Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Next Sermon Series at Grace

I thought some of you might want to hear what we are all working on around here for July and August.

Steps to Wholiness

Holiness or righteousness is a way of life for Disciples. Hundred and thousands of book have been written on the topic of Holiness. Anglican Bishop JC Lyle (1816-1900) once wrote that "Holiness is the habit of being of one mind with God, according as we find His mind described in Scripture. It is the habit of agreeing in God’s judgment, hating what He hates, loving what He loves, and measuring everything in this world by the standard of His Word. He who most entirely agrees with God, he is the most holy man." Once we accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior, we are a new creation. As a new creation, we take steps toward God. God draws us in, and as we respond, our hearts, minds and souls begin to better understand His will. Doing God's will on earth leads us to amazing blessings and spiritual depth that moves us forward, even during our greatest struggles. We become the light of Christ on this earth so that others may be drawn into the presence of God.

July 13 Accepting the Whole Love of God
July 20 Get In the Game
July 27 Where Do I Fit In?
August 3 Restraining Your Lesser Self
August 10 What to Do When Your World Collapses
August 17 A Love Worth Giving
August 24 Joy-filled Wholiness As a Way of Life

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