The Fourth Mystery: The Gift of The Cross

Welcome to the Fourth Session of Christianity Re-Loaded

 

“Now the world has gone I’m just One God help me, hold my breath inside wish for death, please God help me” Metallica One 1988

 

“The cross is the place where heaven meets earth and grace erupts. The cross is the place where Jesus does not simply meet our suffering, but becomes our suffering so as to transform the world.”   Matt Farlow

 

“My God my God why have you forsaken me?” Mark Chapter 15 v34

 

In this session we will think and pray together about the Gift of the Cross, at the end of this session you’ll

  • Begin to see the Gift of the Cross as the ultimate expression of God’s love
  • Begin to see the Gift of the Cross as goodness having the victory over evil
  • Begin to see how the Gift of the Cross as God suffering with us in our broken world

 

This Session is about The God who loves so much that he suffers and dies at the hands of his creation.

 

Prayer, meditation and spirituality may now be more familiar, but as was said in the last session, any new experience with practise and persistence will becomes easier. The most important thing to remember is to relax, this is not an exercise in getting it right. This is an exercise in beginning or enhancing your relationship with God. We are created to be truly ourselves, because God like any good father loves us for who we are.

 

This session like the others has four parts. Don’t try and do them all together try and space them out. Watch the video first and think of some questions, you can do the meditation or visualisation in either order. It is a good idea to try and do one bible reading each day. Each part has its own page so click on the icon to be taken to each page.

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As you watch, jot down your own questions and then ask them in the comments

 

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You may not be used to meditating, but the mediation is super easy to do. Just listen, close your eyes and imagine.

 

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The visualisation asks you to use your imagination and everyday experience to see God in the world and people around you

 

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There are seven short passages from the bible to read and pray through each session. Each passage has notes to help you.

 

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There are interesting articles and videos about the music used and some questions that may come up.

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