gardening work had to be finished up.
NULL -- Isaiah 52:13--53:12, Hebrews 10:16-25, John 18:1--19:42 -- Good Friday - A -- 2011
Isaiah 52:13--53:12
NULL -- Isaiah 52:13--53:12 -- Leah Thompson -- Good Friday - A -- 2011
It is a life that begins with loss of innocence and ends with loss of innocence.
NULL -- Isaiah 52:13--53:12 -- Ron Love -- Good Friday - A -- 2011
Alfred Lord Tennyson wrote a poem honoring the heroics of the British light cavalry at the Battle of
NULL -- Hebrews 10:16-25 -- Craig Kelly -- Good Friday - A -- 2011
There has been some controversy in recent months regarding full body scanners.
NULL -- John 18:1--19:42 -- Ron Love -- Good Friday - A -- 2011
In January 2011, three Christian missionaries were murdered in India.
NULL -- John 18:1--19:42 -- Leah Thompson -- Good Friday - A -- 2011
You've seen trouble.
It is said there was... -- Isaiah 52:13--53:12 -- Good Friday - A -- 2008
It is said there was a monk, in the Middle Ages, who was noted as a preacher. The
Father Jim Carney was an... -- Isaiah 52:13--53:12 -- Good Friday - A -- 2008
Father Jim Carney was an American Jesuit priest who was assigned to a mission in
Mark recalls the many times... -- Isaiah 52:13--53:12 -- Good Friday - A -- 2008
Mark recalls the many times he drove past the local shelter. As he drove past, he thought
Anna told this story: When... -- Isaiah 52:13--53:12 -- Good Friday - A -- 2008
Anna told this story: "When the depression descended in the 1930s, I had nine children as
The US Coast Guard Craft... -- Hebrews 10:16-25 -- Good Friday - A -- 2008
The US Coast Guard Craft, Polar Star, is one of two icebreakers homeported in
She is a small-town... -- Hebrews 10:16-25 -- Good Friday - A -- 2008
She is a small-town mother who recently lost her son. She visits the young man's grave
How can we sinners know... -- Hebrews 10:16-25 -- Good Friday - A -- 2008
How can we sinners know our sins on earth forgiven?
Among the apostles, the one... -- John 18:1--19:42 -- Good Friday - A -- 2008
Among the apostles, the one absolutely stunning success was Judas, and the one
A particular church's practice was... -- John 18:1--19:42 -- Good Friday - A -- 2008
A particular church's practice was to read the gospel account of Jesus' crucifixion from
Before the season of Lent... -- John 18:1--19:42 -- Good Friday - A -- 2008
Before the season of Lent began, the worship committee decided they would hold a

Preaching

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Good Friday -- Isaiah 52:13--53:12, Hebrews 10:16-25, John 18:1--19:42 -- Carlos Wilton -- Good Friday - A -- 2010
Theme For The Day
Good Friday -- Psalm 22 -- James Evans, Stan Purdum, Carlos Wilton -- Good Friday - A -- 2006
(Occurs in all three cycles of the lectionary; see Good Friday, Cycle B; Lent 2, Cycle B; and Pro
Good Friday -- Isaiah 52:13--53:12 -- Elizabeth Achtemeier -- Good Friday - A -- 2004
For centuries, the Christian Church has regarded this fourth Servant Song in Second Isaiah as a prop
Good Friday -- Isaiah 52:13--53:12, Hebrews 10:16-25, John 18:1--19:42 -- Jerry L. Schmalenberger -- Good Friday - A -- 2001
Seasonal Theme
The Passion of Jesus leading up to Easter.
Good Friday -- Isaiah 52:13--53:12, John 18:1--19:42 -- E. Carver Mcgriff -- Good Friday - A -- 1998
COMMENTARY ON THE LESSONS

Lesson 1: Isaiah 52:13--53:12 (C, RC, E)
Good Friday -- Isaiah 52:13-53:12, Hosea 6:1-6, Hebrews 4:14-16; 5:7-9, John 18:1-19:42 -- George M. Bass -- Good Friday - A -- 1989
The church year theological clue

Sermon

SermonStudio

Suffered under (Saint) Pontius Pilate -- John 18:1--19:42 -- David O. Bales -- Good Friday - A -- 2010
Christians Sunday by Sunday announce our collective memory of Pontius Pilate: "Suffered under Pontiu
What Does Jesus Look Like? -- Isaiah 52:13--53:12 -- Tony S. Everett -- Good Friday - A -- 2010
Jenny had spent the past half hour working quietly all by herself at the art table in her Sunday sch
The Cross No One Wants To See -- John 18:1--19:42 -- Lee Griess -- Good Friday - A -- 2007
Garbage truck driver, Craig Randall, brings his work home with him sometimes.
Where The Rubber Meets The Road -- Isaiah 52:13--53:12 -- Schuyler Rhodes -- Good Friday - A -- 2007
I don't need to tell you that we belong to a portion of the Christian family called the "Protestant
A Friday We Call "Good" -- Hebrews 10:16-25 -- David O. Bales -- Good Friday - A -- 2007
After our last trip to Israel, a number in our group met to share photos and memories.
After Good Friday -- Hebrews 10:16-25 -- Richard W. Ferris -- Good Friday - A -- 2004
Obsolete. Superceded. Null and void.
The Price Of God's Glory -- John 18:1-19:42 -- Richard E. Gribble, CSC -- Good Friday - A -- 2004
Long ago, on a high mountaintop, three trees were speaking about their future dreams.
Death: A Way Of Life -- Isaiah 52:13-53:12 -- Bill Mosley -- Good Friday - A -- 2004
In 1933 Bishop Fulton J. Sheen published a little book on the seven words of Jesus from the cross.
Atonement: At--One--Ment -- Isaiah 52:13-53:12 -- Robert J. Elder -- Good Friday - A -- 2001
See, my servant shall prosper; he shall be exalted and lifted up.

Freely Sharing The Burden -- Isaiah 52:13--53:12 -- Richard E. Gribble, CSC -- Good Friday - A -- 1998
Once in a far-off land there was a great king whose dominion extended far and wide.
Where, In This Hell, Is The Holy? -- John 18:1--19:42 -- Richard L. Sheffield -- Good Friday - A -- 1998
I am convinced that few of us are really convinced that this Good Friday really leads to the first d
The Day God Forgot -- Hewbrews 10:16-25 -- Frank Luchsinger -- Good Friday - A -- 1998
Two boys are racing their bicycles.
Why Did Jesus Have TO Die? -- John 19:17-30 -- Mark Ellingsen -- Good Friday - A -- 1992
Of course, there is that wonderful, moving moment when, though wracked by pain, he saw his mother an
The Night The Devil Laughed -- Isaiah 52:13-53:12 -- Theodore F. Schneider -- Good Friday - A -- 1992
I. Darkness At Noonday
Looking At Life From The Point Of View Of Death -- John 18:1-19:42 -- Albert G. Butzer, Iii -- Good Friday - A
As part of my preparation for ministry, I participated in a program called Clinical Pastoral Educati

Stories

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Salvation In Christ -- Hebrews 4:14-16; 5:7-9 -- John Fitzgerald -- Good Friday - A -- 2017
Contents
"Salvation In Christ" by John Fitzgerald

Living The Song Of The Servant -- John 18:1--19:42, Isaiah 52:13--53:12, Hebrews 10:16-25, Psalm 22 -- Keith Wagner, C. David Mckirachan -- Good Friday - A -- 2014
Contents
"Living the Song of the Servant" by Keith Wagner
The Garden At Twilight -- John 18:1--19:42, Isaiah 52:13--53:12, Hebrews 10:16-25, Psalm 22 -- Keith Hewitt -- Good Friday - A -- 2011
Contents
"Get Your Boots On" by C. David McKirachan
Do This Remembering Me... -- John 18:1--19:42, 1 Corinthians 11:23-26, Isaiah 52:13--53:12, John 13:1-17, 31b-35 -- Bryan Meadows, Frank Ramirez, C. David Mckirachan -- Good Friday - A -- 2008
Contents
What's Up This Week

SermonStudio

The Blame Game -- John 18:1--19:42 -- David E. Leininger -- Good Friday - A -- 2007
There is something in us that likes to assess blame. We like answers. We want conclusion.
Simpson -- John 18:1-19:42 -- Gregory L. Tolle -- Good Friday - A -- 2004
Then Pilate took Jesus and had him flogged.
A Religious Dilemma -- John 18:1-19:42 -- Constance Berg -- Good Friday - A -- 2001
Maia knew she was carrying twins.
Trek Of The Cross -- John 18:1--19:42 -- Timothy J. Smith -- Good Friday - A -- 1998
It was easy to miss the small town nestled between the mountains.

Worship

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Good Friday -- John 18:1--19:42, Isaiah 52:13--53:12, Hebrews 10:16-25, Psalm 22 -- Amy C. Schifrin, Martha Shonkwiler -- Good Friday - A -- 2007
Prayer Around The Cross

Gathering
Good Friday -- Isaiah 52:13--53:12, Hebrews 10:16-25, John 18:1--19:42 -- Thom M. Shuman -- Good Friday - A -- 2007
Call To Worship
One: Here, in the midst of these people,
The Triumph Of The Lamb -- Isaiah 52:13-53:12, Hebrews 10:16-25, John 18:1-19:42 -- Frank Ramirez -- Good Friday - A -- 2004
Call To Worship (Isaiah 53: 4-5)
Good Friday -- Isaiah 52:13-53:12, Hebrews 10:16-25, Psalm 22, John 18:1-19:42 -- Beverly S. Bailey -- Good Friday - A -- 2004
Hymns
Deep Were His Wounds And Red (PH78)
Good Friday -- Isaiah 52:13--53:12 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Good Friday - A -- 2001
Theme: The Suffering Servant

Call To Worship
Good Friday -- Hebrews 10:16-25 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Good Friday - A -- 2001
Theme: Forgiveness

Call To Worship
Good Friday -- John 18:1--19:42 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Good Friday - A -- 2001
Theme: The Crucifixion Of Jesus

Call To Worship
Good Friday -- Psalm 22 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Good Friday - A -- 2001
Words Of Assurance
The Last Hours of Jesus' Life and his Burial -- John 18:1--19:42 -- Wayne H. Keller -- Good Friday - A -- 1998
Print these statements at the beginning of the order of worship: We are here to discover the meaning
Good Friday -- Isaiah 52:13--53:12, Hebrews 10:16-25, John 18:1--19:42 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Good Friday - A -- 1998
First Lesson: Isaiah 52:13--53:12
Theme: Out Of Anguish

Call To Worship
My God, Why Have You Forsaken Me? -- Psalm 22 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Good Friday - A -- 1992
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Use as an anthem.
The suffering substitute -- Isaiah 52:13-53:12, Psalm 22, Hebrews 4:14-16, 5:7-9, John 18:1-19:42 -- Paul A. Laughlin -- Good Friday - A -- 1989
Exegetical note: This Fourth Servant Song is not without its difficulties, not the least of which is
The redemptive Servant -- Isaiah 52:13-53:12 -- Heth H. Corl -- Good Friday - A -- 1986
Call to Worship
Pastor:
GOOD FRIDAY -- Psalm 22:1-18, Isaiah 52:13-53:12, Hebrews 4:14-16; 5:7-9, John 18:1-19:42 -- Norman A. Beck -- Good Friday - A -- 1986
It is not likely that the followers of Jesus had much direct information about what the Roman milita

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My God, Why Have You Forsaken Me? -- Psalm 22 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Good Friday - A -- 1992
Suggestions:
Use as an anthem.
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It can not only be hard, but in some cases not possible to say much at all on Easter morning, what with Easter Breakfast, perhaps a cantata, a children’s choir, and an Easter egg hunt swallowing up any space you might have for preaching. But this is the central message of our faith. Jesus is Risen. This changes everything.

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Acts 10:34-43

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“I have seen the Lord.” (v. 18)

Happy Easter morning boys and girls,

Today I have the best news ever to share with you. Are you ready to hear it? (children respond) First, notice I have a container (box or can) with a lid on it. Inside we will find ____________.  (for example: oreo cookies, legos etc.)

So let's see what is inside. (open lid) What do we see? Nothing. What? Aren't there supposed to be ___________ inside?? (children respond)
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“When Jesus had received the wine, he said,'it is finished,' then he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.'”

Good Friday morning (evening) children,

Today I am feeling very quiet. You know why? It is a holy day, a somber day.

How are you feeling? (children respond) We call it Good Friday. That's a strange name for a sad day isn't it? Perhaps today, the day we remember our Lord Jesus died, we might call Bad Friday or Dark Friday or Sad Friday. But no, it's Good Friday.
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“So if I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another's feet.” (v. 14)

Good morning beautiful children,

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First Lesson
Acts 10:34-43
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We have a table before us. It is a familiar table; we have gathered around it together countless times before. It features the cherished elements of bread and wine; and taken together, those elements on this table form a sacrament.

Across the many traditions within the Christian church, we call this sacrament by different names. The Roman Catholics refer to the Mass, while the Eastern Orthodox church uses the Divine Liturgy. A number of Protestant denominations call it the Eucharist, others holy communion, and still others the Lord's Supper.

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