The Cost of the Blessing – Good Friday Service

Below you can find the outline of our Good Friday Service – The Cost of the Blessing, along with some links to the suggested reflective music.

We desire each person reading this to know how much your Father in heaven loves you. He gave up His one and only Son so that you don’t have to live under the weight of sin. He gave His Son so that you can have true freedom.

Does Your Heart Break – The Brilliance

7 Last Words

  • “Father, forgive them for they know not what they are doing.”

Mercy//Live – Amanda Cook

  1. Cost of the Father
    1. He had to watch His spotless Son (Jesus) take on the weight of the sin of the world
    2. He let His perfect Son take our place, when He (Jesus) did nothing wrong
  • Father’s love for us overshadowed His personal pain
  1. Benefit: Grace & Mercy
    1. Are you aware of the cost that the Father paid for your sing through the death of His only Son?
    2. Do we respond to others with the same grace and mercy He showed us?
  • Do you walk in forgiveness?
  • “I tell you the truth; today you will be with Me in paradise”

How Can it Be – Lauren Daigle

  1. Cost of the Father
    1. He chose to sacrifice His ONLY Son
    2. He had to watch Him suffer tremendous pain & anguish
  • He opened His arms to the undeserving
  1. Benefit: Acceptance & Eternal Life
    1. Is there any sin in your life that would keep you from being with Jesus and the Father in paradise?
    2. Have you put your ultimate trust in Jesus to know the Father?
  • Have your responded to the Father’s love for you?
  • “Dear Woman, here is your son,” and to the disciple, “Here is your mother.”

Mary Did you Know – Pentatonix

  1. Cost of the Father
    1. He had to watch His Son let go of people that He (Jesus) loved
    2. He had to watch the Son go through the pain of separation, the same pain that the Father has experienced being separated from His Son
  • Had to watch Mary lost her God-given Son
  1. Benefit: Family, Relationship & Inheritance
    1. How does your relationship with the Father and Jesus impact your relationship with your family?
    2. Do you know what it means to be a son or daughter of God?
  • “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me.”

I Am Not Alone – Kari Jobe

  1. Cost of the Father
    1. He had to turn His face away from His Son
    2. He had to go against His own nature to turn away. It had to break His heart.
  • Father & Son are One and He was grieved
  1. Benefit: Never Abandoned
    1. What does the word forsaken mean to you?
    2. Have you taken time to consider that Jesus was abandoned by His Father so that you might not be?


  • “I am thirsty.”

Come to the River – Housefires

  1. Cost of the Father
    1. He could no longer give Jesus the substance of Life
    2. He suffered the agony of knowing Jesus needed water and had to refrain from meeting His need for us
  • Father had to focus on the outcome at His own personal cost
  1. Benefit: Living in the River
    1. Do you run to the Father when you are thirsty?
    2. How do you think the Father feels when you don’t come to Him for Living water? (He paid a high price for that water)
  • Are you actively receiving the abundance of Living water that your Father is pouring out?
  • “It is finished.”

How Deep is the Father’s Love – Kings Kalidescope

  1. Cost of the Father
    1. Allowed Death to take His Son
    2. Father was completely separated from His Son
  • He had to refrain from delivering His Son
  1. Benefit: Redemption
    1. Do you believe that God delivers you?
    2. Do you have confidence that God will finish what He began in you?
  • Do you trust God for the things you don’t see?
  • “Father, into your hand I commit my spirit.”

Unlock My Roar – Daniel Bashta

  1. Cost of the Father
    1. Let His Son descend into Hell to set the captive free
    2. He know the Son’s suffering and obedience was soon complete
  • God was pleased with the surrender of His Son
  1. Benefit: Freedom
    1. Do you believe that God can set you free?
    2. Has anything prevented you from surrendering your life into Jesus’ hands and experiencing His benefits?


Colossians 2:13b-15

He has made us alive together with Him having forgiven you all trespasses; having wiped out the handwriting of requirements that was against us, which was contrary to us; and He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross, having disarmed principalities and powers, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them in it.


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