Last night our Argyle campus gathered for a special Good Friday service. We broke bread as a family, worshipped, and quietly walked through the journey of the cross. We have provided a few photos from last night, as well as several verses for reflection. Please take a moment to reflect on the evening and ready your heart for this Easter Sunday.
Big thanks to our Argyle team (and our tireless volunteers) for making this service possible. It was a beautiful night for our church.
Then they offered him wine mixed with myrrh, but he did not take it. And they crucified him. Dividing up his clothes, they cast lots to see what each would get. It was nine in the morning when they crucified him. The written notice of the charge against him read: the king of the jews. They crucified two rebels with him, one on his right and one on his left. Those who passed by hurled insults at him, shaking their heads and saying, “So! You who are going to destroy the temple and build it in three days, come down from the cross and save yourself!” In the same way the chief priests and the teachers of the law mocked him among themselves. “He saved others,” they said, “but he can’t save himself! Let this Messiah, this king of Israel, come down now from the cross, that we may see and believe.” Those crucified with him also heaped insults on him.
When Pilate saw that he was getting nowhere, but that instead an uproar was starting, he took water and washed his hands in front of the crowd. “I am innocent of this man’s blood,” he said. “It is your responsibility!”
Near the cross of Jesus stood his mother, his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. When Jesus saw his mother there, and the disciple whom he loved standing nearby, he said to her, “Woman, here is your son,” and to the disciple,“Here is your mother.” From that time on, this disciple took her into his home.
At noon, darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon. And at three in the afternoon Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?” (which means “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”). When some of those standing near heard this, they said, “Listen, he’s calling Elijah.” Someone ran, filled a sponge with wine vinegar, put it on a staff, and offered it to Jesus to drink. “Now leave him alone. Let’s see if Elijah comes to take him down,” he said. With a loud cry, Jesus breathed his last. The curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. And when the centurion, who stood there in front of Jesus, saw how he died, he said, “Surely this man was the Son of God!”
ANYthing is possible this easter!
Don't forget to come out this weekend and to bring some friends and family. We have services Saturday and Sunday all over North Texas.
Saturday: 4 PM & 6 PM
Sunday: 8 AM, 9:30 AM, & 11:15 AM
EAGLE MOUNTAIN LAKE CAMPUS
Saturday: 5 PM & 7 PM
Saturday: 7 PM
Sunday: 8:30 AM, 10 AM, & 11:30 AM
Sunday: 9 AM & 11 AM