2024 Good Friday Meditation

2024 Good Friday Meditation


The Crucifixion

Table of Contents

Week One       Mark 14:1-31            Prelude of the Passion

Week Two      Mark 14:32-72          Arrest and Trial

Week Three      Mark 14 – 16             Condemnation and Crucifixion

Week Four      Mark 15:42 – 16:20           Death and Resurrection


Lest the Cross be Emptied of its Power_Meditation Suggestion

Meditation Suggestion

Christians should not view Good Friday as a day of leisure,
but a day of devotion and worship. In the past years, we have gathered brothers
and sisters one week before Good Friday to meditate on the passion of Christ. This
has always felt too hasty to commemorate the Word Incarnate and His wondrous
work on the Calvary Cross.

This year, we hope to use one entire month to do it. We will read
through the passion account recorded in the Gospel of Mark, beginning with Chapter
14. This was the time when Jesus entered Jerusalem triumphantly “in the name of the Lord”. It is also the final
week before the Lord’s crucifixion.

We have a total of four booklets, one for each week; five
devotion passages per week, one for each day. Each devotion is divided into
four parts: scripture reading, pastoral sharing, personal reflection and
prayer. You can also find a few hymns printed at the back of the booklet.

You may set aside 30 minutes each day, meditate on the given
scripture passage, sing a hymn, write down your reflection, and end off with a
prayer of confession and dedication. I believe your relationship with the Lord
will grow deeper.

We have also dedicated four Wednesday Life Bible Study
sessions that lead up to Good Friday for you to share your learnings. This way we
can encourage and edify one another with our spiritual blessings.

Let us use this time to draw near to God to meditate on –

this great
and mighty Saviour
whose work shook the heavens and earth,

this amazing
which even the angels long to look into,

this Missionary
for whom Abraham willingly forsake his riches and Paul willingly gave up his
honoured religious position to follow,

this Word
of life
for which generations of godly saints before us did not hesitate to
guard with their lives.

May the Lord wipe off the earthly dust which has settled on
our souls, lift the fancy veil which has obscured the sight of our faith,
remove the yeast of sin which has been fermenting in our lives, and spur us on
to carry the cross once again to follow the Lord Jesus, lest the cross of
Christ be emptied of its power over us.