Three Reasons I am Excited about Last Words from the Cross

February 28, 2020

Seven last Words

This Sunday, March 1st at 11a.m. we begin a new series of Sermons at Twin City United Methodist Church. Each week we will look at the phrases Jesus said while on the cross. We are calling the series The Last Words from the Cross (Facebook Event). Here are three reasons I am looking forward to this series.

  1. There is beauty in these words. As a pastor, one of the honors I have is to be around people in their tough moments. I get to see people before they go back for surgery, to have a baby, and yes even as they pass from this world to the next. It’s a blessing to be with the family. One of the things we all do is lean in and listen to hear what the last words are from the patient. In the same way we get to lean in and hear the words Jesus left those around him. There is beauty in having these words recorded because they show us Jesus’ love and care for us.
  2. We have some amazing guests preachers. In this series I am honored to have some great help preaching. On Sunday, March 8th retired college professor and pastor David Dudley will preach on the phrase “I thirst”. On Sunday, March 22nd the Associate Director of Connectional Ministries for the South Georgia Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church will preach on the words. “Today you will be with me in paradise.” Both of these people are talented communicators. I can’t wait to hear them share.
  3. We are in the season of Lent. I love the season of Lent. It is a time of Christians preparing for Easter. Lent is also a time of reconnecting with God. There is something special about the people of God, together, returning to the Lord. If you haven’t been to church in awhile or want to check it out, now is one of the best times to jump in. We will have a hot cup of coffee waiting on you.

Sermon Schedule

  • Sunday, March 1st – “Father Forgive them they know now what they do.” Luke 23:24
  • Sunday, March 8th – “I thirst” John 19:28 Guest Preacher Rev. Dr. David Dudley
  • Sunday, March 15th – “Behold your mother, Behold your son.” John 19:26-27
  • Sunday, March 22nd – “Today you will be with me in paradise” Luke 23:43 Guest preacher Allison Lindsey
  • Sunday, March 29th – “My God, My God why you Forsaken Me” Matthew 27:6
  • Sunday, April 5th – “Into Your hands I commit my spirit” Luke 23:46
  • EASTER Sunday, April 12th – “It is Finished” John 19:30 plus additional Easter readings. There will be two Easter Sunday services at 9:00a.m. and 11:00a.m.

This is post #2 in my 40 posts for Lent challenge.

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