Special Services April 6, 2023 Grace Baptist in Hamtramck CCLI #3052286 Maundy Thursday 2023
1. Prayer 2. Luke 22:1-23 3. Song: Mighty To Save 4. John 13:1-17 5. Prayer 6. Song: Christ Our Hope In Life and Death 7. Luke 22:24-38 8. Song: Mercy Tree 9. Luke 22:39-23:56 10. Responsive Reading 11. Lord’s Supper 12. Song: God In Flesh and Blood
2. SCRIPTURE: Luke 22:1-23 22 Now the Festival of Unleavened Bread, called the Passover, was approaching,2 and the chief priests and the teachers of the law were looking for some way to get rid of Jesus, for they were afraid of the people.3 Then Satan entered Judas, called Iscariot, one of the Twelve.4 And Judas went to the chief priests and the officers of the temple guard and discussed with them how he might betray Jesus.5 They were delighted and agreed to give him money.6 He consented, and watched for an opportunity to hand Jesus over to them when no crowd was present.
7 Then came the day of Unleavened Bread on which the Passover lamb had to be sacrificed.8 Jesus sent Peter and John, saying, “Go and make preparations for us to eat the Passover.”9 “Where do you want us to prepare for it?” they asked.10 He replied, “As you enter the city, a man carrying a jar of water will meet you. Follow him to the house that he enters,11 and say to the owner of the house, ‘The Teacher asks: Where is the guest room, where I may eat the Passover with my disciples?’12 He will show you a large room upstairs, all furnished. Make preparations there.”13 They left and found things just as Jesus had told them. So they prepared the Passover.14 When the hour came, Jesus and his apostles reclined at the table.15 And he said to them, “I have eagerly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer.16 For I tell you, I will not eat it again until it finds fulfillment in the kingdom of God.”17 After taking the cup, he gave thanks and said, “Take this and divide it among you.18 For I tell you I will not drink again from the fruit of the vine until the kingdom of God comes.”19 And he took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me.”20 In the same way, after the supper he took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you.[a]21 But the hand of him who is going to betray me is with mine on the table.22 The Son of Man will go as it has been decreed. But woe to that man who betrays him!”23 They began to question among themselves which of them it might be who would do this.
3. SONG: Mighty To Save by Ben Fielding and Reuben Morgan Verse 1, Chorus 1, Verse 2, Chorus 1,
Verse 1 Everyone needs compassion Love that's never failing Let mercy fall on me Everyone needs forgiveness The kindness of a Savior The hope of nations
Chorus 1 Savior, He can move the mountains My God is mighty to save He is mighty to save, Forever Author of salvation He rose and conquered the grave Jesus conquered the grave
Verse 2 So take me as You find me All my fears and failures Fill my life again I give my life to follow Everything I believe in Now I surrender
Chorus 2 Savior, He can move the mountains My God is mighty to save He is mighty to save, Forever Author of salvation He rose and conquered the grave Jesus conquered the grave (repeat)
4. SCRIPTURE: John 13:1-17 13 It was just before the Passover Festival. Jesus knew that the hour had come for him to leave this world and go to the Father. Having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end.2 The evening meal was in progress, and the devil had already prompted Judas, the son of Simon Iscariot, to betray Jesus.3 Jesus knew that the Father had put all things under his power, and that he had come from God and was returning to God;4 so he got up from the meal, took off his outer clothing, and wrapped a towel around his waist.5 After that, he poured water into a basin and began to wash his disciples’ feet, drying them with the towel that was wrapped around him.6 He came to Simon Peter, who said to him, “Lord, are you going to wash my feet?”7 Jesus replied, “You do not realize now what I am doing, but later you will understand.”8 “No,” said Peter, “you shall never wash my feet.”Jesus answered, “Unless I wash you, you have no part with me.”9 “Then, Lord,” Simon Peter replied, “not just my feet but my hands and my head as well!”10 Jesus answered, “Those who have had a bath need only to wash their feet; their whole body is clean. And you are clean, though not every one of you.”11 For he knew who was going to betray him, and that was why he said not every one was clean.12 When he had finished washing their feet, he put on his clothes and returned to his place. “Do you understand what I have done for you?” he asked them.13 “You call me ‘Teacher’ and ‘Lord,’ and rightly so, for that is what I am.14 Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet.15 I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you.16 Very truly I tell you, no servant is greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him.17 Now that you know these things, you will be blessed if you do them.
6. SONG: Christ Our Hope In Life And Death Keith Getty Matt Boswell | Jordan Kauflin | Matthew Merker | Matt Papa (based on the recording by Keith & Kristyn Getty)
Verse 1 What is our hope in life and death Christ alone Christ alone What is our only confidence That our souls to Him belong Who holds our days within His hand What comes apart from His command And what will keep us to the end The love of Christ in which we stand
Chorus 1 O sing hallelujah Our hope springs eternal O sing hallelujah Now and ever we confess Christ our hope in life and death
Verse 2 What truth can calm the troubled soul God is good God is good Where is His grace and goodness known In our great Redeemer's blood Who holds our faith when fears arise Who stands above the stormy trial Who sends the waves that bring us nigh Unto the shore the rock of Christ
Chorus 1 O sing hallelujah Our hope springs eternal O sing hallelujah Now and ever we confess Christ our hope in life and death
Verse 3 Unto the grave what will we sing Christ He lives Christ He lives And what reward will heaven bring Everlasting life with Him There we will rise to meet the Lord Then sin and death will be destroyed And we will feast in endless joy When Christ is ours forevermore
Chorus 1 O sing hallelujah Our hope springs eternal O sing hallelujah Now and ever we confess Christ our hope in life and death (repeat)
Now and ever we confess Christ our hope in life and death
7. SCRIPTURE: Luke 22:24-38 24 A dispute also arose among them as to which of them was considered to be greatest.25 Jesus said to them, “The kings of the Gentiles lord it over them; and those who exercise authority over them call themselves Benefactors.26 But you are not to be like that. Instead, the greatest among you should be like the youngest, and the one who rules like the one who serves.27 For who is greater, the one who is at the table or the one who serves? Is it not the one who is at the table? But I am among you as one who serves.28 You are those who have stood by me in my trials.29 And I confer on you a kingdom, just as my Father conferred one on me,30 so that you may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom and sit on thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.31 “Simon, Simon, Satan has asked to sift all of you as wheat.32 But I have prayed for you, Simon, that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned back, strengthen your brothers.”33 But he replied, “Lord, I am ready to go with you to prison and to death.”34 Jesus answered, “I tell you, Peter, before the rooster crows today, you will deny three times that you know me.”35 Then Jesus asked them, “When I sent you without purse, bag or sandals, did you lack anything?”“Nothing,” they answered.36 He said to them, “But now if you have a purse, take it, and also a bag; and if you don’t have a sword, sell your cloak and buy one.37 It is written: ‘And he was numbered with the transgressors’[a]; and I tell you that this must be fulfilled in me. Yes, what is written about me is reaching its fulfillment.”38 The disciples said, “See, Lord, here are two swords.”“That’s enough!” he replied.
8. SONG: Mercy Tree Krissy Nordhoff; Michael Neale
Verse 1 On a hill called Calvary Stands an endless mercy tree Ev'ry broken weary soul Find your rest and be made whole Stripes of blood that stain its frame Shed to wash away our shame From the scars pure love released Salvation by the mercy tree
Verse 2 In the sky between two thieves Hung the blameless Prince of Peace Bruised and battered scarred and scorned Sacred head pierced by our thorns It is finished was His cry The perfect Lamb was crucified His sacrifice our victory Our Savior chose the mercy tree
Verse 3 Hope went dark that violent day The whole earth quaked at Love's display Three days silent in the ground This body born for Heaven's crown On that bright and glorious day When Heaven opened up the grave He's alive and risen indeed Oh praise Him for the mercy tree
Chorus 1 Death has died love has won Hallelujah hallelujah Jesus Christ has overcome He has risen from the dead
Verse 4 One day soon we'll see His face Ev'ry tear He'll wipe away No more pain or suffering Praise Him for the mercy tree
Chorus 2 Death has died love has won Hallelujah hallelujah Jesus Christ has overcome He has risen from the dead (repeat)
Ending On a hill called Calvary Stands an endless mercy tree
9. SCRIPTURE: Luke 22:39 - 23:56 39 Jesus went out as usual to the Mount of Olives, and his disciples followed him.40 On reaching the place, he said to them, “Pray that you will not fall into temptation.”41 He withdrew about a stone’s throw beyond them, knelt down and prayed,42 “Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done.”43 An angel from heaven appeared to him and strengthened him.44 And being in anguish, he prayed more earnestly, and his sweat was like drops of blood falling to the ground.[a]45 When he rose from prayer and went back to the disciples, he found them asleep, exhausted from sorrow.46 “Why are you sleeping?” he asked them. “Get up and pray so that you will not fall into temptation.”
47 While he was still speaking a crowd came up, and the man who was called Judas, one of the Twelve, was leading them. He approached Jesus to kiss him,48 but Jesus asked him, “Judas, are you betraying the Son of Man with a kiss?”49 When Jesus’ followers saw what was going to happen, they said, “Lord, should we strike with our swords?”50 And one of them struck the servant of the high priest, cutting off his right ear.51 But Jesus answered, “No more of this!” And he touched the man’s ear and healed him.52 Then Jesus said to the chief priests, the officers of the temple guard, and the elders, who had come for him, “Am I leading a rebellion, that you have come with swords and clubs?53 Every day I was with you in the temple courts, and you did not lay a hand on me. But this is your hour—when darkness reigns.”
54 Then seizing him, they led him away and took him into the house of the high priest. Peter followed at a distance.55 And when some there had kindled a fire in the middle of the courtyard and had sat down together, Peter sat down with them.56 A servant girl saw him seated there in the firelight. She looked closely at him and said, “This man was with him.”57 But he denied it. “Woman, I don’t know him,” he said.58 A little later someone else saw him and said, “You also are one of them.”“Man, I am not!” Peter replied.59 About an hour later another asserted, “Certainly this fellow was with him, for he is a Galilean.”60 Peter replied, “Man, I don’t know what you’re talking about!” Just as he was speaking, the rooster crowed.61 The Lord turned and looked straight at Peter. Then Peter remembered the word the Lord had spoken to him: “Before the rooster crows today, you will disown me three times.”62 And he went outside and wept bitterly.
63 The men who were guarding Jesus began mocking and beating him.64 They blindfolded him and demanded, “Prophesy! Who hit you?”65 And they said many other insulting things to him.Jesus Before
66 At daybreak the council of the elders of the people, both the chief priests and the teachers of the law, met together, and Jesus was led before them.67 “If you are the Messiah,” they said, “tell us.”Jesus answered, “If I tell you, you will not believe me,68 and if I asked you, you would not answer.69 But from now on, the Son of Man will be seated at the right hand of the mighty God.”70 They all asked, “Are you then the Son of God?”He replied, “You say that I am.”71 Then they said, “Why do we need any more testimony? We have heard it from his own lips.”
23 Then the whole assembly rose and led him off to Pilate.2 And they began to accuse him, saying, “We have found this man subverting our nation. He opposes payment of taxes to Caesar and claims to be Messiah, a king.”3 So Pilate asked Jesus, “Are you the king of the Jews?”“You have said so,” Jesus replied.4 Then Pilate announced to the chief priests and the crowd, “I find no basis for a charge against this man.”5 But they insisted, “He stirs up the people all over Judea by his teaching. He started in Galilee and has come all the way here.”6 On hearing this, Pilate asked if the man was a Galilean.7 When he learned that Jesus was under Herod’s jurisdiction, he sent him to Herod, who was also in Jerusalem at that time.8 When Herod saw Jesus, he was greatly pleased, because for a long time he had been wanting to see him. From what he had heard about him, he hoped to see him perform a sign of some sort.9 He plied him with many questions, but Jesus gave him no answer.10 The chief priests and the teachers of the law were standing there, vehemently accusing him.11 Then Herod and his soldiers ridiculed and mocked him. Dressing him in an elegant robe, they sent him back to Pilate.12 That day Herod and Pilate became friends—before this they had been enemies.13 Pilate called together the chief priests, the rulers and the people,14 and said to them, “You brought me this man as one who was inciting the people to rebellion. I have examined him in your presence and have found no basis for your charges against him.15 Neither has Herod, for he sent him back to us; as you can see, he has done nothing to deserve death.16 Therefore, I will punish him and then release him.” [b]18 But the whole crowd shouted, “Away with this man! Release Barabbas to us!”19 (Barabbas had been thrown into prison for an insurrection in the city, and for murder.)20 Wanting to release Jesus, Pilate appealed to them again.21 But they kept shouting, “Crucify him! Crucify him!”22 For the third time he spoke to them: “Why? What crime has this man committed? I have found in him no grounds for the death penalty. Therefore I will have him punished and then release him.”23 But with loud shouts they insistently demanded that he be crucified, and their shouts prevailed.24 So Pilate decided to grant their demand.25 He released the man who had been thrown into prison for insurrection and murder, the one they asked for, and surrendered Jesus to their will.The
26 As the soldiers led him away, they seized Simon from Cyrene, who was on his way in from the country, and put the cross on him and made him carry it behind Jesus.27 A large number of people followed him, including women who mourned and wailed for him.28 Jesus turned and said to them, “Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for me; weep for yourselves and for your children.29 For the time will come when you will say, ‘Blessed are the childless women, the wombs that never bore and the breasts that never nursed!’30 Then“‘they will say to the mountains, “Fall on us!” and to the hills, “Cover us!”’[c]31 For if people do these things when the tree is green, what will happen when it is dry?”32 Two other men, both criminals, were also led out with him to be executed.33 When they came to the place called the Skull, they crucified him there, along with the criminals—one on his right, the other on his left.34 Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.”[d] And they divided up his clothes by casting lots.35 The people stood watching, and the rulers even sneered at him. They said, “He saved others; let him save himself if he is God’s Messiah, the Chosen One.”36 The soldiers also came up and mocked him. They offered him wine vinegar37 and said, “If you are the king of the Jews, save yourself.”38 There was a written notice above him, which read: this is the king of the jews.39 One of the criminals who hung there hurled insults at him: “Aren’t you the Messiah? Save yourself and us!”40 But the other criminal rebuked him. “Don’t you fear God,” he said, “since you are under the same sentence?41 We are punished justly, for we are getting what our deeds deserve. But this man has done nothing wrong.”42 Then he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.[e]”43 Jesus answered him, “Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise.”
44 It was now about noon, and darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon,45 for the sun stopped shining. And the curtain of the temple was torn in two.46 Jesus called out with a loud voice, “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.”[f] When he had said this, he breathed his last.47 The centurion, seeing what had happened, praised God and said, “Surely this was a righteous man.”48 When all the people who had gathered to witness this sight saw what took place, they beat their breasts and went away.49 But all those who knew him, including the women who had followed him from Galilee, stood at a distance, watching these things.
50 Now there was a man named Joseph, a member of the Council, a good and upright man,51 who had not consented to their decision and action. He came from the Judean town of Arimathea, and he himself was waiting for the kingdom of God.52 Going to Pilate, he asked for Jesus’ body.53 Then he took it down, wrapped it in linen cloth and placed it in a tomb cut in the rock, one in which no one had yet been laid.54 It was Preparation Day, and the Sabbath was about to begin.55 The women who had come with Jesus from Galilee followed Joseph and saw the tomb and how his body was laid in it.56 Then they went home and prepared spices and perfumes. But they rested on the Sabbath in obedience to the commandment.
10. Responsive Reading Dear friends in Christ, the Lord Jesus suffered for us, leaving us an example that we might follow in his steps. In his incarnation he took our human flesh and lived among us for a time. He came not to be served but to serve, and to give up his life for us. Christ died for us, once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God, in whose image we have been created.
Through faith in Jesus Christ alone, we have died in the flesh and been made alive in the Spirit. We have been buried with Christ, that we might share in his resurrection. As we celebrate the mystery of our Lord’s death and resurrection, let us come before God in penitence, praying that God’s image in us may be restored, and that we may be renewed in the power of the Holy Spirit.
I ask you, therefore:
Do you place your faith in God, who created the world, and in whose image you are made? We do.
Do you place your hope in Jesus Christ alone, who died for you and was raised from the dead? We do.
Do you place your trust in God’s Holy Spirit, who empowers and directs your life in accordance with God’s will? We do.
Do you repent of the sin which has separated you from God, and marred God’s image in you? We repent.
Do you embrace the cleansing from the power of sin which comes through faith in the finished work of Jesus Christ alone, as you confess your sin to your loving Father in heaven? We do.
Will you model your life on the example of your Lord, Jesus Christ? With the help of God, we will.
Will you take up your cross, and follow Christ? With the help of God, we will.
Will you seek to serve God and God’s people, and not only to be served? We will, after the example of Christ.
Will you recognize in others the image of God in which you and they are made? We will, after the example of Christ.
Will you be faithful in worship, in reading holy Scripture, and in prayer? We will, by the grace of God’s Holy Spirit.
Will you use your gifts in the service of Christ’s Body, the Church? We will, by the grace of God’s Holy Spirit. We will, by the grace of God’s Holy Spirit.
11. Lord's Supper
12. SONG: God In Flesh And Blood #6469362 by Brandon Collins, Jennie Lee Riddle, and Travis Ryan 2012 New Hope Road Music, Integrity's Praise! Music, Integrity Worship Music, and Travis Ryan Music
Verse 1 From heaven You came down You left Your throne and bowed Humble sovereignty Laid at the Father's feet Earth recognized Your cry As worship filled the night Son of God has come Love now here with us
Chorus 1 Glory to God in the highest Peace to the weary world Blessed is He who has come to save us God in flesh and blood
Verse 2 Your hands and feet were bound Thorns became Your crown The love that molded us Was nailed upon the cross Every drop of grace Was spilled out on that day You were lifted high O God the crucified
Chorus 1 Glory to God in the highest Peace to the weary world Blessed is He who has come to save us God in flesh and blood (repeat)
Ending God in flesh and blood God in flesh and blood