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The Stations of the Cross is a long-practiced tradition inviting you to walk the “Way of Sorrows” with Jesus. Use these 12 Stations to walk the path of our suffering Savior toward His crucifixion. As you do, keep your eyes and heart wide open to His love for you.

Instructions

There are 12 Stations at six locations. Starting with Station One, enjoy the art, read the scripture, and reflect on the prompt. Directions for each Station and a song to listen to as you drive are found below.

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Each of the six locations hold two Stations. As you visit, consider the artwork created by Lauren Wright Pittman.

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The entire experience is designed to take approximately 45 minutes. Take your time and be considerate of others.

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As you drive between Stations, we have recommended music to listen to. Links to Spotify, iTunes, or YouTube are available.

If you'd like more guidance click the icon above to watch a detailed video guide with all the help you need.

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Station One & Two

11355 Sheridan Blvd

Westminster, CO

80020

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Station One:
Jesus Is Tempted

Scripture

Then Jesus went with them to a place called Gethsemane, and He said to His disciples, “Sit here, while I go over there and pray.” And taking with Him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, He began to be sorrowful and troubled. Then He said to them, “My soul is very sorrowful, even to death; remain here, and watch with me.” And going a little farther He fell on His face and prayed, saying, “My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as you will.” And He came to the disciples and found them sleeping. And He said to Peter, “So, could you not watch with me one hour? Watch and pray that you may not enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.” Again, for the second time, He went away and prayed, “My Father, if this cannot pass unless I drink it, your will be done.” And again He came and found them sleeping, for their eyes were heavy. So, leaving them again, He went away and prayed for the third time, saying the same words again. Then He came to the disciples and said to them, “Sleep and take your rest later on. See, the hour is at hand, and the Son of Man is betrayed into the hands of sinners. Rise, let us be going; see, my betrayer, is at hand.”

Matthew 26:36-46

Meditation

 

Jesus found Himself in a garden, desperately praying about what lay ahead of Him. He prays, “My Father, if this cannot pass unless I drink it, your will be done.” And so, motivated by the joy set before Him He embraces the full cup of God’s wrath. Where His disciples could not simply pray, He pressed on toward His suffering.  Jesus said yes.

Prayer

 

Jesus, help us to say “yes” with the faith that you said “yes” with.

Art Prompts

 

In this station, we have the cup of God’s wrath for your sin ready for Jesus to drink in your place. Satan, who is gathering near, hopes this will be his victory. 

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Station Two:
Jesus is Betrayed

Scripture

While He was still speaking, Judas came, one of the twelve, and with Him a great crowd with swords and clubs, from the chief priests and the elders of the people. Now the betrayer had given them a sign, saying, “The one I will kiss is the man; seize Him.” And He came up to Jesus at once and said, “Greetings, Rabbi!” And He kissed Him. Jesus said to Him, “Friend, do what you came to do.” Then they came up and laid hands on Jesus and seized Him.

Matthew 26:47-50

Meditation

 

Here we see Jesus’ betrayal; and His disciples falling away. After that last supper, where Jesus had given all they would ever need, one of them wanted more. Judas goes to the authorities and asks how much money they will trade for the lover of his soul. Thirty pieces of silver (no more than $400 today). 


Have you traded the one who gave you all for less than?  “Friend, do what you came here to do.”

Prayer

 

Father, forgive me for thinking of you as worth so little.

Art Prompts

 

In this station, we have thirty pieces of silver exchanged for the riches of the cross.

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Listen as you move to 3 & 4

TRADITIONAL

Go to Dark Gethsemane - The Hymnal Project

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CONTEMPORARY

Daylight – David Kushner

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Station Three & Four

11600 Quay Street #200

 Broomfield CO

80020

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Station Three:
Jesus is Condemned

Scripture

And one of them struck the servant of the high priest and cut off His right ear. But Jesus said, “No more of this!” And He touched His ear and healed Him. Then Jesus said to the chief priests and officers of the temple and elders, who had come out against Him, “Have you come out as against a robber, with swords and clubs? When I was with you day after day in the temple, you did not lay hands on me. But this is your hour, and the power of darkness.”

- Luke 22:50-53

Meditation

 

The justice of man was fully displayed when Jesus was “captured.” When He would not serve man’s desires, they struck Him down. Justice for man is often self-serving. In contrast, justice for the Son of God is always and only all-serving. When they would not serve Him, He struck himself down.


What form of justice do you pursue? “But this is your hour, and the power of darkness.”

 

Prayer

 

Jesus, help me to see justice through your eyes. 

Art Prompts

In this station, we see the condemning “justice hands” of man which lead to death. They are tattooed with images of justice (or is it injustice?).

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Station Four:
Jesus is Mocked

Scripture

The high priest then questioned Jesus about His disciples and His teaching. Jesus answered Him, “I have spoken openly to the world. I have always taught in synagogues and in the temple, where all Jews come together. I have said nothing in secret. Why do you ask me? Ask those who have heard me what I said to them; they know what I said.” When He had said these things, one of the officers standing by struck Jesus with His hand, saying, “Is that how you answer the high priest?” Jesus answered Him, “If what I said is wrong, bear witness about the wrong; but if what I said is right, why do you strike me?”

- John 18:19-23

Meditation

Jesus is struck for harshly addressing the High Priest when He is the true High Priest. He is mocked and beaten for speaking a truth they did not want to hear. 

 

What truth does Jesus speak that you do not want to hear? “But if what I said is right, why do you strike me?”

Prayer

 

Holy Spirit, help me to hear your voice, read your word, and obey your commands.

Art Prompts

 

Here we see some of the instruments of Jesus’ suffering foreshadowing the great symbol of Christian redemption.

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Listen as you move to 5 & 6

TRADITIONAL

Blessed Assurance - Jeremy Riddle

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CONTEMPORARY

    God So Loved – We the Kingdom

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Station Five & Six

12660 Winona Circle 

 Broomfield, CO

80020

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Station Five:
Jesus is Given His Cross

Scripture

Nicodemus said to Him, “How can these things be?”Jesus answered Him, “Are you the teacher of Israel and yet you do not understand these things? Truly, truly, I say to you, we speak of what we know, and bear witness to what we have seen, but you do not receive our testimony.If I have told you earthly things and you do not believe, how can you believe if I tell you heavenly things? No one has ascended into heaven except He who descended from heaven, the Son of Man. And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, that whoever believes in Him may have eternal life. “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through Him.

John 3:9-17

Meditation

Shame often has us looking down at the ground. Yet, God saw it was best to have you look upward. If Christianity leads you to shame alone, it’s likely you’ve not heard the Good News. Christ invites His people to look up – look up from your shame and see a love that delivers you from it.  

 

Is it safe to look up? As Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, that whoever believes in Him may have eternal life.

Prayer

 

Jesus, teach me to look to you for my deliverance from shame..

Art Prompts

 

In this station, we see two paramount symbols interlaced. The modern symbol of medical healing mimicked from long ago, and the eternal sign of spiritual healing in the bread and the wine for today.

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Station Six:
Jesus Falls

Scripture

And Jesus answered them, “The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified. Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit. 

- John 12:20-14

Meditation

Jesus teaches us a powerful truth about the nature of His kingdom. He came in meekness to serve His kingdom. He fell to bring life. His life of powerful meekness still bears tremendous fruit today.  

 

What has Jesus’ “falling” produced in you? Unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit. 

Prayer

 

Holy Spirit, create in me a clean heart of God and renew a right spirit within me.

Art Prompts

 

In this station, the falling leaves are ready to bear much fruit post-death.

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Listen as you move to 7 & 8

TRADITIONAL

The Old Rugged Cross – Ella Fitzgerald

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CONTEMPORARY

    Trees – Mountain People Worship

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Station Seven & Eight

11779 Gray Way
Westminster, CO 80020

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Station Seven:
Simon Carries Jesus' Cross 

Scripture

And as they led Him away, they seized one Simon of Cyrene, who was coming in from the country, and laid on Him the cross, to carry it behind Jesus.

 - Luke 23:26

Then Jesus told His disciples, “If anyone would come after me, let Him deny Himself and take up His cross and follow me. For whoever would save His life will lose it, but whoever loses His life for my sake will find it. For what will it profit a man if He gains the whole world and forfeits His soul? Or what shall a man give in return for His soul?

 - Matthew 16:24-26

Meditation

 

The cross’s weight became increasingly heavy throughout Jesus’ time on earth. This scene is not the first time He took it up. Though it would burden Him with enemies, He healed the man lowered to Him through the roof, and forgave His sin. Though it would usher in His own death, He raised Lazarus from the dead. Jesus was carrying His cross long before Simon of Cyrene was called to help.

 

In what ways have you been called to carry His cross?  “If anyone would come after me, let Him deny Himself and take up His cross and follow me.

Prayer

 

Jesus, teach me how to carry your cross. 

Art Prompts

In this station we see our hands clinging to a cross we can not seem to carry. 

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Station Eight:
Jesus is
Stripped
 

Scripture

And when they came to a place called Golgotha (which means Place of a Skull), they offered Him wine to drink, mixed with gall, but when He tasted it, He would not drink it. And when they had crucified Him, they divided His garments among them by casting lots. Then they sat down and kept watch over Him there.

Matthew 27:33-36

Father, forgive them, for they don't know what they are doing

- Luke 23:34

Meditation

Clothing gives us a place in society by covering our nakedness. Jesus’ public stripping means His place is shameful. His shame-filled stripping reminds us of our shame in the garden. Now hanging naked and exposed, Jesus once more takes on the condition of a fallen man. Jesus’ call for forgiveness echoes all the way back to the garden where we first learned shame.

 

Father, forgive them, for they don’t know what they are doing.

Prayer

Father, thank you that you heard your Son’s cry for my forgiveness.

Art Prompts

In this station, we see a tree stripped, exposed, and broken.

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Listen as you move to 9 & 10

TRADITIONAL

Man of Sorrow, What a Name – Nathan Drake

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CONTEMPORARY

    Lead me to the cross – Sxxnt. & Austin Sebek

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Station Nine & Ten

5950 W 108th Avenue
Westminster, CO 80020

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Station Nine:
Jesus Is Nailed To The Cross

Scripture

Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land until the ninth hour. And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?” that is, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” And some of the bystanders, hearing it, said, “This man is calling Elijah.” And one of them at once ran and took a sponge, filled it with sour wine, and put it on a reed and gave it to Him to drink. But the others said, “Wait, let us see whether Elijah will come to save Him.” And Jesus cried out again with a loud voice and yielded up His spirit.

- Matthew 27:45-50

And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all mankind to myself.

John 12:32

Meditation

 

The prolonged physical pain of crucifixion was excruciating. In fact, the word excruciating is derived from the word crucifixion. Still, suffering that excruciating pain was not the root of Christ’s suffering. He did not cry out “My God, My God, it hurts so much” No, He cried out at losing His Father’s favor. 

 

What could you lose that would cause you to cry out to God?  “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”

Prayer

 

Father, thank you for promising to never forsake me.

Art Prompts

 

In this station, we see the nails of His suffering. We do not see His true suffering.

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Station Ten:
Jesus Dies

Scripture

 

The next day He saw Jesus coming toward Him, and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world! 

John 1:29

Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. 

- John 15:13

It is finished.

- John 19:30

Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.

Luke 23:46

Meditation

 

Come, behold the wondrous mystery

In the dawning of the king

He the theme of Heaven's praises

Robed in frail humanity

In our longing, in our darkness

Now, the light of life has come

Look to Christ who condescended

Took on flesh to ransom us

 

Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.

Prayer

 

Father, please give me a moment to grasp the mystery of your love.

Art Prompts

 

In this station, we see the sickle of death which came for the Lamb of God – the hope of the world. 

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Listen as you move to 11 & 12

TRADITIONAL

Jesus Paid It All – Kim Walker-Smith

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CONTEMPORARY

    Come behold the wondrous Mystery – The Grey Havens

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Station Eleven & Twelve

11812 Eaton Way
Westminster, CO 80020

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Station Eleven:
Jesus Is Buried

Scripture

Now when Jesus was at Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, a woman came up to Him with an alabaster flask of very expensive ointment, and she poured it on His head as He reclined at table. And when the disciples saw it, they were indignant, saying, “Why this waste?  For this could have been sold for a large sum and given to the poor.”But Jesus, aware of this, said to them, “Why do you trouble the woman? For she has done a beautiful thing to me. For you always have the poor with you, but you will not always have me. In pouring this ointment on my body, she has done it to prepare me for burial. Truly, I say to you, wherever this gospel is proclaimed in the whole world, what she has done will also be told in memory of her.”

Matthew 26:6-13

Now there was a man named Joseph, from the Jewish town of Arimathea. He was a member of the council, a good and righteous man, who had not consented to their decision and action; and He was looking for the kingdom of God. This man went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus. Then He took it down and wrapped it in a linen shroud and laid Him in a tomb cut in stone, where no one had ever yet been laid. It was the day of Preparation, and the Sabbath was beginning. The women who had come with Him from Galilee followed and saw the tomb and how His body was laid. Then they returned and prepared spices and ointments.

- Luke 23:50-56

Meditation

 

The woman knew Jesus’ worth. The ointment shows us how precious He was in life to her. Still, Jesus hints at how much more precious He would be in His burial. What was to be our place of burial, became His place. There is no scale that can measure this substitution gift.

 

In pouring this ointment on my body, she has done it to prepare me for burial.

Prayer

 

Jesus, help me to live like you took my place. Help me to live a life full of resurrection.

Art Prompts

This station intersects two burial ritual elements - a flower and a shovel. Throwing a flower into a grave is a final tribute. The shovel reminds us of Ash Wednesday’s scripture, "From dust you came. and to dust you shall return."

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Station Twelve:
Jesus Rises

Scripture

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly. I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down His life for the sheep. He who is a hired hand and not a shepherd, who does not own the sheep, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and flees, and the wolf snatches them and scatters them.Heflees because He is a hired hand and cares nothing for the sheep. I am the good shepherd. I know my own and my own know me, just as the Father knows me and I know the Father; and I lay down my life for the sheep.

- John 10:10-15

“Then a shoot will grow from the stump of Jesse, and a branch from His roots will bear fruit.”

- Isaiah 11:1

Meditation

Jesus, a descendant of Jesse who was David’s father, is the only surviving hope in an otherwise hopeless world. He is the shoot that will spring up, bear fruit, and establish a kingdom of peace. The seed fell, and new life came!  The Good Shepherd’s kingdom is everlasting to everlasting.


 I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down His life for the sheep.

Prayer

 

Blessing, glory, wisdom, thanksgiving, honor, power, and might be unto our God forever and ever. Amen

Art Prompts

 

In this station, we see the good shepherd, the “Jesus root” rising up out of death. Here we see God’s always plan made plain. Here we see God’s perfect plan realized!

Finishing Well

Before rushing back to your typical rhythm take some time to listen, walk, pray, or reflect on the way of sorrow Jesus walked for you. 

TRADITIONAL

When I Survey the Wonderous Cross – Norton Hall Band

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CONTEMPORARY

​Son of Suffering – Matt Redman

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"For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you through his poverty might become rich."

- 2 Corinthians 8:9

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