Words to the Cross Study

February 10, 2021 3:13 pm

Wednesdays, 7 pm to 8:30 pm, February 24 through March 31 via Zoom

Often during Holy Week, typically on Good Friday, the church will observe “The Last Seven Words” of Jesus. These are the last phrases Jesus uttered while he suffered and died on the cross. The late Dr. J. Ellsworth Kalas, once a professor of preaching at Asbury Theological Seminary devised a concept of Words to the Cross. These words to the cross, such as a Word of Scorn, the Word of Indifference, and a Word of Testimony will provide the basis for the messages during Lent.  Dr. Kalas’ work will also provide the basis for this Lenten Study.

To sign up, email Pastor Jack (jmannschreck@waterfordcumc.org)

The dates, topics, and scriptures are:

  • February 24 – The Word of Contempt based on Matthew 27:39-44
  • March 3 – A Late Word of Valor based on John 19:1-22   
  • March 10 – A Word of Indifference based on John 19:23-27
  • March 17 – A Word of Faith based on Luke 23:32-43
  • March 24 – A Word of Witness based on Mark 15:33-39
  • March 31 – A Word of Courage based on Mark 15:42-47