Sunday, September 7, 2008

Sermon Sketch

Another sermon sketch. David Harrop is speaking from Romans right now - I was especially struck with Romans 3 verses 23 and then 24. This is the picture that came to mind. I especially liked David's "It not about being good enough" phrase. Note my campaign buttons at the bottom.

During the worship time we sang the following song. I loved these lyrics...
"The Power of the Cross"
Words and Music by Keith Getty & Stuart Townend
Copyright © 2005 Thankyou Music

Oh, to see the dawn
Of the darkest day:
Christ on the road to Calvary.
Tried by sinful men,
Torn and beaten, then
Nailed to a cross of wood.

This, the pow'r of the cross:
Christ became sin for us;
Took the blame, bore the wrath—
We stand forgiven at the cross.

Oh, to see the pain
Written on Your face,
Bearing the awesome weight of sin.
Ev'ry bitter thought,
Ev'ry evil deed
Crowning Your bloodstained brow.

Now the daylight flees;
Now the ground beneath
Quakes as its Maker bows His head.
Curtain torn in two,
Dead are raised to life;
"Finished!" the vict'ry cry.

Oh, to see my name
Written in the wounds,
For through Your suffering I am free.
Death is crushed to death;
Life is mine to live,
Won through Your selfless love.

This, the pow'r of the cross:
Son of God—slain for us.
What a love! What a cost!
We stand forgiven at the cross.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Sermon Sketch

These are some interesting sermon notes (with apologies to Pastor David). This message was divided into two sections - the bad news and the good news. The bad news is the bottom half of the tree - notice the dead and dying leaves. The second point of the sermon was the good news that lead us into Communion. Notice the living healthy leaves on the top half of the tree.
I'm not sure how I got the tree concept into my head (family tree maybe?)...but there it is.