2014.8.12 - Children Of The Father

Rev. C. Jarrod Lies - Tue, Aug 12

Growing in our identity as Children of the Father.

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Sermon Transcript

We belong to a house that we did not create.
C.S. Lewis - Screwtape taught Wormwood to twist the meaning of the word 'my.' He is to teach humans to refer to 'my God' in the same way they refer to 'my book' - they can take God off or on the shelf as they please.
CCC 526: To become a child in relation to God is the condition for entering the kingdom.
1. Knows he belongs to a household
2. Absolute inability to provide the grace of salvation for ourselves
3. Cooperate with the grace by placing ourselves into the hands of Our Father

CCC 526: For this, we must humble ourselves and become little.
But I wish to find the way to go to Heaven by a very straight, short, completely new little way. ...I would like to find an elevator to lift me up to Jesus, for I am too little to climb the rough stairway of perfection. ... The elevator which must raise me to the heavens is Your arms, O Jesus! For that I do not need to grow; on the contrary, I must necessarily remain small, become smaller and smaller.

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