Lent offers us the opportunity to walk alongside Jesus, from his glory revealed when he was transfigured, to his glory hidden when he was disfigured and nailed to the cross. Though the season may make us sorrowful, its purpose is to have us long for that first glimpse of life on Easter morning. As we trudge through the dead faith and decay of blind scoffing, sleepy disciples, a betraying friend, and brutal abuse, we know Jesus went through all of it for us that we might be grafted into the Vine that sprouted from the empty tomb.
The first is Footsteps to the Cross which highlights the walk of Jesus from the Mount of Transfiguration to Mount Calvary. This service reveals an intimate conversation with Jesus and his followers as he makes his way to the foot of the cross. Tenebrae picks up right where Footsteps ends, highlighting the final 7 words of Jesus on the cross. The Vine and Branches details the triumphant resurrection and new growth as Jesus conquers death and draws each of us closer to him.
The following article was taken from December 2014 newsletter for Thoughts of Faith.
This summer I received a good-hearted gift from a previous year VBS volunteer, Mrs. Yvonda Hirch, and her family. Along with a blessing card there was a pair of CDs by a band called Koiné.
You may not know that the word koiné means common, ordinary. The kind of Greek language used by the original New Testament writers is also called koiné because it was a common language of the people all over the Roman Empire at the time of Jesus.
The band Koiné defines its mission with simple yet very meaningful words: “Common Language. Common People. Extraordinary Message.” The band shares with the world “their unique take on familiar Christian hymns”
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