Why is the Christian Life So Hard?

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The Wesleyan Way: Why is the Christian Life So Hard?

The gap between Jesus and the lifestyles of those who claim to follow Jesus can be so wide that it becomes the reason an unbelieving world does not believe. Our basic nature is not to love God and our neighbor—this is why the Christian life is hard. When Jesus redeems us, he also calls us to a new way of living. This means something very different than simply avoiding immoral actions; it means changing our hearts and lives.

2/23/2019 | 5:30 PM | Rev. Arthur Jones | Traditional
2/24/2019 | 9:30 AM | Dr. Scott Engle, Rev. Arthur Jones | Traditional
2/24/2019 | 9:30 AM | Rev. Arthur Jones | Contemporary
2/24/2019 | 11:00 AM | Rev. Arthur Jones | Contemporary

Current Series | The Wesleyan Way

Sometimes the “rules” of Christianity can seem so complex. An 18th century English pastor named John Wesley taught that the best guide for the journey of life and faith goes beyond the important forms and rituals of religion to a place of rediscovering the joy and freedom that the earliest followers of Jesus felt. Wesley sparked a worldwide revival of Christian faith by pointing to a way of following Jesus based on a real relationship where we can find God’s grace. This series looks at eight core aspects of faith that lead to a joyful and abundant life.

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Ash Wednesday

March 6, 7:00 p.m., Sanctuary

This contemplative service begins the season of Lent. Join us as we prepare to celebrate God’s marvelous redemption at Easter. 

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Shrove Tuesday

March 5, 5:30-7:00 p.m., Smith Worship Center

Come for some fun and fellowship! Eat pancakes with all the toppings. This free event is for all ages.

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Lenten Devotional

March 6-April 21

Join us this Lenten season and read a daily devotional written by St. Andrew ministry leaders.


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