The Friday before Easter, the day known as “Good Friday,” is a day of powerful paradoxes. We remember Jesus’ suffering and death. We also stand in awe at God’s great love for us and the amazing story of redemption that hinges on the cross.

We invite you to enter into Good Friday by spending some time reading God’s Word and praying either alone, with your family, other individuals, or as families in your home group.

We’ve created two resources to help. Click the red bar below for a written Good Friday service. It includes powerful readings from the Bible and a guide for prayer. The second resource is a video in which Pastor Nathan reads from the Bible and leads in prayer. Both include shorter, interactive options for families with small children.

We encourage you to set aside forty minutes, gather with others, open the Bible, and use either the written or video resource as a guide to remembering Christ’s death and reflecting on our need for a savior. May God bless you as you mourn Christ’s death and may you rise rejoicing with all of creation on Easter morning. Amen!