This year during Lent, we will examine the seven last words of Christ on the cross in Seven Words: Listening to Christ From the Cross by Susan Robb.
While many of us naturally wish to avoid the reality of the cross, it’s from the cross that Jesus speaks and shows his deepest love for us. It’s from the cross that Jesus’s full humanity draws us closest to him. It’s from the cross, as Jesus breathes his last breath and speaks his last words, that his deep trust in the Father and his divine glory are revealed. Those who listen to Jesus’s last words from the cross will discover what he most wants them (the world) to hear, and they will experience an intimate and divine awe only available to those who are willing to draw near his cross.
In Seven Words, Susan Robb looks at the seven last words of Christ on the cross through a lens that finds life and hope in his final sayings, while exploring each from a biblical and historical perspective. The book brings a hopeful and contemplative take on the cross during the weeks of Lent.
This will be a Zoom class meeting on Thursday evenings at 7:00 starting February 18th and lasting for 6 weeks. The Zoom link with be included on the all church calendar for this event and forwarded a little closer to our start date. Though the book is not absolutely required to attend the class, it will certainly be helpful. Scholarships are available through Pastor Dana. Since we continue to restrict traffic at the church, it is recommended that you order your book and have it delivered directly to your home. Links to purchase:
Hope to see you soon on Zoom!