At The Cross

As you ready your heart to worship and encounter Jesus this Sunday, allow me to steer your thoughts and heart.

Please realize that the last 4 sermons all happened during Holy Week that truly begins this Sunday.

If all you knew about Jesus arose out of this 8 day time span, you’d know as much as you need to know about Him.

You see His care demonstrated.

You see His character demonstrated.

You see His courage demonstrated.

You see His compassion demonstrated.

You see His integrity shining through.

You see His endurance and stamina.

You see the greatest display of love this world has ever seen.


As I prepared this Sunday's message, I read something that caught me off guard:

“When I stand transfixed upon the cross of Christ, I see the greatest hero the world has ever known.”

This week we’ll be in Mark 15 as we look at our Next Level Hero.

During Holy Week, I would also encourage you to read Mark 15 every day and let the sermon from this Sunday to help you shape and orient this daily encounter with Jesus.

Here are two significant and important elements for us as a church body:

1.     Let me encourage you to give generously on Easter Sunday. Our Easter offering is going to Christian Campus House. This partner ministry on the MU campus desperately needs more housing for students and devoted space for worship and weekly gatherings. I’m thrilled we are doing this as a catalyst and kick off for their campaign. If you’d like to get more information you can pick up literature at our Starting Point or go online to to find out more.

2.     Our Good Friday service is happening on Friday, March 25, 2016 at 7 p.m. This will be a very contemplative service helping us to dial in and focus on the cross.

There’s an old hymn that says, “At the cross, at the cross where I first saw the light and the burden of my heart rolled away. It was there by faith I received my sight and now I am happy all the day.”

Join me around the cross this Sunday at Forum.

Bring family or friend. Help them to encounter and connect with Jesus.