Why do you need a Savior?
You have made us for yourself, O Lord, and our hearts are restless until they rest in you.
I need my Savior because my Savior needs me.
Charley (music director):
I need a Savior because salvation from sin is a universal need.
Denise (music minister):
I need a Savior because I am flawed and need forgiveness, refuge, and strength.
Dietrich Bonhoeffer (pastor, theologian, and martyr):
I am lonely, but You do not leave me;
I am feeble in heart, but with You there is help;
I am restless, but with You there is peace.
I am a sinner, but I trust in the infinite mercy and patience of our Lord Jesus Christ.
I need a Savior because I need his loving example for how to try and live my life.
Sr. Kathleen (associate minister):
I need a Savior because good intentions are not enough. As much as I try to overcome my shortcomings, I cannot do it without the grace God gives.
Kathy (assistant to the leadership team):
I need a Savior because I have only scratched the surface of the person God is calling me to be.
Kathy (coordinator of volunteers):
I need a Savior because my life is imperfect and I need to ask for help every day, while being grateful for the times of joy.
Mary (administrative assistant):
I need a Savior because without the guidance and loving care of our Savior, I would not be fulfilling his call to continued conversion and holiness, which brings joy, peace, fulfillment, and happiness to me and to God.
Matt Maher (musician):
Without You I fall apart
You're the One that guides my heart
I don’t have what it takes. I can will it, but I can’t do it. I decide to do good, but I don’t really do it; I decide not to do bad, but then I do it anyway. (Romans 7:18-20; The Message translation).
Rachel (associate minister):
I need a Savior because my perspective is so limited, and on my own I am selfish and afraid--I need Christ to show me what really matters and to teach me to give generously and love courageously.
Sidewalk Prophets (musicians):
When you are with me
Fr. Thom (pastor):
I need a Savior because, even though many people may not realize it by observing me, on the inside I don't feel like I can manage many things in my life, and I depend on the Lord’s help every day.
I need the Savior’s strength to be the person God wants me to be.
Take your next step: What about you? Why do you need a Savior? Listen to the song “Lord, I Need You,” and finish this sentence for yourself: “I need a Savior because…”