Hello Friends and Family! We’re so glad you would join us in your journey to discover more of God. It’s our desire that all of us – whether we’re just checking out the claims of Jesus or we’ve been walking with Him for a while – would find today’s service to be a meaningful part of that journey. This is a church where it’s safe for people to explore and experience the love God has for them – at their own pace.
We’re in a new series where we’re focusing on the final words spoken by Jesus Christ. Some people place a lot of emphasis on Jesus’ first words from the Sermon on the Mount, and they are truly inspirational. But, these last words define who Jesus was and why He came. He crystallizes His message of redemption and love.
The cross was His ordained destination. It’s more than just a tool of punishment, torture and shame. It was the tool God used to bring forgiveness to ANYONE who will bend a knee before the One who died. It was not for anything He had done, but for everyone – no matter who we are or what we have done.
We’re looking in depth at these Famous Last Words of Jesus Christ. There are seven phrases in all, with the goal of hearing God’s heart for us as He gave His Son as a ransom for our sins. Each phrase addresses a common need in every person, and we’re going to listen as He speaks to us from the cross. We’re going to focus on His words knowing that when love speaks, it’s for our very best.
I’ve selected several books that will help give more context to these messages. You can check them out in the Pastor’s Picks section of our Next Step Bookstore. You can also pick up some Lanna Coffee if you like. All sales go to help the Northern Hill Tribes of Thailand and support our Student Ministries Scholarship Fund.
Listening to Jesus with you,