Friday 10th April

 

Welcome! to Self-Guided Worship from Grace Community Church in Kyle of Lochalsh (International Presbyterian Church.) “Self-Guided” means you, and any family members who are with you, will read the scriptures and form and pray the prayers. Click on the links for the hymns, both the music and words will be there. Click on the YouTube link for the sermon. This is our Good Friday service. We hope to continue to make it better each week as we worship apart from each other during this global virus crisis. Remember, CHURCH is the people.

 

Hymn: The Power Of The Cross – Keith & Kristyn Getty, Stuart Townend 

 

Scripture: Luke 23:44-49

44 It was now about the sixth hour, and there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour, 45 while the sun’s light failed. And the curtain of the temple was torn in two. 46 Then Jesus, calling out with a loud voice, said, “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit!” And having said this he breathed his last. 47 Now when the centurion saw what had taken place, the praised God, saying, “Certainly this man was innocent!” 48 And all the crowds that had assembled for this spectacle, when they saw what had taken place, returned home beating their breasts. 49 And all his acquaintances and the women who had followed him from Galilee stood at a distance watching these things.

 

Hymn: Alas And Did My Saviour Bleed, Michael Morrow 

 

SermonThe Tearing of the Temple Curtain

 

Hymn: There Is a Redeemer – Robin Mark 

 

Confession of Faith: Westminster Larger Catechism Q. 49. How did Christ humble himself in his death?

 

We confess our Faith:

A. Christ humbled himself in his death, in that having been betrayed by Judas, (m) forsaken by his disciples, (n) scorned and rejected by the world, (o) condemned by Pilate, and tormented by his persecutors; (p) having also conflicted with the terrors of death, and the powers of darkness, felt and borne the weight of God’s wrath, (q) he laid down his life an offering for sin, (r) enduring the painful, shameful, and cursed death of the cross. (s)

(Reference Scriptures after last Hymn)

 

Hymn: What Wondrous Love Is This – Fernando Ortega 

 

Scripture: Luke 23:50-56

50 Now there was a man named Joseph, from the Jewish town of Arimathea. He was a member of the council, a good and righteous man, 51 who had not consented to their decision and action; and he was looking for the kingdom of God. 52 This man went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus. 53 Then he took it down and wrapped it in a linen shroud and laid him in a tomb cut in stone, where no one had ever yet been laid. 54 It was the day of Preparation, and the Sabbath was beginning. 55 The women who had come with him from Galilee followed and saw the tomb and how his body was laid. 56 Then they returned and prepared spices and ointments. On the Sabbath they rested according to the commandment.

 

Hymn: And Can It Be – Stuart Townend 

 

Scripture References for WLC Q 40

m. Matt. 27:4. … saying, I have sinned in that I have betrayed the innocent blood. And they said, What is that to us? see thou to that.

n. Matt. 26:56. But all this was done, that the scriptures of the prophets might be fulfilled. Then all the disciples forsook him, and fled.

o. Isa. 53:2–3. For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him,

there is no beauty that we should desire him. He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.

p. Matt. 27:26–50. Then released he Barabbas unto them: and when he had scourged Jesus, he delivered him to be crucified.… John 19:34. But one of the soldiers with a spear pierced his side, and forthwith came there out blood and water. See Luke 22:63–64.

q. Luke 22:44. And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly: and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground. Matt. 27:46. And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?

that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?

r. Isa. 53:10. Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in his hand. Matt. 20:28. …

even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many. See Mark 10:45.

s. Phil. 2:8. And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. Heb. 12:2. … looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him

endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God. Gal. 3:13. Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree.