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Jan 21, 2018 Can We Hear God’s Call to Holiness?
During the month of January we are focusing on the issues that The United Methodist denomination has been struggling with for decades and whether there is a clear road forward toward reconciliation and unity.
This Sunday we'll be looking at the heart of John Wesley's message to the Church - holiness of heart and life. How does our current divide in teaching and practice relate to Wesley's idea of Perfect Love? While Wesley sought to wed the necessity of both obedience and grace in the Christian life, he was fully aware that both must be kept in balance lest obedience lead to legalism and grace to indulgence and disobedience. We see this same tension in the issues facing The United Methodist Church.
This sermon series is as important and difficult as any I've ever preached - let's all be in prayer together as we hear God's Word and will. While the issue of human sexuality has taken center stage as the heart of our division, I believe there are other deeper issues that must be addressed, including biblical authority and the place of Jesus Christ as the Son of God and Lord and Savior. I hope you'll come and listen and then join me throughout January on Sunday evenings from 5 to 6 p.m. in the sanctuary for a time of questions and discussion.
In Christ's Grace and Peace, Pastor Bob
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