Lenten Series: "Chocolate for Lent: Taking On vs Giving Up"
Sacred Scripture: John 12:12-16
Overview: Rather than looking to false spiritual authorities such as mediums and celebrities that try to provide connections to God, Jesus reveals a God who both rules and suffers with humanity.
Human Need: Our culture has a strong need for spiritual authority.
Community Challenge: Teach people that authority and the servanthood of Jesus is the way of authentic power and not weakness.