Losses come in all forms: health challenges, conflicts, financial difficulties, the death of loved ones, and more. When these losses disrupt our life as we know it, we need guidance and comfort from someone who has gone before us in loss and grief.
This Lent we are unpacking the last words of Christ from the Cross. These final words reflect the heart of Christ as he suffered the most profound loss imaginable.
As we listen to the words, we pray the Holy Spirit will give us the hope and the language we need to grieve our own losses, neither denying our pain nor drowning in it. And as we learn to grieve with Jesus, we expect that God will enlarge our souls and prepare us for the resurrection he has in store for us.
Our Epiphany series, “Revealing the Light of Christ,” set the spotlight on key moments from the Gospels that revealed Christ’s glory, grace and kingdom: a wedding, an all-night healing service, the transfiguration and others.
The secular age has left us with growing boredom, loneliness and chaos. But as we recover our life in God, and shift from the secular to the sacramental life, we will find boredom give way to meaning, loneliness give way to family and chaos give way to peace.
“Rooted in God: the Fruitfulness of the Sacramental Life” is a sermon series from the Gospel of John that teaches us how to participate in the life of Christ together. Along the way, this series explores the historic Christian practices – weekly communion, baptism, liturgical prayer, and the rhythms of the church calendar and daily office – as well as the church’s historic mission of healing and evangelism.
This Eastertide we are studying the power of Jesus’ resurrection from the dead. The apostle Paul writes about this power in his letter to the Roman church. In these six weeks after Easter we will be studying Paul’s teaching and seeking to understand the new reality of Life in the Spirit that is promised to all who trust in Jesus for salvation.
Our theme this Holy Week is ‘Responding to the Call of Jesus’. In these seven days we remember Jesus’ unflinching walk towards the cross where he would give himself over to be killed. His death was the ransom that serves to justify all those who would call on his name for salvation. We remember his death, we celebrate his resurrection, and we eagerly await his return.