Earlier this month, we launched the Sparkhouse blog and embarked on a unique path as we focused on providing a series of Sparkhouse Holy Week devotionals. We have heard from ministry leaders that, even with the best intentions, it can quickly become a chaotic week—one filled with challenges and a lack of time for self-care.
And today, we honor Good Friday. The day when Christ died on the cross. A day that is often filled with mortal anguish. On this day, John’s words remind us that “God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world.” These words help us remember, and embrace a spirit of joy and righteousness, on the anniversary of Christ’s death.
As Holy Week comes to an end tomorrow, today we are reflecting back on the past week and the Sparkhouse Holy Week devotions that offered a place of comfort during a challenging, season.
Highlights from Sparkhouse Holy Week devotions:
Sparkhouse’s Bryan Bliss shares his perspective of Holy Week—from a church worker to one that has since found another calling—and how that has impacted his view on the week forever.
So, is it Palm Sunday or is it Passion Sunday? Guest author Jake Bouma sparks the debate and provides some insight into—no matter how you refer to it—what matters most on this Sunday.
Guest poster Rebecca Ninke shares her top tips for how you can manage the Holy Week chaos in a healthy way—helping you put the “holy” back in Holy Week.
When it comes to Holy Week, church workers are busy helping others fill their spiritual vessels. As a result, their own tend to run low. Guest author Tonya Lawrence shares her perspective on how you can serve others, and serve yourself, for all around spiritual fulfillment during Holy Week.
Based on his own experience as a child, Sparkhouse’s Erik Ullestad offers four tips for church workers to engage with their families during the inevitable busy time of Holy Week.
Guest author Joe Davis takes a unique perspective on Holy Week—in the context of Holy discomfort and how, sometimes, that leads us to enlightenment.
Tomorrow, we’ll wrap up our Holy Week devotionals series with a special blog post from Sparkhouse employees that offers their perspectives on what Easter means to them. After that, we’ll return to our regularly scheduled programming with insightful articles to help you in your ministry.