Acting Saintly

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Saints

Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints. Psalms 116:15 ESV

Saint. It’s a not a word that we use very much in ordinary conversation. In fact, when we do, it often conjures up somewhat negative images of someone who considers themselves “holier than thou.” Alternatively, perhaps the saintly discussion revolved around a canonized Roman Catholic believer who the Catholics believe intercedes with the Lord on their behalf.

Either way, sainthood is not a hot topic in my circle of friends.

Despite that, we know that the Baptized are ALL saints; we have all been fully redeemed by the saving work of Jesus. We can’t earn salvation, nor try hard enough to deserve God’s love and forgiveness. Period, end of story. And we are constantly reminded that in this life we also remain sinners. Our tendency to do the wrong thing is still embedded in our spiritual DNA.  No wonder life can get so messy, since we live as saints and sinners simultaneously.

This Sunday (November 3rd), we get a chance to celebrate “All Saints Sunday” where we remember the life and faith of Trinity’s members who have gone on to be with the Lord in the last twelve months.  We’ll commemorate the contributions each of these saints made to our church and our community as they lived out their faith. We’ll also be reminded that they were imperfect people who worked and lived as followers of Christ, and we’ll be challenged to do the same.

So, please join us at Trinity Downtown. Our contemporary service is on Saturday at 5:00 pm, and the traditional worship services are Sunday at 8:15 am and 10:50 am. Your kids won’t want to miss our “Kingdom Quest” pre-school and student gatherings, and you’ll enjoy making new friends and learning more about your faith in our adult bible study classes, all held at 9:30 am on Sunday. Come learn how trusting God in difficult circumstances can lessen your stress load and bring deep transformation to your heart. Set aside time this weekend to celebrate with us the depth of Jesus’ love, and find out how you can live a life of significance, filled with meaning.  Come make new friends, and renew old ones.