Hope: Journey from Ashes to Life
Hope in the Midst of Surrender (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 explore Hope in Surrender through John 12:20-33. We will hear Jesus’s word about the seed of wheat that dies and produces much fruit, and how Jesus will draw us in to salvation via his surrender on the cross. We will ask ourselves what it means to “let go,” in order to find hope in Christ.
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.