Saturday, March 10, 2012

The foolishness of the cross

I know I drove the nails
I know I spit in your face
cursed your holy name
lied in my walk
turning from you, denying
that I ever knew your name

Yet two thousand years ago
dying for me on the cross
the foolishness of that act
in the eyes of mortal man
knowing my every step
my running away from your love
yet you my God sent your Son
and Christ himself chose that cross

The foolishness of the cross
that for so many dying in vain
God sending down the Son
that a few may live again
turning as Abram had done
walking by faith, by grace
going where God would lead

March 10, 2012
Worship Theme: promises with a price. . .
Mark 8:31-38
Genesis 17:1-10
Romans 4:16-25
Mark 8:29
Matthew 11:28
John 3:16
Call to Worship (Psalm 105:1-3)
Unison Prayer
Prayer of Dedication (GBOD Mark 8:31-38)
The Great Thanksgiving for Early in Lent
and sermon, “The Foolishness of God”

by Pastor Ruth Foss
A Handmaiden of the Lord
Suncook United Methodist Church
Suncook, NH

Second Sunday in Lent
March 4, 2012

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