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Chapter 4 – Sharing the Love of the Trinity

From the book Relational Holiness – Responding to the Call of Love by Thomas J. Oord and Michael Lodahl “God is Love” is the single most important description of God in all of scripture. The Three-Personal God by C. S. Lewis (13:36) The following are the scripture references presented in the video. The x:xx is…

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Chapter 2 – Searching for the Core

From the book Relational Holiness – Responding to the Call of Love by Thomas J. Oord and Michael Lodahl “You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.” Inigo Montoya – Princess Bride. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wujVMIYzYXg “The very credentials these people are waving around as something special, I’m tearing up…

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Chapter 1 – Pygmies and Atoms

From the book Relational Holiness – Responding to the Call of Love by Thomas J. Oord and Michael Lodahl Consecrated to God’s service, and conforming all things to the will of God (Romans 6:19, 6:22; Ephesians 1:4; Titus 1:8; 1 Peter 1:15-16). Personal holiness is a work of gradual development. Holiness carries on under many hindrances, hence the frequent admonitions…

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Relational Holiness – Responding to the Call of Love

By  Thomas Jay Oord and Michael Lodahl This study calls us to center our understanding and practice of Christian holiness where John Wesley did – in the love of God and neighbor. It also highlights Wesley’s wisdom about the vital role of spiritual practices in nurturing and shaping this love. Relational Holiness offers insight and evidence…

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Uncomfortable – The Awkward and Essential Challenge of Christian Community

By Brett McCracken It’s easy to dream about the “perfect” church–a church that sings just the right songs set to just the right music before the pastor preaches just the right sermon to a room filled with just the right mix of people who happen to agree with you on just about everything. Chances are…

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Chapter 3 – Uncomfortable Holiness

From the book: “Uncomfortable: The Awkward and Essential Challenge of Christian Community” by Brett McCracken From Relational Holiness by Thomas Jay Oord and Michael Lodahl “When you love others, you complete what the law has been after all along… When you add up everything in the law code, the sum total is love.” (Romans 13:8-10, The…