Sermon Title: "Christ's Commandment"
Scripture: John 13:1-17, 31-35
Choral anthem: “Our Lord endured the Cross” Words by Bert Sratton and Stewart Harris, Music by Lloyd Larson
Our Lord endured the cross, for us He suffered loss. He bore the shame and sorrow in our place. Against a lonely sky. His cross was lifted high so all the world could know the gift of grace, so all the world could know the gift of grace. Our Lord endured the cross; He chose to die alone. Christ laid aside His starry crown and made the cross His throne. He felt the awful pain; He paid the awesome cost. To heal our hearts, He took the blame and endured the cross. The Lord was mocked with scorn, He wore a crown of thorns. Upon the cross in agony He cried. Upon that lonely hill He did His Father’s will. And still today His arms are open wide; and still today His arms are open wide…Amazing love! How can it be that Thou my God, should die for me?...