Nothing would stop Jesus from marching to the cross and being the perfect sacrifice for our sins. At a key moment in his Gospel, Dr. Luke says that Jesus “resolutely set out for Jerusalem” and refused to let anything stop him from God’s plan of salvation.
Join us on Wednesdays during Lent for this special worship series.
The Mission of Jesus – Luke 9:51-56
Ash Wednesday, February 22 at 6:00 & 9:00 p.m. (livestream at 9:00 p.m.)
“Jesus resolutely set out for Jerusalem.” Luke’s description captures just how bound to the cross Jesus was. He refused to let anything or anyone stop him from marching to his death so that those who trust in him could find life with God.
The Sorrow of Jesus – Luke 19:41-44
March 1 at 6:00 & 9:00 p.m. (livestream at 9:00 p.m.)
God loves even his enemies. Jesus proved this to be true when he, God in human flesh, wept over the city that was about to reject him and cry for his crucifixion. Jesus’ words about the future of Jerusalem remind us to put our eternal security in the cross, so that the Kingdom of God keeps us safe from death, hell, and the judgment to come.
The Betrayal of Jesus – Luke 22:1-6; John 13:21-30
March 8 at 6:00 & 9:00 p.m. (livestream at 9:00 p.m.)
Jesus knows what it is like to be betrayed. One of his closest friends, Judas, decided that money was worth more than the Messiah. Sin asks us to make that same trade today, selling out Jesus for the sake of some lesser pleasure. This message reminds us what Jesus suffered to prove his supreme worth.
The Prayers of Jesus – Luke 22:39-46
March 15 at 6:00 p.m. only (livestream at 6:00 p.m.)
The only thing greater than Jesus’ desire to avoid the cross was his desire to carry out his Father’s plan to save you. His gut-wrenching prayer in the garden outside of Jerusalem shows us the humility and heart of God’s One and Only Son.
The Arrest of Jesus – Luke 22:47-53
March 22 at 6:00 & 9:00 p.m. (livestream at 9:00 p.m.)
Betrayal. Violence. Miracles. Darkness. Light. These words describe the frantic moments when Jesus was arrested. Luke’s description reminds us that Jesus is the all-powerful Son of God yet humble enough to allow himself to be arrested for the sake of our salvation.
The Crucifixion of Jesus – Luke 23:32-43
March 29 at 6:00 & 9:00 p.m. (livestream at 9:00 p.m.)
In the midst of mockery, pain, and public shame, Jesus loved. He loved his enemies enough to forgive and he loved a crook enough to promise him paradise. The unfathomable love of God is on full display when Jesus dies on the cross.