‘7 Last Words’ with millennial flair

Eight youth ministers will preach on the Seven Last Words uttered from the cross by Jesus at Greenforest Community Baptist Church’s Good Friday on March 30.

The speakers are Tommy Conley of Berean Christian Church in Stone Mountain; Gabrielle Booth and Rashaad Bettis of The Dream Center in Decatur; Ronald Crenshaw, Jr. of Hunter Hill Baptist Church in Atlanta; Mike Owens of the Evolve Church in Atlanta;  Kristian Smith of The Faith Community in Atlanta; Bobby Hampton, Jr. of the House of Hope in Decatur; and Trell “Donk” Webb of the Christian Life Center Worldwide in Stockbridge.

Greenforest youth pastor Allen Hollie, Jr., who is co-hosting service  with Senior Pastor Dr. Emory Berry, Jr.  said the Seven Last Words Millennial Edition is putting a twist on the traditional Good Friday service.

“We have all youth pastors giving the word because we want the young people to take the lead with the service,” Hollie said.

The preachers, who are primarily in their 20s and 30s, will deliver sermonettes based on the seven statements uttered by Jesus as he hung on the cross for six hours between two convicted thieves.  They are  recorded in Luke 23:34; Luke 23:43; John 19:25-26; Matthew 27:46; John 19:28; John 19:30; and Luke 23:46.

The themed sermonettes will be on:

nFather, forgive them, for they know not what they do

nToday you will be with me in paradise

nBehold your son: behold your mother

n My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? 

n I thirst

n It is finished

n Father, into your hands I commend my spirit

Gospel Hip Hop artist 2PointO and praise-and-worship teams from Greenforest, Berean and the Dream Center will perform.

The service starts at 7 p.m.

The church is at 3250 Rainbow Drive in Decatur.

For more information, visit www.greenforest.org or call 404-486-1120.

Young preachers at the Grove

Students from the of Atlanta University Center will preached on the Seven Last Words of Christ at  Greater Piney Grove Baptist Church  at noon on Good Friday. 

The service takes place in the Frank Jones Memorial Chapel  at 1879-1921 Glenwood Ave. in Atlanta.