The Way To The Cross – Sermon Series
Lent is a six-week season of preparation. A journey of determination. A long walk to the cross. As we follow Jesus along this path, we are invited to take up the Way of the Cross.
March 14 – “The Way of Love”
In the most famous passage of scripture, Jesus reveals why he’s willing to walk this way of the cross. He doesn’t do it to gain power, earn riches, or become famous. He takes this path because of his Father’s love for the whole world.
New Revised Standard Version
14 And just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, 15 that whoever believes in him may have eternal life.[a]
16 “For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life.
17 “Indeed, God did not send the Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. 18 Those who believe in him are not condemned; but those who do not believe are condemned already, because they have not believed in the name of the only Son of God. 19 And this is the judgment, that the light has come into the world, and people loved darkness rather than light because their deeds were evil. 20 For all who do evil hate the light and do not come to the light, so that their deeds may not be exposed. 21 But those who do what is true come to the light, so that it may be clearly seen that their deeds have been done in God.”[b]
Jesus and John the Baptist
22 After this Jesus and his disciples went into the Judean countryside, and he spent some time there with them and baptized.