“Tetelestai – A Good Friday Experience” is an interactive and multisensory journey that allows participants to experience a small portion of Jesus’ pain and suffering during the hours leading up to and during His crucifixion. This is an awesome eye opening event to host during the Easter week, but it also works very well as an interactive ministry moment to host any time of the year.
Each person will travel through the (6) six station experience guided by a participants guide. There is a short foreword at the beginning and then music provided during the event by Gospel Communicator/Worship Leader – Brian Neal.
Our hope and prayer is that everyone in attendance will walk away with a deeper understanding of the suffering, pain and humiliation that Jesus Christ endured from the time of His arrest through His execution on the cross willingly, for you and I and for everyone that will ever walk upon this earth.
You may be asking yourself – “What does Tetelestai mean?” Literally translated the Greek word Tetelestai means, “It is finished.” The word occurs in John 19:28 and 19:30 and these are the only two places in the New Testament where it occurs. In 19:28 it is translated, “After this, when Jesus knew that all things were now completed, in order that the scripture might be fulfilled, he said, ‘I thirst.’” Two verses later, he utters the word himself: “Then when he received the sour wine Jesus said, ‘It is finished,’ and he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.” The word Tetelestai was also written on business documents or receipts in New Testament times to show indicating that a bill had been "paid in full." Receipts were often introduced by the phrase Tetelestai. The connection between receipts and what Christ accomplished would have been quite clear to John’s Greek-speaking readership; it would be unmistakable that Jesus Christ had died to pay for their sins.
The “Tetelestai – A Good Friday Experience” is an exceptional opportunity to provide teachable moments and meaningful dialogue when attended as a family unit. As a parent, it will provide them the opportunity to lead their younger children and teenagers into a greater understanding of what Jesus truly did for them and for the parent(s) personally.
The (6) six stations that would be visited are as follows:
“Pieces of Silver”
“Spike and Mallet”
“Communion – The Lord’s Supper”
“Oil and Spices - Burial”
In preparation for the event – we would provide the hosting church and/or event coordinator with an Adobe PDF version and a Microsoft Word version of the (6) six page participants guide for printing. Brian will supply and provide the rest of items, with the exception of the two crosses and powerpoint equipment (screen and projector) if they are deemed needed by the ministry event coordinator. The local event coordinator would need to provide those items. We can provide additional details about the experience upon booking the event with us. It’s a very low cost and high impact experience to say the least.