Pastor Wes points out that the Gospel Lesson of the seed being planted in the ground is not about death, but about potential and life. Using the Latin phrase "Posse Vollo Es," he points out we all have God given potentals that we can choose to use to God's glory. He concludes the Gospel is about discipleship.
Pastor Wes relates how Jesus tells Nicodemus to let go of his preconceived ideas about God to experience God in new ways. Likewise, we too need to let go of our expectations to discover the many ways God acts in our world.
Pastor Wes discusses what it means to "take up the cross." He points out that it means we have a decision to make: whether we will follow the dog eat dog world view of survival of the fittest, or will we follow God's view of taking care of the least among us.