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"If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory." - Colossians 3:1-4 

 

Jan 22, 2017

John 19:1-42
After this, Jesus, knowing that all was now finished, said (to fulfill the Scripture), "I thirst." A jar full of sour wine stood there, so they put a sponge full of the sour wine on a hyssop branch and held it to his mouth. When Jesus had received the sour wine, he said, "It is finished," and he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.

As the people of God, should we die any differently than others? What if you are terrified about death? What if you are all too eager for it? What if you are numb to it for all the family that has already died? What and how should following Christ inform our death as an event? This Sunday we will be asking the morbid question of Christ, "Lord, teach us to die." Unlike the celibate Rabbi, who never had sex, we can look to Jesus' death as the place to find some clues to how we can approach our own end. Join us as we worship the creator and consider what it means to pass on to eternity.