Open hearts. Open minds. Open doors.
Annandale United Methodist
Friday, January 18, 2019
To generously share God's love with everyone we meet

Baker's Yeast

Finding Peace through Letting Go. What a wonderful idea. As we continue through the Christmas season, and move into the New Year, how much extra baggage are we carrying? Would you like to leave some of it behind you in 2018? I think we all would. 
 
There are six words that lead to peace; “I am sorry” and “I forgive you.” We all need to learn these words. Without learning these words our lives will be more difficult than they need to be. We all want our lives to be full of joy, and less cluttered with negative feelings. This video/book study and sermon series is full of little hints that can help us to find that peace in living. 
 
 Adam Hamilton writes in his preface to the book,
 
There are many dimensions to forgiveness, and each situation in which forgiveness is required is unique; there are circumstances that that have led me to counsel individuals in different ways from what I describe in this book. But, here, we will cover the big concepts surrounding forgiveness, as well as the most common relationships in which we find ourselves needing to give or receive it.
 
We like to make resolutions for the New Year. Make forgiveness one of yours this year. In my life, I have found forgiveness the most difficult aspect of trying to grow in faith. However, it is also the most powerful and life-giving expression of faith I have ever encountered. It is worth the effort to restore and enrich our relationships through the power of forgiveness. And God has promised to be with us along the way. 
 
This New Year, make this prayer come alive in you; Lord “forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us.” 
 
May God’s Kingdom come, on earth as it is in heaven!
 
 
Pastor Paul D. Baker