Lent to Easter 2016 (6 of 7) / by David Flowers

Sermon Series:  Living Ink: Learning to Live in God's Story
Sermon Title:  The Testing of Your Allegiance (6 of 7)
Scripture Reading:  Luke 22:14-23, 31-34, 39-46; Romans 1:16; Philippians 1:27-30

Lent is a 40-day season when the church commemorates the time Jesus spent in solitude, in silence, and fasting in the wilderness. Jesus prepared himself in the wilderness for what the Father had for him in his life and ministry. In this season of wandering and preparation, we are invited to make room for God’s Spirit as we allow him to become the source of our strength and the Lord of our lives. In our Living Ink worship series, we will discover through the Scriptures that God is the Author of a grand narrative—a tale that encompasses all our struggles, pain, joys, and victories. This Author calls us to co-authorship, using our very lives to continue the Kingdom mission and vision of Jesus in a world poised for resurrection.

Jesus extended a high invitation and challenge to his disciples all throughout his ministry. He repeatedly proves not to be the Messiah they expected, and so many desert him along the way. This was never more apparent than it was during the hot political climate of Passion Week. In The Testing of Your Allegiance (6 of 7), pastor David encourages us to faithfully live into God’s story by letting the demands of the real Jesus trump all other allegiances. Listen to David and view the slides.