Sermon Title – iSurrender: Someone’s Gotta Be In Charge
Preacher: Pastor Ryan Krauss
Scripture: Matthew 6:19-24
Description: Lent is a season in the Christian community that is all about preparation. Easter is coming; Easter is when we celebrate Jesus Christ’s victory over the power of Sin and Death by his resurrection from the dead. Lent, the 40 days (excluding Sundays) leading up to Easter is an opportunity to reflect and evaluate our own relationships with God, consider what sins separating us from Grace, and to return to God’s love in repentance and surrender.
All this Lent we will be talking about surrender, about handing the keys back over to God. Whether we like to admit it or not, the idea of being 100% in control of our own lives is a myth. Someone or something tends to be in charge. The question we face is not whether something ‘calls the shots,’ but who will we allow to steer our spiritual and moral compasses? If someone has to be in charge, perhaps it is prime time to surrender again to the Master who loved us so much to die for our sake, giving us new life.