That We Would See Jesus
WORSHIP AT HOME | MARCH 21
Some Greeks asked to see Jesus and he responded by telling the disciples about a grain of wheat that must fall to the ground and die. In dying, the single grain produces many seeds. While a foreshadowing of his own death and resurrection, Jesus was also challenging those who heard in regard to their own lives. How can we be like a seed that when it dies to itself, bears much new fruit? What are we holding on to that might be keeping us from “seeing Jesus” and experiencing the fullness of his new life?
WORSHIP AT HOME | MARCH 14
Our sermon this Sunday comes from the conversation Jesus had with a Jewish leader named Nicodemus. We would call Nicodemus a seeker- one who was curious about who Jesus was and what he stood for. Nicodemus begins what seems to be a pretty safe conversation but very quickly gets in over his head. To help Nicodemus understand God’s way of salvation, Jesus reminds him of an Old Testament story. In the story, Moses makes a bronze serpent and puts it on a pole in order to stop a plague that is running rampant through the Israelites’ camp. Really! Sounds kind of crazy doesn’t it? But no more crazy than the extravagant love of a God who would die for us.
WORSHIP AT HOME | MARCH 7
Jesus interrupts, disrupts, overturns, and expels “business as usual” because it is destructive of who God created us to be and impairs our capacity to see and participate in the holy that is present in us and among us. What in your life needs to be overturned or driven out in order for you to be the child of God you were created to be?
WORSHIP AT HOME | FEBRUARY 28
All of us are challenged to decide everyday who we will follow. Jesus invites each of us to “Come and Follow”. Following Jesus is challenging to be sure. The life of a Christ follower is easy when it involves healing, feeding, and gathering large crowds overflowing with gratitude. But the road gets difficult when we are asked to love those who hate us; when we must risk our lives for the Gospel sake, or even when we stand out as “different or odd” to our friends and family. Furthermore, none of us like the idea of “taking up our crosses.” Surely Jesus is not serious about this command!
WORSHIP AT HOME | FEBRUARY 21
Why was Jesus baptized?
How has God prepared you for participation in his Kingdom?
May we never forget that we are loved by God. His love and his Spirit prepare us for difficulties and invite us to be actively involved in the Kingdom of God.