EMBRACING THE UNCERTAIN
2020 Lenten Worship Series
Just turning on the news shows that we live in uncertain times. Economic instabilities, eruptions of violence, and natural catastrophes can alter the lives and landscapes of entire communities. Our individual lives are often just as unsteady: relationships can break, plans can falter, and confidence can fail. Most of us find uncertainty to be uncomfortable, preferring stability and a predictable future to an unknown fate. We are wired to want to control our destiny. Embracing the Uncertain, our theme for our Lenten series, invites you to take a different perspective. Instead of ignoring or hiding from life’s uncertainties, you can engage them with confidence and find a stronger faith along the way.
In Embracing the Uncertain, we will explore six stories in the Gospels as Jesus travels toward Jerusalem, where he will be crucified. These stories are signposts in the gospel narrative, pointing down at a world filled with uncertainty, yet pointing us forward to a cross that can show us how to follow Jesus with courage, obedience, and the hope of the resurrection.
In our fast-changing, unpredictable world there are few guarantees in life. It’s those who are willing to embrace uncertainty and make the risky decision to follow Jesus despite the many unknowns who will reap the greatest rewards.
This series is based on Magrey deVega’s book: Embracing the Uncertain: A Lenten Study for Unsteady Times.
Worship Outlines contain:
- Song Options
- Calls to Worship/Scripture/Responsive Readings
- Embracing the Uncertain Prayer Focuses
- Sample Sermons by Magrey deVega
Thanks to the Corps and Community Mission Department of The Salvation Army USA Central Territory for providing these materials. Resources may be found on Music and Creative Arts Department website: https://www.samusiccentral.org/lent-worship-series