February 15, 2010

Lent: Sacrifice

February 21 to April 4, 2010

Sacrifice. We live in a culture that prefers convenience over sacrifice. What does it mean to sacrifice? What does it look like to give up something because you love someone? What did it feel like for God to sacrifice His son in order to redeem the world? How can we sacrifice our lives to our city and world as Christ did? Over the 40 days of Lent, the church historically set aside these days to remember the sacrifice of Christ through his death and resurrection on the cross. During these next few weeks join us for conversation, meditation and reflection on Christ, his sacrifice, and what sacrifice looks like in our lives.

Each of our Neighborhood groups will be giving a group sermon each Sunday during Lent and we will be following the Lectionary calendar.

February 21: [East Sat]
    Deuteronomy 26:1-11 | Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16 |
    Romans 10:8b-13 | Luke 4:1-13

February 28: [East Wed]
    Genesis 15:1-12, 17-18 | Psalm 27 |
    Philippians 3:17 – 4:1 | Luke 9:28-36

March 7: [South]
    Isaiah 55:1-9 | Psalm 63:1-8 |
    1 Corinthians 10:1-13 | Luke 13:1-9

March 14:
    Joshua 5:9-12 | Psalm 32 |
    2 Corinthians 5:16-21 | Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32

March 21: [Midtown]
    Isaiah 43:16-21 | Psalm 126 |
    Philippians 3:4b-14 | John 12:1-8

March 28: [Central]
    Isaiah 50:4-9a | Psalm 31:9-16 |
    Philippians 2:5-11 | Luke 22:14 – 23:56

April 4: [Easter]
    Acts 10:34-43 | Psalm 118:1-2,14-24 |
    I Corinthians 15:19-26 | John 20:1-18

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