AN INTERACTIVE STATIONS OF THE CROSS
As we approach Easter, the centerpiece to our faith, we must consider what led to the empty tomb. Through the five parts of this experience we hope to remember the cost and renew our affections.
You will be guided by visual art, spoken word, poetry, devotional writing, and immersive audio. We recommend giving yourself 30-45 minutes to really engage this experience.
Trial and Torture
IMMERSIVE AUDIO READING OF: JOHN 18:19-24, LUKE 22:63-65, MATTHEW 27:27-31
BY HIS WOUNDS WE WERE HEALED, TAKE A MOMENT TO CONFESS YOUR SINS BEFORE THE LORD
FURTHER READING: ISAIAH 53
RELATE PHYSICALLY WITH THIS MOMENT BY LIFTING UP YOUR ARMS OVER YOUR HEAD FOR FIVE CONSECUTIVE MINUTES. FEEL THE WEIGHT OF OUR OWN BODY AGAINST GRAVITY. NOW IMAGINE THE IMMENSE WEIGHT OF THE CROSS AS IT WAS CARRIED UP GOLGOTHA. IMAGINE THE RELIEF IF SOMEONE SUPPORTED YOUR ARMS FOR THOSE MINUTES, MUCH LIKE SIMON THE CYRENE HELPING JESUS TO CARRY THE CROSS.
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.
CLING TO THE CROSS, THEN, PUT BOTH ARMS AROUND IT! HOLD TO THE CRUCIFIED, AND NEVER LET HIM GO. COME AFRESH TO THE CROSS AT THIS MOMENT, AND REST THERE NOW AND FOR EVER!
Carrying the Cross
Stripped and Nailed
SELAH - TAKE A MOMENT TO PAUSE. USE THE AUDIO TRACK PROVIDED AND PRAYERFULLY LOOK UPON THE ARTWORK ABOVE. REFLECT, PONDER, PRAISE, AND PREPARE ROOM IN YOUR HEART. THEN TAKE A MOMENT TO READ THE ARTIST'S STATEMENT BELOW.
As we look to Jesus we see the image of the invisible God, the radiance of the Father’s glory, and the exact representation of God's being. Behold, the king on the cross who covers the sins of the entire cosmos. Before time began, God established it best that His glory and kingdom would be perceived most clearly in the suffering, servanthood, and the demise of death through the victory of Christ. Therefore, if God’s passion is most clearly exhibited through the action of a sacrificial servant, how can we expect to please Him by words alone without embodying the grace that has been given so freely to us?
Death & Burial
IMMERSIVE AUDIO READING OF: MATTHEW 27:45-61
SPEND A FEW MOMENTS WRITING SPECIFIC THINGS THAT NEED TO ENTER THE GRAVE OF YOUR HEART. THESE CAN BE OBVIOUS IDOLS AND DISTRACTIONS, OR MORE SUBTLE FEELINGS OR ACTIONS.
FURTHER READING: HEBREWS 2:9
AUDIO LITURGY: "A LITURGY OF PRAISE FOR CHRIST WHO CONQUERED DEATH"
WRITE, PRAISE, PRAY, PROCLAIM YOUR LOVE FOR THE LORD WHO CONQUERED SIN AND DEATH! WE HAVE GREAT REASON TO PRAISE HIM. USE THE NEXT FEW MOMENTS TO DO THIS HOWEVER YOU LIKE.
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THANK YOU FOR BEING PART OF THIS EXPERIENCE,
WE PRAY IT HAS DRAWN YOU CLOSER TO