While we cannot meet together as a church family in person, that doesn’t mean the church cannot meet at all! After all, faith does begin at home! Here are some resources for you to remember Good Friday with your family.
Alliance Online Worship Service
You can gather with the Christian and Missionary Alliance family for online worship.
These unprecedented times create an opportunity to join together as the Alliance family for a national Good Friday service. President Stumbo and the Grace Church (Middleburg Heights, Ohio) leaders and worship team (which has led many of our Alliance Councils) are sharing together to bring into our homes worship, the preaching of the Word, and sharing together in the Lord’s Table.https://www.cmalliance.org/news/2020/04/01/holy-week-services-youre-invited/
Join the service live at 4:00 p.m. ET; 6:00 p.m. ET; 8:00 p.m. ET; 10:00 p.m. ET at live.gracecma.org or on The Alliance Facebook Page.
Watch “The Jesus Film”
The Jesus Film project is used by thousands of missionaries and organizations around the globe as a way to communicate the story of Jesus. Based on the Gospel of Luke, it helps to visualize the life, death and resurrection of the Savior. You can watch the entire movie or the suggested clips below.
1803 Additional Languages Available (see “Language List”)!
Clips: The Last Supper, Upper Room Teaching, Jesus is Betrayed and Arrested, Peter Disowns Jesus, Jesus is Mocked and Questioned, Jesus is Brought to Pilate, Jesus is Brought to Herod, Jesus is Sentenced, Jesus Carries His Cross, Jesus Is Crucified, Solders Gamble for Jesus’s Clothes, Sign on the Cross, Crucified Convicts, Death of Jesus, Burial of Jesus.
(Resurrection: Angels at the Tomb, The Tomb Is Empty, Resurrected Jesus Appears, Great Commission and Ascension)
For Families with Preschool and Elementary Children
Help your children understand why Jesus died, and what that means for them for them personally with this interactive Good Friday lesson guide. While originally designed for a group environment, it can be scaled and adapted for your family’s use.
Thanks to Ministry Spark for the guide.
Communion At Home
Take some bread or crackers, some juice or wine and take communion with your family. You can even Facetime, Zoom chat, or Skype call with others (a great option for those who live alone!) Here are some helpful tips:
- Begin with prayer.
- Discuss and reflect on the meaning of the death of Jesus (the price that was paid, the love that Jesus showed, the cost of our sin, the death of God’s Son are a few examples).
- Read Matthew 26: 26 and pray, giving thanks for the bread that represents his broken body on our behalf. Eat the bread together.
- Read Matthew 26: 27-28 and pray, giving thanks for the cup that represents the blood of Jesus that was shed for our sins. Drink the cup together.
- Sing or listen to a worship song. “In Christ Alone”, “How Deep The Father’s Love For Us”, O Praise The Name (Anastasis) are some examples. You can watch a Youtube Lyrics video; some are linked below (if using group chat software, you should be able to share your screen or ask everyone to sync up their viewing and watch together).
- Close in prayer.