“And now, Lord, look at their threats, and grant to Your servants to speak Your Word with all boldness, while You stretch out Your hand to heal, and signs and wonders are performed through the name of Your Holy servant Jesus.” Acts 4:29-31 (NRSV)
“Listening God, You invite us to pray, to call on You and change our world. How bored You must be with our sometimes safe and harmless prayers. Saturate our lives with the Holy Spirit so that we know what to pray, who to pray for, and how best to pray. Holy Spirit, shake up the ways we pray, quicken our hearts and expanding our expectations so that we may live our faith more boldly. Amen.” (Westminster Large Catechism 182)
Blessings Pastor Robert
“Breathe on us, breath of God; infuse our everyday lives with a majesty and glory that comes from your Holy Spirit dwelling in us. Fill our lives with a boldness that isn’t bluster but simply the overflow of Your eternal life in us. Amen.” (Belgic Confession 11)
Blessings Pastor Robert
“Giver of every good gift, You never send your people off empty-handed but always fit them with good things—Your guiding presence in the fiery cloud, the manna that rained down from heaven on the wilderness trek. Thank you for pouring out Your Holy Spirit and all His gifts for the journeys you send us on. Make us freely generous with all Your gifts to bless the world, the very reason for which you sent us. Amen. (HC 51-Heidelberg Catechism)
Blessings, Pastor Robert
This weeks’ message from Rev. Norman Shaw takes a look at “Holiness” as one of the “5 Characteristics of a Christian.” He points out that this series of messages are not a “how to” manual, rather an exploration of what characteristics should be found in us as Christians.
You will find this message to be a blessings, challenge, and an encouragement to you as you “Journey with Jesus.”
I invite you to like this post, leave a comment or prayer request (I would love the opportunity to pray with you). Also, I invite you to like the video on YouTube and to subscribe to the Keswick Chapel channel.
Blessings to you,
Pastor Robert Wallace
I am the Lead Pastor for the Keswick Chapel ministry of Charlottesville First Church of the Nazarene (CFCN) in Keswick, VA. This is the announcement for the third message in a series called “5 Characteristics of a Christian,” preached by Rev. Norman Shaw for our ministry in the month of May.
His message this week is “Humility.” Rev. Shaw considers this message the cornerstone of the series. You will not want to miss this message! All of his messages for the Keswick Chapel are available on the Facebook page for CFCN at: https://www.facebook.com/cvillenaz/ or on our YouTube channel by searching for Keswick Chapel. Select “Keswick Chapel a Ministry of CFCN”
We release these messages every Saturday morning at 9 am.