Our sermon this Sunday comes from the conversation Jesus had with a Jewish leader named Nicodemus. We would call Nicodemus a seeker- one who was curious about who Jesus was and what he stood for. Nicodemus begins what seems to be a pretty safe conversation but very quickly gets in over his head. To help Nicodemus understand God’s way of salvation, Jesus reminds him of an Old Testament story. In the story, Moses makes a bronze serpent and puts it on a pole in order to stop a plague that is running rampant through the Israelites’ camp. Really! Sounds kind of crazy doesn’t it? But no more crazy than the extravagant love of a God who would die for us.
We worship together united by the Spirit of God present within each of us.