Hope: Journey from Ashes to Life
Hope in the Midst of Darkness (Traditional)
Today in Worship we continue in our sermon series Hope: Journey from Ashes to Life. The season of Lent gives us the opportunity for self-reflection as we journey with Jesus towards the cross, and his resurrection. In this, we can see the places in our lives that have been laid waste by sin or where it seems there is no hope. Through the journey of Lent, we are offered the opportunity to find the hope that Christ offers in the transformative power of his life, death, and resurrection, and to dedicate our own lives to it. Today, we will talk about “Hope in the midst of Darkness”, through a very well-known scripture, John 3:13-21. Our hope in the midst of the world’s darkness is God’s love and light. God shares God’s love in Jesus even though we prefer darkness and the world’s sin. We’ll think today about what it means to choose God’s love and light, and to grow in appreciation for God’s unfailing love for us
Our 2021 Lent Series will take us a journey, following the UMC Lectionary, showing the path the gospels lay out from the ashes and brokeness to the promise of life eternal given through the grace of Christ.