Stepping Into Life

February 18, 2024 to March 31, 2024

The story of God-as-one-of-us is a story about redemption, or salvation, or liberation; it’s a story about how we are freed from the brokenness of the world and empowered to live in the world as it should be. It is a story about how love becoming human helps humanity become more loving.

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Stepping Into Death

The God who is love comes into the world as one of us in the person of Jesus Christ. And the hard part about Lent is that we know what is going to happen: before the one in whom the divine and the human—the holy and broken—meet comes back to life in the glory of the resurrection… he is going to die.

The Good Shepherd

The God who is love comes into the world as one of us in the person of Jesus Christ: not as a conquerer, not as a mascot, but as a good shepherd. In Christ, God gathers creation together. In Christ, God cares for creation from the side of creation. In Christ, God lays down their life for creation. And that is an idea that we can barely wrap our heads around.

Flipping the Script

The God who is love comes into the world as one of us in the person of Jesus Christ and reverses the ways of the broken world. It isn’t that the greatest are those who are served; instead the greatest are those who serve others. It isn’t that everyone who is not for Christ is against him; instead everyone who is not against him is for him. We imitate Christ by serving one another; we imitate Christ by welcoming all.

The True Vine

The God who is love comes into the world as one of us in the person of Jesus Christ and commands us to abide in love. We are planted in love. We are watered by love. We are rooted in love. And because we abide in love, we bear the fruit of love. That is how people know that we are Christians: by our extravagant, abundant, outlandish, reckless love.

Following the Savior

The God who is love comes into the world as one of us in the person of Jesus Christ and calls us to follow him: to drink from his cup, to be baptized with his baptism, to serve as he serves. The Christ who we imagine as a conquerer is easy. The Christ who we imagine as a mascot is simple. The Christ who calls us to follow him is hard. But it is that Christ who leads to life.

The Peaceful Revolutionary

The God who is love comes into the world as one of us in the person of Jesus Christ and starts a revolution of love. The world as it is fears that. The powers of sin and death and everything that makes life less fear that. And, sometimes, we fear that. But the revolution of love is the a revolution of extravagant, abundant, outlandish, reckless life. It is, in other words, a resurrection.

Stepping Into Life

The God who is love comes into the world as one of us in the person of Jesus Christ and defeats the powers of sin and death and everything that makes life less. Even after we betray him, and crucify him, and bury him, he gets up and invites us to be his people. Life is here! Love is here! Resurrection is here! Spread the good news!