Today is the start of a new series called “RAD.” This is an 80’s word, short for “radical” which means extreme. We will be discussing God’s radical love for us and how it was demonstrated by sacrifice.
We will be discussing the concept of closed-fist (selfishness) and open-fist (able to give generously), and as a note for our Deaf congregation, you can see this whole concept in the sign SACRIFICE. The sign starts with closed fists, showing something held close or dear, and then changes to open hands to show letting go of that cherished object. That is the kind of giving that we will learn about today – God letting go of something He cherished (his son) to save us. That’s rad!