I was interested recently to read the dedication to a grandson by Ralph W. Sockman, one of the great preachers of the last century. He served as Pastor of Christ Church (Methodist) in New York City for nearly 45 years. Sockman dedicated his book, How to Believe: The Questions that Challenge Man’s Faith Unanswered in Light of the Apostle’s Creed: “To my grandson Billy, I hope that he will someday know what he believes as firmly as he now knows what he wants”. I think that is the quest through life – to grow more confident and secure in faith.
John Wesley, founder of the Methodist movement, talked about a changed heart and the process of sanctification. Wesley’s followers were urged to meet weekly in groups to share their progress in their daily spiritual practices.
To help us here in Aztec to do this, we will be using the books by James A. Harnish, A Disciples Heart, Growing in Love and Peace, as our special 6 week Lenten Study. There is a daily workbook and a companion reader to help us in this study which the Church will provide for you. We will be meeting together in the sanctuary between 9:45 a.m and 10:45 a.m. Sunday mornings for the 6 weeks before Easter that the Church calls the season of lent. Lent comes from an old saxon word meaning “to lengthen”. Whether you already attend a Sunday School class or not, you are welcome to grow and stretch your faith during this special season of the Christian year. I hope you can join us.
Whether you already attend a Sunday School class or not, you are welcome to grow and stretch your faith during this special season of the Christian year. I hope you can join us.
Grace and Peace
Pastor Jeff Symonds