The Virtuous Life

The Virtuous Life | Sunday | November 11 | 10:00 am | Great Hall

Rev Doyt L Conn, Jr

God desires holiness, purity, and virtue in our lives. A holy life has been defined as life that is functional and healthy and whole. But holiness, or purity of heart, is not merely obedience to certain rules – remember Jesus’ chastening of the Pharisees when he pointed out the difference between the “letter of the law” and the “spirit of the law.” Jesus openly challenged the division between inward purity and outward ritual. But Jesus also said not keeping the commandments is not even an option. In the Holiness Tradition, (aka the Virtuous Life), willing obedience to God comes from yielding our lives to God.