Service Readings: March 27, 2016

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Service Summary

Service Theme: Death & Life
Sermon Series: What Happens
Installment: What happens when you die?

Opening Reading

"Visitation," by Mark Doty

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Sermon Text

Matthew 16:21-26

From that time on Jesus began to explain to his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and suffer many things at the hands of the elders, the chief priests and the teachers of the law, and that he must be killed and on the third day be raised to life.

Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him. “Never, Lord!” he said. “This shall never happen to you!”

Jesus turned and said to Peter, “Get behind me, Satan! You are a stumbling block to me; you do not have in mind the concerns of God, but merely human concerns.”

Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will find it. What good will it be for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul?

(NIV)

Image Credit

Waiting for the thaw: Jack Mayer; CC BY-NC-SA 2.0