The following is the script of a Quiet Service I did with my Students. It is an opportunity with spaces between the readings and songs to meditate on the Scriptures and the truth they proclaim. In a loud, bright and busy world, even Church, it is good to have time out to reflect and allow truth time to soak into deep soul and nourish the inner peace Jesus came to give us. A good practice would be to read the verses and other readings slowly... taking time to ponder on them... not rushing to the next... but giving space for God to whisper in the silence... and then use Pierce’s amazing songs as eyes closed meditations on the readings.
SCRIPTURE: JOHN 19 v 28 – 30
THOUGHT: The use of the Greek perfect tense (of “IT IS FINISHED”) implies that there is more than a “past completion” reading of Τετέλεσται. The perfect tense describes an act that has been completed in the past but continues to effect the present. Jesus saying that his ministry has been accomplished is true, but it not only true for the past but it is being accomplished currently.
POEM: IT IS FINISHED
It is finished, but still we feel this guilt
It is finished, but still we feel enslaved
It is finished, but still we feel alone
It is finished, but still we feel unloved
It is finished, but still we feel inferior
It is finished, but still we feel no peace
It is finished, but still we carry on
As if He never came
As if He never died
As if He never cried
It is finished
No extra time
No turning back
It is finished!
SCRIPTURE: ISAIAH 53 v 4-6
SONG: PIERCE PETTIS - YOU DID THAT FOR ME
· 1 JOHN 3 v 16-18
· 1 JOHN 4 v 9-10
· I JOHN 3 v 1
SONG: PIERCE PETTIS – THAT KIND OF LOVE