An Online Experience with Grace Church
So he delivered him over to them to be crucified. So they took Jesus, and he went out, bearing his own cross, to the place called The Place of a Skull, which in Aramaic is called Golgotha. There they crucified him, and with him two others, one on either side, and Jesus between them Pilate also wrote an inscription and put it on the cross. It read, “Jesus of Nazareth, the King of the Jews.”
Things you’ll need to have.
- A small rock from outside and a bowl of water
- A candle and a match (or a flashlight).
- A blank piece of paper and a pen
- Bread or crackers and juice or wine for communion
Things you’ll need to do.
- Lower the lighting in your home.
- Listen to the playlist provided if you have Spotify, or turn on your own worshipful music.
- Download and print this page (or you can write out the contents on a blank piece of paper).
- Take a picture of your experience at tag us (@discovergrace on instagram, @discovergracefl on Facebook)
Station One: Confession
Grab your rock — it represents your personal sin. Spend time in confession, asking for God’s forgiveness.
Pray: Merciful God, I confess that I have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed — by what I have done, and by what I have left undone. I have not loved you with my whole heart and mind and strength. In your mercy forgive what I have been, help me amend what I am, and direct what I will be, to the glory of your holy name. Through Christ, my Lord. Amen.
Drop the rock in the bowl. As the water covers the rock and washes it clean, so does God’s grace cover your sin through Jesus Christ.
Whoever conceals their sins does not prosper, but the one who confesses and renounces them finds mercy.
Station Two: Pardon
At the end of His suffering on the cross, Jesus said “It Is Finished.” He proclaimed that the work of paying for the sin of the whole world was complete.
On the paper you downloaded, there are blanks to fill in (or you can write out the contents on a piece of paper or sticky note).
_______________________ is finished.
Write down sins or problems or a source of darkness in the world in these blanks. Choose both personal things (like a sin of pride or addiction or a circumstance like joblessness or divorce) and community things (like violence, trafficking, or injustice).
These things are finished in their ability to own us, thanks to Jesus. Say them out loud. In the end, they can hold no power over us or our eternity. Good is ahead thanks to Christ.
Thank God for this truth.
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation; that is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation.
2 Corinthians 5:17-19
Station Three: Communion
Bread of the world, in mercy broken,
Wine of the soul, in mercy shed,
By whom the words of life were spoken,
And in whose death our sins are dead:
Look on the heart by sorrow broken,
Look on the tears by sinners shed;
And be Thy feast to us the token
That by Thy grace our souls are fed.
– Reginald Heber, Bishop and Hymnist, 17th century
Christ’s sacrifice is your salvation. We remember this sacrifice and receive His grace and strength through communion. Pause to reflect on the suffering of Jesus for you, and then receive the elements.
If someone is with you, you can serve communion to each other with these words:
Bread: The body of Christ, broken for you.
Juice/Wine: The blood of Christ, shed for you.
For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.
1 Corinthians 11:26
Station Four: Intercession
Type the name of a person who is close to you but far from God, or choose a local, national or world leader.
Light a candle or a flashlight as you pray for this person. Ask God to help you carry the light to a world that needs Jesus. Spend some time praying specifically for leaders, friends, family, or coworkers who need the light of Christ.
First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.
I Timothy 2:1-14
Gigi and Grandpa
President Trump, Gov DeSantis, First Responders
The Robinson Family
Sisters Brenda, Becky. Brother in law Tim. Karson , Sue ,Denis ,Tim , Kenny and my coworkers at Swell Construction.
Mallory & Anthony
Chris & Sarah
Kelsey, Jordan, Peyton, lincoln
Brittany, Dominique, Shaira, Layne karsen
Sam & Logan
Coworkers at APH
Dave and Diana
Angela Miller and her kids
Barbara DeSanto, mom
Brother in law
Doctors & Nurses
Jessica, John, Christine
James, Mary Lou, Dwight, Governor DeSantas, President Trump, , Richard, Denise, Trey, Lauren, Siobhan, Allen, LuAnn
Xi Jin Ping
Dr. Tedros Adhanom
Nana & Pop Pop
Maddie & Louis
Leslie & Randy
Maria & Mike
Billy and Jessie
Station Five: Mission
Even in your living room, you can have a mission.
Grab your blank piece of paper.
Write your name in the center. Then write the names of people who you normally see in your everyday life all around your name. People who sit near you at work or school. Your neighbors. Your favorite barista or waiter. The friends you’ve made at the gym or through a hobby. The cashier you always go to at the store. If you don’t know their names, just write what they do.
Take 10 minutes to pray for these people, drawing a line from your name to their names. Pray for their health, their safety, and their strength. Pray for them to take steps toward Christ.
Think of ways to do good to them and take time to do at least one of them now —write a note, call or send a text of hope, email them a gift card. Begin today.
In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.