Going Dark

“Now when the sixth hour had come, there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour.”

—Mark 15:33

We’re asking our church family to “go dark” on Good Friday…

It’s hard to wrap our heads around the events of Good Friday. But when we intentionally focus on the black and white words on the pages of our Bible, we begin to get a glimpse of the horror that this day was all those years ago.

We don’t want to rush by this day. We need to be intentional.

So we’re inviting our church family to “go dark.” On Good Friday. Log out of Facebook… don’t scroll through Instagram… turn off Netflix… and don’t turn on the news.

For one day this year, let’s all go dark. When you usually scroll, log in, read or watch… choose instead to be intentional about focusing on what Jesus did for you that Friday.

We’ve put together some ideas for you as our church family goes through this day. We’re choosing to avoid distraction and instead be intentional.

Here are a few ways to be intentional on Friday:

  • Print out the Timeline of Good Friday (PDF) to read about what Jesus was going through that day, and keep it where you can see it.
  • Set phone reminders for throughout the day that will remind you of the different happenings for that day (ex: 8am – Jesus carries His cross to Calvary)
  • Listen to the worship playlist we have put together (Spotify or Apple Music) that will constantly remind us of all Jesus did for us that Friday.
  • If you’ve got kids, talk with them throughout the day about what was going on with Jesus at that time. Let them see that THIS Friday isn’t just any other Friday. It’s THE Friday for us as believers.
  • Join us at 7pm for our Good Friday Communion Service.

If you’ve trusted Jesus as your Savior, Good Friday is the most gruesomely beautiful day that made it possible for your sins to be forgiven. Without that Friday, we are completely hopeless. We want to be a church family that is intentional about remembering ALL that He went through for us that day.