PREPARATION
During this station you will have the opportunity to take communion. Prepare by getting a piece of bread or cracker and pouring a small cup of, juice, wine or water if you don't have juice or wine.

PRAYER
Dear Lord Jesus Christ, I dedicate this time to you. I pray that you will meet me during this time. Open my spirit to hearing from you. My desire is to receive all that you have for me as I follow you to the cross. Amen.

SCRIPTURE: Matthew 27:57-60
As evening approached, there came a rich man from Arimathea, named Joseph, who had himself become a disciple of Jesus. Going to Pilate, he asked for Jesus' body, and Pilate ordered that it be given to him. Joseph took the body, wrapped it in a clean linen cloth, and placed it in his own new tomb that he had cut out of the rock. He rolled a big stone in front of the entrance to the tomb and went away.

REFLECTION

  • The tomb is sealed. Is it over? Is there any hope? Where are the disciples now?

  • In your own life, is there any hope? Is there anyone that is beyond hope?

  • Are you connected to Jesus? Is your life entwined with his?

SCRIPTURE
 
1 Corinthians 11:23-26
The Lord Jesus, on the night he was betrayed, took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, "This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of me." In the same way, after supper he took the cup, saying, "This cup is the new covenant in my blood; do this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance of me." For whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord's death until he comes.

1 Corinthians 10:16
Is not the cup of thanksgiving for which we give thanks a participation in the blood of Christ? And is not the bread that we break a participation in the body of Christ?

REFLECTION & COMMUNION
You have been participating in the death of Christ. Now Jesus offers you this simple meal as a concrete way of saying “I have done this for you. I have given my life for you on the cross, and now I am offering my life to you as a gift.” Whenever you take the Lord’s Supper you are saying that you accept the gift of Jesus’ new life and you offer yourself back to Him.

Take your drink and small piece of bread and participate in the crucifixion of Christ through which you are saved.

PRAYER
Express your thoughts, feelings and commitments to Jesus in prayer. If you wish, write down your final thoughts in a journal.

FINAL REFLECTION
Now that you have completed The Stations of the Cross, what will be your next step in your journey with Jesus?

Jesus said, "Father, into your hands I commit my spirit." Are you willing to trust yourself to God’s hands?

PLEASE SHARE...
how Jesus has spoken to you as you participated in these Stations of the Cross devotionals. Share what you experienced and learned and what was most meaningful to you by emailing your thoughts to us at 1730pgccoffice@gmail.com. We would like to bless our congregation by sharing (without including your name) some of the ways God has spoken to other members, like yourself.

© Phil Sommerville

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