Jesus Came to Us: A 21st Century Worship Resource for the Second Sunday in Lent, Year A
Response to the Word (For John 3:1-17. May also be used as a litany or a call to worship)
Leader: At a time when humankind had exhausted its own efforts to know and be known by God, the Word became flesh and lived among us. (John 1:14.) Jesus came to us; God with us, revealing God to us.
People: Jesus came to us, the ultimate act of hospitality.
Leader: Jesus remained with us for a time, in spite of our dull understanding and willful acts against God. He emptied himself, taking the form of a slave, being born in human likeness. He humbled himself and submitted to the humiliation of death on a cross. (Philippians 2:6-8.)
People: Jesus came to us in the ultimate act of self-sacrifice.
Leader: Jesus came to us as the ultimate expression of love.
All: "For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life" (John 3:16 NRSV).