Sunday Worship Message, “Hearts of Stone”
Journey of Stones Week #4: 4th Sunday in Lent
Bringing us a reminder of Ash Wednesday, Bob will bring the message about hearts of stone. When challenged about their legalism – the rule-following – rather than the intention behind it – to be Christ-centered, just and compassionate – the Pharisees’ hearts were hardened, and they responded with ridicule and criticism and rejection. What’s more important? The law or the spirit of the law?
Has there ever been a time in your life when “the curtains were opened up” and you had a clear view of Jesus, as Peter did? When did that happen? What did you see? Next week, we will be challenged to consider our own answer to the question, “Who do you say Jesus is?” Hopefully, our answer will reflect Peter’s – not a guess based on what others say. Our stones we leave will be those of unbelief, insecurity, and/or lack of courage.