We engage the Good Friday story via the lens of the Oscar winning film, "Searching for Sugar Man". Please watch this film first in order to get the most from this sermon.
"In your minds you must be the same as Christ Jesus:
His state was divine yet he did not cling to his equality with God but emptied himself to assume the condition of a slave and became as men are; and being as all we are, he was humbler yet,and in obedience accepted death, death on a cross.
But God raised him high and gave him a name which is above all other names so that all beings…
Should bend the knee at the name of Jesus and that every tongue should acclaim Jesus Christ as Lord, to the glory of God the father.”
Philippians 2:5-11 - Jerusalem Bible
“The servant grew up before God—a scrawny seedling,
a scrubby plant in a parched field.
There was nothing attractive about him,
nothing to cause us to take a second look.
He was looked down on and passed over, a man who suffered, who knew pain firsthand.
One look at him and people turned away.
We looked down on him, thought he was scum.”
Isaiah 53:2-3, MSG
"Nobody even was interested in listening to him…
How can that be? Someone who writes like this?"
1970’s Music Producer re: Singer Sixto Rodriguez
more about "Searching for Sugarman" imdb.com/title/tt2125608/
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