March 18 EncourageOgram


Good Morning!

As we consider the death of our Savior this Lenten season, reflect on these words of Martin Luther:

“God is grieved on account of our sin.  Sin is such a pain to God, it saddens him so much, that he would himself be tortured and bodily die so that he might thereby wipe out a person’s sin! ” 

This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. 

NIV  1 John 4:9-10

Hallelujah What a Savior!  by Philip Bliss

“Man of Sorrows!” what a name
For the Son of God, who came
Ruined sinners to reclaim.
Hallelujah! What a Savior!

Bearing shame and scoffing rude,
In my place condemned He stood;
Sealed my pardon with His blood.
Hallelujah! What a Savior!

Guilty, vile, and helpless we;
Spotless Lamb of God was He;
“Full atonement!” can it be?
Hallelujah! What a Savior!

Lifted up was He to die;
“It is finished!” was His cry;
Now in Heav’n exalted high.
Hallelujah! What a Savior!

When He comes, our glorious King,
All His ransomed home to bring,
Then anew His song we’ll sing:
Hallelujah! What a Savior!

This Sunday’s sermon is on John 8:12 – I am the light of the world.

I encourage each of us to reflect on these words as we prepare for worship.

How is Jesus like light?  What must we do to experience all the blessings that flow from Him as the light of the world?

Love and prayers,

Pastor Rick