The Gospel in Seven Words

Imagine that a friend or family member who is unfamiliar with your faith asks you to summarize the gospel. She isn’t looking for a laundry list of beliefs and dogmas. She has no interest in you reciting the Apostles’ Creed. She wants to get to the heart of the matter. She doesn’t want to mess around. “In seven words or less,” she says, “tell me what you believe.”

What would you say? How would you put it? What seven words would you choose?

During Sundays in Lent, we’re going to prepare to celebrate Holy Week (Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, and Good Friday) by sharing why Holy Week is so important. Our sermon series will serve as an opportunity to consider the many ways in which the Scriptures proclaim Jesus.

Each Sunday will give us another word to explain to our friend or family member just what we believe and why it is so vital.

Ash Wednesday — February 14th (12pm & 7pm): “God Gets the Last Word,” 1 Peter 3:15

First Sunday in Lent — February 18th: “Preparing to Confess,” 2 Corinthians 5:17-21

Second Sunday in Lent — February 25th: “Captivity and Freedom,” Luke 4:16-21

Third Sunday in Lent — March 4th: “Death and Life,” John 11:17-27

Fourth Sunday in Lent — March 11th: “Isolation and Community,” 1 Corinthians 12:12-27

Fifth Sunday in Lent — March 18th: “The Gospel in Your Words,” 1 Peter 3:15

Maundy Thursday — March 29th: “Jesus, comes to feed my hungry soul,” Matthew 26:26-28

Good Friday — April 1st: “Jesus is Lord, even over my death,” Colossians 1:13-14

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