You are warmly invited to attend our Good Friday worship service this Friday, April 14 at 7 pm at Emmaus Road Reformed Church in Eden Prairie, MN (meeting at Eden Lake Elementary School 12000 Anderson Lakes Parkway, Eden Prairie).
In this service, the Scripture readings in Luke and the sermon on Psalm 22 will trace the events of the final hours of Christ’s suffering. What does it mean that Christ “suffered?”
As the Heidelberg Catechism says (Question and Answer 37) it means “that all the time He lived on earth, but especially at the end of His life, He bore, in body and soul, the wrath of God against the sin of the whole human race;1 in order that by His passion, as the only propitiatory sacrifice,2 He has redeemed our body and soul from everlasting damnation,3 and obtain for us the grace of God, righteousness, and eternal life.4”
Through the service we ponder the cost of our salvation by meditating on the depth of Christ’s suffering, his crucifixion, death, and burial. Though the Friday evening service is filled with solemnity, we know also of Sunday’s resurrection morning. Thus we may call the evening “Good.”
1 Isa 53; 1 Tim 2:6; 1 Pt 2:2-4, 3:18; 2 Rom 3:25; 1 Cor 5:7; Eph 5:2; Heb 10:14; 1 Jn 2:2, 4:10; 3 Rom 8:1-4; Gal 3:13; Col 1:13; Heb 9:12; 1 Pt 1:18-19; 4 Jn 3:16; Rom 3:24-26; 2 Cor 5:21; Heb 9:15