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Cultivating Faithfulness in the Midst of Impermanence

Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, and now – Faithfulness!  A strong theme is developing in this series on the Fruit of the Spirit.  When it comes to the Fruit of the Spirit we take our cues from God.  God is the source of all these good gifts.  Faithfulness finds its home in the Creator/Redeemer God of the universe.  We learn the truth about faithfulness from the One who is faithful.

Sunday, we will reflect deeply on faithfulness by noticing the problem in the world with faithfulness and parallel that with the problems with faithfulness described in Scripture.  Then we will turn to God’s grace revealed in Scripture when it comes to faithfulness and how we can cultivate faithfulness in the world through our faithful living before God and with others.

The title of the message for Sunday is Cultivating Faithfulness in the Midst of Impermanence.  In addition to Galatians 5, we will focus on the Parable of the Sower from Luke 12 and a phrase from Hebrews 10:23, “Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.”

A key to living a life of faithfulness is understanding, knowing, and believing that God is faithful.  Where is Scripture do you see God’s faithfulness to the world and to humanity?  How have you experienced God’s faithfulness in your life?  

See you Sunday! 

Pastor Mark