Current Sermon Series
The Cross of Christ | Lent 2020
March 1 – April 12
Why did Christ die? Why does it matter? What does the cross mean to us and to our world? St. Paul wrote, "I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified." Martin Luther said, "The cross is the test of everything." Why? In a day that rightly recoils from brutality and abuse, how can we look to the cross? And yet how can we know God without it? As we join Jesus in a 40-day journey towards Good Friday and Easter, we will wrestle with the mystery—the horror and the beauty. And find ourselves at the heart of the good news. Along the way we'll be reflecting on the "Wales Window," given by the people of Wales to the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, AL, following a racially-motivated bombing and the death of four young girls. And many of us will be reading Fleming Rutledge's book, The Crucifixion: Understanding the Death of Jesus Christ. This Lent we'll grapple with the cross together in small groups and in formissional community and hear it's challenge to Live as Family and to love our neighbors in the surprising way that God has chosen to love this world. It's never too late to join.
March 1 | George Hinman | Seeing God's Face | 1 Corinthians 2:1–5
March 8 | George Hinman | You do it to Me | Psalm 51
March 15 | George Hinman | A Gift for the Ungodly | Galatians 3:1–14
March 22 | Jennifer Kenney | The Way of Life | Mark 8:31–38 (Galatians 2:20)
March 29 | George Hinman | A Stake in the Heart of Evil | Luke 22:39–46
April 5 | Aaron Williams | The Rainbow of New Creation [Palm Sunday] | Colossians 1:15–23 (Revelation 4:1–4)
April 12 | George Hinman | Licensed to Chill [Easter Sunday] | Luke 22:23–34
More Lenten events and information available at: upc.org/lent
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8:30am & 11:45am
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