Friday, April 2, 2021

Good Friday of the Lord's Passion: Perfection Through Suffering (A, B, C) 40
Key Passage
When you make his life an offering for sin, he shall see his offspring, and shall prolong his days; through him the will of the Lord shall prosper. (Isaiah 53:10)
Questions
Adults: Can you say that you have grown through your experiences of physical or emotional suffering? Why or why not?
Children: How can the story of Jesus' suffering make it easier for you to face something painful or uncomfortable?
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Readings

First Reading • Suffering and Triumph of the Servant of the Lord
Isaiah 52:13—53:12 (NRSVCE | GNT | MSG | NLT | NRSVACE)
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Psalm
Psalms 31:2+6, 12-13, 15-16, 17+25 (NRSVCE | GNT | MSG | NLT | NRSVACE)
Second Reading • Jesus, Compassionate High Priest
Hebrews 4:14-16; 5:7-9 (NRSVCE | GNT | MSG | NLT | NRSVACE)
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Gospel • The Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ
John 18:1—19:42 (NRSVCE | GNT | MSG | NLT | NRSVACE)
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