No Greater Love!

John 15:13--"Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one's life for his friends."  

"Love one another as I have loved you!"  Jesus gave this command to His followers, and then He showed what He meant by making the ultimate sacrifice for all of mankind on the cross.  This Easter season we will delve into the Mystery, the Mockery, and the Majesty of the Cross. 

"Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one's life for his friends."  What a Friend we have in Jesus, all our sins and griefs to bear!  He proved His love on the cross!

No Greater Love Week One
March 22, 2015, Pastor Mike

The Mystery of the Cross!

Luke 18:31-34—“Then He took the twelve aside and said to them, ‘Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem, and all things that are written by the prophets concerning the Son of Man will be accomplished.  For He will be delivered to the Gentiles and will be mocked and insulted and spit upon.  They will scourge Him and kill Him.  And the third day He will rise again.’  But they understood none of this things; this saying was hidden from them, and they did not know the things which were spoken.”

No Greater Love Week Two
March 29, 2015, Pastor Mike

The Mockery of the Cross!

Psalm 22:1, 7-8, 14-18—“My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?  Why are you so far from helping Me, and from the words of My groaning?  All those who see Me ridicule Me; they shoot out the lip, they shake the head, saying, ‘He trusted in the Lord, let Him rescue Him; let Him deliver Him, since He delights in Him!’  I am poured out like water, and all My bones are out of joint; My heart is like wax; it has melted within Me.  My strength is dried up like potsherd, and My tongue clings to My jaws; You have brought Me to the dust of death.  For dogs have surrounded Me; the congregation of the wicked has enclosed Me.  They pierced My hands and My feet; I can count all My bones.  They look and stare at Me.  They divide My garments among them, and for My clothing they cast lots.”

No Greater Love Week Three
April 5, 2015, Pastor Mike

The Majesty of the Cross!

Hebrews 12:2—“…looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.”

John 10:17-18—“Therefore My Father loves Me, because I lay down My life that I may take it again.  No one takes it from Me, but I lay it down of Myself.  I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again.  This command I receive from My Father.”