The Next Step Podcast
Season 1: When from Death I’m Free
Episode 09: “Stricken, Smitten, and Afflicted”
Date: 18 March 2020
Guest: Lead Illustrator Valerie Matyas
Author Justin Rossow and Lead Illustrator Valerie Matyas walk through the material for the hymn Stricken, Smitten, and Afflicted in the When from Death I’m Free hymn journal for Holy Week.
Valerie and Justin talk about the Scripture reading and devotion and spend some time coming to grips with the real suffering Jesus went through for us. They also talk about how hymns and visual faith tools help us focus on the Word as we point our toes and eyes toward Jesus.
This episode was recorded on location at the Bay Valley Resort in Bay City Michigan, before Covid-19 made gathering in a public place somewhat suspect. Thank you to the Bay Valley Resort and their staff for their hospitality.
The music was provided by thehymnalproject.com and, according to their website, was commissioned by the Michigan District of the Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod and is available for free use.
We follow Jesus better when we follow Him together, so we invite you to join the Facebook Pop Up Group sharing this hymn journal experience here: When From Death I’m Free Pop Up Group.
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