Sermon: A Clean Heart, a Right Spirit
Theme: We submit ourselves to Christ’s renewing presence that sets us free from our sins.
Purpose: The congregation will choose to open themselves to God’s renewal through self-examination and prayer.
Scriptures: Joel 2:1-2, 12-17 A call for a fast and repentance before God.
Psalm 51 A Psalm of repentance.
Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21 Instructions for Fasting and for focusing on our relationship with Christ.
Are we really happy and joyful in our relationships with God and with the people around us? How do we move from feelings of insecurity, hostility, and fear to a place of love and wholeness? What is it that keeps disrupting our ability to have healthy community and good relationships? What is it we need to identify in order to grow and change? What is the path that will take us to a place of feeling good about ourselves and others?