Blog entries tagged Good Friday-Easter

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1. #JesusFinalHours: All the Tweets

March 28, 2016

Here are all 162 tweets we used in the #JesusFinalHours project: Thursday  #JesusFinalHours begins at 3 PM today and goes through Easter Sunday. Join us as we relive the greatest story ever told. Impossible to be certain about exact timing. Assigning times gives a sense of the general flow of events. #JesusFinalHours Chief resource: “The […]

2. If Jesus is Alive

March 27, 2016

“They stopped walking and looked discouraged” (Luke 24:17). It is Easter and there is no joy. Two disciples are on the road to Emmaus, a little village about seven miles from Jerusalem. One disciple is named Cleopas. We do not know the name of the other disciple. As they walk along the dusty road, they […]

3. Holy Saturday

March 26, 2016

“Descent from the Cross,” Rembrandt, 1634 “When it was evening, a rich man from Arimathea named Joseph came, who himself had also become a disciple of Jesus. He approached Pilate and asked for Jesus’ body” (Matthew 27:57-58). Here are the facts as we know them about Joseph: He was a rich man from the village of Arimathea. He […]

4. #JesusFinalHours Begins Today

March 24, 2016

Today at 3 PM CDT (GMT-5), we will begin our journey with Jesus as he walks to the cross and the empty tomb. I will be tweeting out the events of Jesus’ final days as the gospels tell the story. You can sign up by going to https://twitter.com/raypritchard.  I hope you’ll join us as we relive […]

5. #JesusFinalHours Starts One Week from Today

March 17, 2016

What would it be like to walk through the events of Good Friday and Easter Sunday? We’re going to do that this year by live tweeting the events of Jesus’ last few days. Starting at 3 PM on Thursday, March 24, we will live tweet the events of the Last Supper, Gethsemane, the betrayal, the […]

6. #JesusFinalHours

April 2, 2015

I’m going to Tweet through the final events of Jesus’ life starting on Thursday afternoon and going through Easter Sunday using the hashtag ‪#‎JesusFinalHours‬ You can follow the stream at https://twitter.com/raypritchard. We’ll follow the events in the Upper Room and Gethsemane, the betrayal and arrest, Peter’s denial, the six trials of Jesus, his suffering before […]

7. 58 Good Friday/Easter Sermons

March 28, 2015

We’ve put together a page with 58 Good Friday/Easter sermons. Feel free to use this material in any way that may be helpful to you, including sermon preparation or in Bible studies, or simply for your own blessing as we prepare our hearts for Holy Week.

8. “He Got Out!”

April 21, 2013

One little boy couldn’t wait for the end of the story.

9. Why Do You Look for the Living Among the Dead?

March 31, 2013

He is risen! He is risen indeed!

10. Why Are You Weeping?

March 30, 2013

It’s Saturday, but Sunday’s coming.

11. “Going All In” Easter Message on AFR

March 29, 2013

Earlier this week I recorded a special Easter message for American Family Radio called “Going All In.”

12. Why Have You Forsaken Me?

March 29, 2013

He was forsaken that we might never be forsaken.

13. What Shall I Do With Jesus?

March 28, 2013

Pilate gave the wrong answer to the world’s most important question.

14. Why Did You Strike Me?

March 27, 2013

This slap shows how far Jesus was willing to go for us.

15. 52 Sermons for Good Friday and Easter

February 28, 2013

Here are 52 sermons for Good Friday and Easter.

16. A Good Friday Reflection

April 6, 2012

The crowd below parted and I saw a man carrying a huge wood beam on his back. He walked slowly, and with great effort, as he struggled to keep his balance. Another man followed. He put his cross down, took out a whip and started beating his back. Bright red blood appeared on top of the lacerations he had from a previous whipping. I kept hoping he would stop because it looked so painful. But he didn’t.

17. 50 Good Friday/Easter Sermons

April 23, 2011

We have put together an online collection of 50 Good Friday/Easter sermons. Feel free to use this material in any way that may be helpful to you, including sermon preparation or in Bible studies, or simply for your own blessing as we prepare our hearts for Holy Week....

18. Download Your Free Ebook Here

April 22, 2011

We’re offering free downloads of the ebook version of In the Shadow of the Cross. The book is available in Kindle, Nook, and PDF formats. We especially welcome listeners to . . ."Chris Fabry Live” on Moody Radio."This is the Day” on Moody Radio.The Good Friday special on American Family Radio. You can download the book...

19. “The Release of Barabbas” by George Tinworth

April 20, 2011

In the 1870s a British artist named George Tinworth produced a terra cotta rendering of the moment when Pilate releases Barabbas and orders Jesus sent off to be crucified. The differences between Jesus and Barabbas are quite pronounced. Though it is hard to see it clearly in this picture, Tinworth inscribed the words “The World’s Choice...

20. Sunday Video: Christ the Lord is Risen Today

April 4, 2010

Today’s video features a stirring arrangement of “Christ the Lord is Risen Today.” If you need an infusion of joy on this Easter Sunday, sing along with the video. How can we not rejoice when our Lord has conquered the grave?…

21. Saturday Video: Were You There?

April 3, 2010

This beloved spiritual transports us back to the time of Christ’s death and burial. We are asked to relive those events as if we had been standing there watching Jesus die on the cross. This particular version is very appropriate for Holy Saturday because it ends with the verse that asks, “Were you there when they laid him in the tomb?&…

22. Friday Video: How Deep the Father’s Love For Us

April 2, 2010

Since this is Good Friday, I wanted a song that focused on the cross. Among the many newer songs, “How Deep the Father’s Love” stands out for its emphasis on the true meaning of death of Christ. You can find a ton of good theology in just these four lines: “Why should I gain from His reward/I cannot give an answer/But this I...

23. Thursday Video: O Sacred Head Now Wounded

April 1, 2010

Fernando Ortega sings this beautiful version of “O Sacred Head Now Wounded,” a hymn attributed to Bernard of Clairvaux, taken from a poem that first appeared in the 14th century. The hymn comes from an English translation (of the original Latin) made in 1830 by James Alexander, a Presbyterian minister. His translation contains many more...

24. Wednesday Video: Hallelujah! What a Savior!

March 31, 2010

Philip Bliss, beloved gospel musician and good friend of D. L. Moody, wrote this great hymn shortly before his untimely death in 1876, in a train wreck near Ashtabula, Ohio. In his last public meeting Mr. Bliss conducted a service for 800 inmates at the Michigan State Prison. Many of them wept in true repentance as he sang the verses of “Hall…

25. Tuesday Video: And Can It Be?

March 30, 2010

Today’s video features a congregation singing Charles Wesley’s famous hymn “And Can It Be.” I may be wrong in calling it famous because many Americans don’t know the hymn at all. A friend told me that it was mostly unknown in the US until after Billy Graham’s 1954 London Crusade at Harringay Arena. Cliff Barrows ...

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