The Message. Our worship services center around God and his Word. In John 10, Jesus says, “My sheep listen to my voice.” In Romans 10 we read, “…faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word of Christ.” In worship then, to honor our Savior and to enrich our faith, we meditate on God’s Word as it is read, sung and proclaimed in a message (devotion, sermon). At Cross of Christ our messages reflect these basic truths:
1.) We have sinned against God and deserve his punishment.
2.) God’s mercy is infinitely greater than our sin, and He has freely forgiven our sins by taking our punishment for us and crediting us with His holiness and perfection (through faith).
3.) As we Christians apply these first two truths to our lives, we are motivated to give thanks to God and love him in return for his love shown to us in Jesus. God teaches us very practical ways to live for Him every day. God also gives us incredible promises and special comforts to guide and bless us in our daily tasks.
All these points are shared each week in practical messages for all people.