Are you ready!!????
Summer is starting to wind down and First Presbyterian is getting ready to really dig into the word starting with Christian Education Sunday on September 9. This year’s theme is “Renovation of the Heart.” Our teachings will be based on the books by Dallas Willard.
Here’s the Amazon preview: As Christians, we know that we are new creations in Jesus. So we try to act differently, hoping this will make us more like Him. But changing our outward behavior doesn’t change our hearts. Only by God’s grace can we be transformed internally. Renovation of the Heart lays a biblical foundation for understanding what best-selling author Dallas Willard calls the “transformation of the spirit”―a divine process that “brings every element in our being, working from inside out, into harmony with the will of God.”
This fresh approach to spiritual growth explains the biblical reasons why Christians need to undergo change in six aspects of life: thought, feeling, will, body, social context, and soul. Willard also outlines a general pattern of transformation in each area, not as a sterile formula but as a practical process that you can follow without the guilt or perfectionism so many Christians wrestle with.
Don’t settle for complacency. Accept the challenge Renovation of the Heart offers to become an intentional apprentice of Jesus Christ, changing daily as you walk with Him.
We’ll be utilizing a companion to the book which will help us put the teachings to work in our daily lives.
This is just the beginning! Join us as we open the door to God’s word and our community.