Sermon Topic: Sacrifice
We are still working our way toward the cross on which Jesus died. That cross -- and the land on which it was staked -- is the most valuable piece of real estate in the world. No other place or thing has carried more weight or impacted more lives. It is worth our time to stand at the foot of that cross and contemplate what was accomplished on our behalf. This week, as we take our place beneath the cross, we will hear two words, witness the response of two men, and see the intermingling of two worlds. As with every scene from John's gospel we've encountered during this journey toward the cross, we must remember that these are not just good life lessons for Christians. This is an historic record, and our part is to trust the history as we allow it to shape our world. Jesus Christ, our Messiah, invites us into a Kingdom that is not of this world ... but oh! so much better!
When we worship, are we simply offering a grateful heart to God, or are we stepping intentionally into His heavenly realm? Faith in worship moves us from a church sanctuary into the heavenly realms. Come join us as we learn to take that step in a deeper way.