Upcoming Worship Theme
Words Worth Dying For
If Jesus was so good and so loving, how did he end up on a cross? The truth is not everyone appreciated what he said and did. In fact, at his death, the religious leaders accused him, his disciples abandoned him and the crowds jeered him. This begs the question, have we truly heard what he has said? In the next seven weeks we’ll look at some of Jesus provocative sayings found in the gospel according to Luke. For Jesus, and maybe in the end for us as well, they are… words worth dying for.
Messages in this Theme:
- Mar 03 – “Today This Scripture Is Fulfilled In Your Hearing”
- Mar 10 – “Don’t Worry About Life, Food Or Clothes, Or Have An Anxious Mind”
- Mar 17 – “Life Does Not Consist in the Abundance of Possessions”
- Mar 24 – “Those Who Exalt Themselves Will Be Humbled”
- Mar 31 – “Think of Yourselves As Servants, Merely Doing Your Duty”
- Apr 07 – “Love Your Enemies and Do Good To Those Who Hate You”
- Apr 14 – “Not My Will, But Thy Will Be Done”
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