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Good Friday — Cycle A

Sermons for Good Friday
SermonStudio (16 items)
It Is Finished from THE POWER OF DARKNESS
Sermon on John 19:17-30 by DURWOOD L. BUCHHEIM
How Was Jesus' Death Different? from CROSS PURPOSES
Sermon on John 19:17-18 by John R. Brokhoff
Wounded Healers from Sermons On The First Readings
Sermon on Isaiah 52:13--53:12 by Charles D. Reeb
The King Who Came To Die from THE GREATEST WONDER OF ALL
Sermon on John 19:l6b-22 by JOHN M. BRAATEN
The S & L That Didn't Fail! from A 'NEW AND IMPROVED' JESUS?
Sermon on Isaiah 52:13-53:1-12 by BARBARA BROKHOFF
Pilate Pops The Question from Sermons On The Gospel Readings
Sermon on John 18:1--19:42 by Frank G. Honeycutt
In A Land Of Faithfulness from Sermons On The Second Readings
Sermon on Hebrews 10:16-25 by Dallas A. Brauninger
Deformed, Disfigured, And Despised: A Marred But Magnificent Messiah from Deformed, Disfigured, And Despised
Sermon on Isaiah 52:13--53:12 by Carlyle Fielding Stewart III
The Cross: A Symbol Of Absolutes from Living Vertically
Sermon on John 18:1--19:42 by John N. Brittain
Peeking Over The Fence from Hope For The Weary Heart
Sermon on Hebrews 10:16-25 by Henry F. Woodruff
That's Why We Call It Good from Sermons on the First Readings
on Isaiah 52:13--53:12 by David J. Kalas
A Bloody Sacrifice from Sermons on the Second Readings
on Hebrews 10:16-25 by Steven E. Albertin
You Are Here from Sermons on the Gospel Readings
on John 18:1--19:42 by Frank Ramirez
A Frightening Friday from Sermons on the Gospel Readings
on John 18:1--19:42 by Donald Charles Lacy
Sharing God's Love from Sermons on the Second Readings
on Hebrews 10:16-25 by Richard Gribble, CSC
Priceless from Sermons on the First Readings
on Isaiah 52:13--53:12 by Frank Ramirez


StoryShare (3 items)
Never FinishedStories on John 18:1--19:42 Isaiah 52:13--53:12 Hebrews 10:16-25 Psalm 22 by Frank Ramirez
The ClearingStories on John 18:1--19:42 Isaiah 52:13--53:12 Hebrews 10:16-25 Psalm 22 by Keith Hewitt Frank Ramirez
Betrayal in the Third GradeStories on Isaiah 52:13--53:12 Hebrews 10:16-25 John 18:1--19:42 Psalm 22:1-15 by Rick McCracken-Bennett John E. Sumwalt


Children's material for Good Friday
CSSPlus (13 items)
Let's get together — Children's Sermon on Hebrews 10:16-25
The kingdom of love — Children's Sermon on John 18:1-19:42
We can get in — Children's Sermon on Hebrews 10:16-25
Completed, at last — Children's Sermon on John 18:1-19:42
The source — Children's Sermon on Hebrews 4:14-16; 5:7-9
God's math — Children's Sermon on John 18:1-19:42
Provoking others — Children's Sermon on Hebrews 10:16-25
Jesus' hangout — Children's Sermon on John 18:1--19:42
Jesus' hangout — Children's Activity on John 18:1--19:42
Memory — on Hebrews 10:16-25
What is truth? — on John 18:1--19:42
What is truth? — Children's Activity on John 18:1--19:42
Who Has the Power? — on John 18:1--19:42

SermonStudio (7 items)
The Shepherd Cares For His Sheep from ... Let the Children Come
Children's Sermon on Isaiah 40:11 Isaiah 53:6 Luke 15:6 Psalm 100:3 by Robert B. Lantz
The Lantern from Speaking With Signs
Children's Sermon on John 18:3 by Wesley T. Runk
The Rope from Speaking With Signs
Children's Sermon on John 18:12-13 by Wesley T. Runk
The Dice And The Robe from Speaking With Signs
Children's Sermon on John 19:23-24 by Wesley T. Runk
The Spear from Speaking With Signs
Children's Sermon on John 19:31-35 by Wesley T. Runk
Christ The King from The Giant Book Of Children's Sermons
Children's Sermon on John 18:33-37 by Wesley T. Runk
The Spear from The Giant Book Of Children's Sermons
Children's Sermon on John 19:31-35 by Wesley T. Runk

Gospel Grams (2 items)
Commentary and Exegetical material for Good Friday
Emphasis (9 items)
GOOD Friday? Commentary on Isaiah 52:13-53:12 Hebrews 4:14-16; 5:7-10 John 18, 19
The Broken Heart Commentary on Hosea 6:1-6 Hebrews 4:14-16, 5:7-9 John 19:17-30
Triumphant suffering Commentary on Isaiah 52:13-53:12 Hebrews 4:14-16; 5:7-9 John 18:1-19:42
Scripture and history fulfilled Commentary on Isaiah 52:13-53:12 Hebrews 10:16-25 John 18:1-19:42
Lamb of God Commentary on Isaiah 52:13-53:12 Hebrews 10:16-25 John 18:1-19:42
The Passion according to John Commentary on Isaiah 52:13-53:12 Hebrews 4:14-16, 5:7-9 John 18:1-19:42
The people nearby Commentary on Isaiah 52:13--53:12 Hebrews 10:16-25 John 18:1--19:42 Psalm 22
Why did Jesus have to die? Commentary on Isaiah 52:13--53:12 Hebrews 10:16-25 John 18:1--19:42 Psalm 22
Reclaiming hope in sorrow Commentary on Isaiah 52:13--53:12 Hebrews 10:16-25 John 18:1--19:42


SermonStudio (6 items)
Good Friday from Lectionary Preaching Workbook
Exegesis on Luke 23:1-49 by George M. Bass
Good Friday from Preaching and Reading the Old Testament Lessons:
Exegesis on Isaiah 52:13--53:12 by Elizabeth Achtemeier
Good Friday from Lectionary Preaching Workbook
Exegesis on Isaiah 52:13--53:12 Hebrews 10:16-25 John 18:1--19:42 by Jerry L. Schmalenberger
Good Friday from Lectionary Preaching Workbook
on Isaiah 52:13--53:12 Hebrews 10:16-25 John 18:1--19:42 by Carlos Wilton
Good Friday from Hear My Voice
Lectionary on Psalm 22 by James Evans Stan Purdum
Good Friday from Lectionary Preaching Workbook
Exegesis on Isaiah 52:13--53:12 Hebrews 10:16-25 John 18:1--19:42 by E. Carver McGriff


Illustrations and Stories for Good Friday
Emphasis (103 items)
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How proud we are that... Illustration on Hosea 6:1-6
In the movie, Rainman... Illustration on Hosea 6:1-6
On the eve of Yom... Illustration on Hosea 6:1-6
The prophet Hosea reminds us... Illustration on Hosea 6:1-6
Nobody loves me, everybody hates... Illustration on Hebrews 4:14-16; 5:7-9
Back in the 1940s Eugene... Illustration on Hebrews 4:14-16; 5:7-9
That Jesus intimately shares in... Illustration on Hebrews 4:14-16; 5:7-9
In the 1920s, the London... Illustration on Hebrews 4:14-16; 5:7-9
Novelist Fred Buechner mentions going... Illustration on Hebrews 10:1-25
In his book, Wherefore... Illustration on Hebrews 10:1-25
The novel Shoeless Joe... Illustration on Hebrews 10:1-25
The end is the beginning... Illustration on John 18:1-19:42
April 17, 1961, was the... Illustration on John 18:1-40; 19:1-37
How could they do such... Illustration on John 18:1-19:44
Appearance means so much to... Illustration on Isaiah 52:13-53:12
I suspect that many of... Illustration on Isaiah 52:13-53:12
In The Ragman, the... Illustration on Isaiah 52:13-53:12
Martin Luther was a person... Illustration on Hebrews 10:1-25
Preaching on Good Friday is... Illustration on John 18:1-19:42
Sometimes when we read short... Illustration on John 18:1-19:42
In the Swiss Alps there... Illustration on John 18:1-19:42
Woman, behold thy son ... and... Illustration on John 18:1-19:42
There is a spirit which... Illustration on Isaiah 52:13-53:12
Maybe if I could see... Illustration on Isaiah 52:13-53:12
After World War I, 900... Illustration on Isaiah 52:13-53:12
There is, in music, a... Illustration on Isaiah 52:13-53:12
Even weekend gardeners appreciate the... Illustration on Hosea 6:1-6
For more than a year... Illustration on Hosea 6:1-6
The greatest concentration of knowledge... Illustration on Hosea 6:1-6
You have only to watch... Illustration on Hosea 6:1-6
George Nicholson writes in his... Illustration on Hebrews 4:14-16; 5:7-9
It is indeed a triumphant... Illustration on Hebrews 4:14-16; 5:7-9
When a French army officer... Illustration on Hebrews 4:14-16; 5:7-9
The Only Helpbr... Illustration on Hebrews 4:14-16; 5:7-9
This scripture directly challenges the... Illustration on Hebrews 10:1-25
Since we have a great... Illustration on Hebrews 10:1-25
God's election and protection are... Illustration on Hebrews 10:1-25
A story I read in... Illustration on Hosea 6:1-6
A male German shepherd gave... Illustration on Hosea 6:1-6
Verse six is an important... Illustration on Hosea 6:1-6
Rare indeed is the true... Illustration on Hebrews 4:14-16; 5:7-9
Perhaps one of the best... Illustration on Hebrews 4:14-16; 5:7-9
In the opening verse of... Illustration on Hebrews 4:14-16; 5:7-9
The high priest was the... Illustration on Hebrews 4:14-16; 5:7-9
The Christmas Eve candlelight and... Illustration on John 18:1-19:42
On February 11, 1935, an... Illustration on John 18:1-19:42
Charlie stood on the corner... Illustration on John 18:1
The classic question for today... Illustration on John 18:1; 19:42
To a first-century Hebrew... Illustration on Isaiah 52:13-53:12
Rummage sales can be fun... Illustration on Isaiah 52:13-53:12
The mother, a widow in... Illustration on Isaiah 52:13-53:12
For I desire steadfast love... Illustration on Hosea 6:1-6
A couple of years ago... Illustration on John 18:1-19:42
Shad Hernandez, 23, a Navy... Illustration on John 18:1-19:42
For the past few years... Illustration on John 18:1-19:42
Every successful church needs a... Illustration on Hebrews 10:16-25
Our congregation was talking about... Illustration on Hebrews 10:16-25
In the video series I... Illustration on Hebrews 10:16-25
In the late eighteenth century... Illustration on Hebrews 10:16-25
O Henry's masterful tale, I... Illustration on John 18:1-19:42
A young high school junior... Illustration on Hebrews 10:1-25
One late afternoon in Florence... Illustration on John 18:1-19:42
When I lift my heart... Illustration on John 18:1-19:42
Death, thou wast once an... Illustration on John 18:1-19:42
Have you ever traveled on... Illustration on John 18:1-19:42
The post office was trying... Illustration on Hebrews 4:14-16; 5:7-9
Before the invention of steam... Illustration on Hebrews 4:14-16; 5:7-9
Have you ever had someone... Illustration on Hebrews 4:14-16; 5:7-9
Leo Tolstoi, the Russian novelist... Illustration on Hebrews 4:4-16; 5:7-9
Wes was an 86-year... Illustration on Hebrews 10:1-25
Don't you talk to me... Illustration on Isaiah 52:13-53:12
Church conventions can be some... Illustration on Isaiah 52:13-53:12
The imago dei of the... Illustration on Isaiah 52:13-53:12
Katherine looked around the room... Illustration on Isaiah 52:13-53:12
Jamie was a pastor's nightmare... Illustration on Hebrews 10:16-25
The author of Hebrews valued... Illustration on Hebrews 10:16-25
Clay Allison fought for the... Illustration on Hebrews 10:16-25
Our lesson encourages us to... Illustration on Hebrews 10:16-25
In 1996 Shannon Lucid set... Illustration on John 18:1-19:42
A girl of sixteen, the... Illustration on John 18:1-19:42
A group of soldiers were... Illustration on John 18:1-19:42
She was one of those... Illustration on John 18:1-19:42
Dorothee Soelle has remarked that... Illustration on Isaiah 52:13--53:12
Helen Keller is credited with... Illustration on Isaiah 52:13--53:12
Jim Caviezel describes his part... Illustration on Isaiah 52:13--53:12
Some wonder where and when... Illustration on Isaiah 52:13--53:12
The early nineteenth-century landscape... Illustration on Hebrews 10:16-25
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Hugh... Illustration on Hebrews 10:16-25
One day, the great German... Illustration on Hebrews 10:16-25
We cannot escape the power... Illustration on Hebrews 10:16-25
It can be hard for... Illustration on John 18:1--19:42
When Michelle began her first... Illustration on John 18:1--19:42
A pastor tells of a... Illustration on John 18:1--19:42
While crawling into bed one... Illustration on John 18:1--19:42
Isaiah 52:13--53:12br... Illustration on Isaiah 52:13--53:12 Hebrews 10:16-25 John 18:1--19:42
on Isaiah 52:13--53:12 Hebrews 10:16-25 John 18:1--19:42
on Isaiah 52:13--53:12
on Isaiah 52:13--53:12
on Hebrews 10:16-25
on Hebrews 10:16-25
on John 18:1--19:42
on John 18:1--19:42


SermonStudio (5 items)
Famous Last Words
Story on John 18:1--19:42 by Timothy F. Merrill
Is It Possible To Forgive After Murder?
Story on Luke 23:32-49 by John E. Sumwalt
A Prayer For Good Friday
Story on John 18:1--19:42 by Constance Berg
The Judas Gene
Story on John 18:1--19:42 by David E. Leininger
The Ragman
on Isaiah 52:13--53:12 by Gregory L. Tolle


StoryShare (3 items)
Never FinishedStories on John 18:1--19:42 Isaiah 52:13--53:12 Hebrews 10:16-25 Psalm 22 by Frank Ramirez
The ClearingStories on John 18:1--19:42 Isaiah 52:13--53:12 Hebrews 10:16-25 Psalm 22 by Keith Hewitt Frank Ramirez
Betrayal in the Third GradeStories on Isaiah 52:13--53:12 Hebrews 10:16-25 John 18:1--19:42 Psalm 22:1-15 by Rick McCracken-Bennett John E. Sumwalt


Worship and Drama for Good Friday
SermonStudio (14 items)
The Triumph Of The Lamb
Worship on Isaiah 52:13-53:12 Hebrews 10:16-25 John 18:1-19:42 by Frank Ramirez
Good Friday
Worship on Isaiah 52:13-53:12 Hebrews 10:16-25 Psalm 22 John 18:1-19:42 by Beverly S. Bailey
The redemptive Servant
Worship on Isaiah 52:13-53:12 by Heth H. Corl
The suffering substitute
Worship on Isaiah 52:13-53:12 Psalm 22 Hebrews 4:14-16, 5:7-9 John 18:1-19:42 by PAUL A. LAUGHLIN
GOOD FRIDAY
Worship on Psalm 22:1-18 Isaiah 52:13-53:12 Hebrews 4:14-16; 5:7-9 John 18:1-19:42 by Norman A. Beck
My God, Why Have You Forsaken Me?
Worship on Psalm 22 by DALLAS A. BRAUNINGER
The Last Hours of Jesus' Life and his Burial
Worship on John 18:1--19:42 by Wayne H. Keller
Good Friday
Worship on Isaiah 52:13--53:12 Hebrews 10:16-25 John 18:1--19:42 by Dallas A. Brauninger
Good Friday
Lectionary on Isaiah 52:13--53:12 by H. Burnham Kirkland
Good Friday
Lectionary on Hebrews 10:16-25 by H. Burnham Kirkland
Good Friday
Lectionary on John 18:1--19:42 by H. Burnham Kirkland
Good Friday
Lectionary on Psalm 22 by H. Burnham Kirkland
Good Friday
Lectionary on John 18:1--19:42 Isaiah 52:13--53:12 Hebrews 10:16-25 Psalm 22 by Amy C. Schifrin Liturgical Art by Martha Shonkwiler
Good Friday
Worship on Isaiah 52:13--53:12 Hebrews 10:16-25 John 18:1--19:42 by Thom M. Shuman


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