Sermon Topic: The Cross
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!
This summer we have been following the thread of worship through Isaiah. This week Isaiah introduces us to Jesus through his prophecy of the Cross. Isaiah 53 gives us one of the clearest pictures of the person and work of Christ through the lens of his human suffering. Join us as we explore Isaiah 53. We'll connect with Jesus, discover another dimension of his character, all while we remember together why he is worthy of worship.