Jesus is the Lamb of sacrifice—not me or anything that I do. Sermon Text: John 1:29-41
March 13 – Week 5 of Scandal: The Decision
Jesus’s words, “you betray the Son of Man with a kiss” reveal the scandalous truth that Jesus was betrayed by someone in whom he has put his trust, someone he loved.
Jesus was fully aware of how God intended to redeem this world from its rebellion and sin. God’s plan is so scandalous (that the Father was willing to sacrifice his Son) that Jesus asks for another way.
Jesus’s life teaches us that glory and sacrifice go hand and hand and transforms our idea of who or what we choose to “glory” in.
without Jesus, we have no idea what love really is. Jesus shows us what real love—committed, unconditional, self-sacrificing love—is and through his sacrifice Jesus pours this love into our hearts.
Every word that flows from Jesus’ lips, every miracle he performs speaks hope to our lives. We have a Savior who can raise the dead! What more hope do we need? Luke 7
Even if Jesus doesn’t perform a miracle and remove all our pains and troubles, knowing his love enables us to power through. Luke 4
Imagine how Mary felt when Jesus, her promised Savior, made his presence known for the first time in her womb? As we experience firsthand the fulfillment of our anticipation, our hearts smile to have finally seen what we have longed to see for so long! Luke 1:46-55
Just who is Jesus and how does his profile change ours? Sermon Text: Colossians 1:15-23