Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life

Author: Donald S. Whitney
Publisher: Tyndale House
ISBN: 9781612917535
Release Date: 2014-05-23
Genre: Religion

Drawn from a rich heritage, Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life will guide you through a carefully selected array of disciplines. By illustrating why the disciplines are important, showing how each one will help you grow in godliness, and offering practical suggestions for cultivating them, Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life will provide you with a refreshing opportunity to become more like Christ and grow in character and maturity. Now updated and revised to equip a new generation of readers, this anniversary edition features in-depth discussions on each of the key disciplines.

Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life Study Guide

Author: Donald S. Whitney
Publisher: Tyndale House
ISBN: 9781612917566
Release Date: 2014-05-23
Genre: Religion

This updated companion guide to Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life (see description below) takes you through a carefully selected array of disciplines that will help you grow in godliness. Ideal for personal or small-group use. Drawn from a rich heritage, Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life will guide you through a carefully selected array of disciplines. By illustrating why the disciplines are important, showing how each one will help you grow in godliness, and offering practical suggestions for cultivating them, Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life will provide you with a refreshing opportunity to become more like Christ and grow in character and maturity. Now updated and revised to equip a new generation of readers, this anniversary edition features in-depth discussions on each of the key disciplines.

Spiritual Disciplines within the Church

Author: Donald S. Whitney
Publisher: Moody Publishers
ISBN: 9781575675718
Release Date: 1996-09-10
Genre: Religion

'You're worth it.' 'You deserve a break today.' 'Do something nice for yourself.' Commonly heard phrases in this society committed to self-gratification and individual rights. Doing things for other people is a waste of precious time, and asking for help, weak. So how do we build the church described in the Scriptures? In this day and age, how can we be a genuine community based on self-sacrifice and mutual commitment? In Spiritual Disciplines Within the Church, seminary professor, author, and former pastor Don Whitney shows us how to build a sense of community and be active participants instead of passive attendees. Whitney looks at such frequently asked questions as: Why can't I get by on my own? Why should I go to church? Why should I give of myself to the church? Why do I need to worship in church? Couldn't I just worship in nature? Why does it matter whether I become a member of the church?Committed love must mark the local expression of the body of Christ. By putting spiritual disciplines into practice in the church, congregations can return to the depth of community present in the New Testament church, where they 'devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.'

Ten Questions to Diagnose Your Spiritual Health

Author: Donald Whitney
Publisher: Tyndale House
ISBN: 9781615214594
Release Date: 2014-02-27
Genre: Religion

Are you spiritually healthy or just spiritually busy? This book’s 10 probing questions will help you look beyond your spiritual activity to assess the true state of your spiritual health and help you on your journey of spiritual transformation. See how the spiritual disciplines—including prayer, worship, and meditation—can take your spiritual health from fair to excellent.

Simplify Your Spiritual Life

Author: Donald Whitney
Publisher: Tyndale House
ISBN: 9781617471971
Release Date: 2014-02-27
Genre: Religion

Jesus faced incredible challenges and suffered agonizing trials, but there was simplicity in His relationship with His Father that we can emulate. And in that simplicity, we can realize our greatest fulfillment as believers. If your Bible study seems tedious and your prayer life wearisome, stop and rediscover how rewarding the simple Christian life can be.

Spiritual Growth

Author: Brene Brown
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 1500644315
Release Date: 2014-07-25
Genre: Religion

Spiritual Growth: Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life - Spiritual Guidance and Spiritual Inspiration Whether you are a new believer or have matured in your Christian faith, no matter what your level of spiritual growth, there are important principles that your Christian life has to be built upon for you to live a life that glorifies Jesus and a life that is in line with the principles of the Gospel. Christianity is built upon the principles of the word of God. Faith in God requires that we believe his word and live our lives based on the standard of his word. And as we apply the principles of his word, we grow in our spiritual gifts and the Holy Spirit strengthens us in our character to becoming more like God the Son and God the Father. Continuous bible study becomes our habit as the Holy Spirit increases our hunger and intense desire for the word of God. As we spend more time in his word, our lives become transformed into his likeness and we begin to experience peace of mind, unexplainable joy and happiness. The word of God commands us to grow in the knowledge of his word. We are to grow in every aspect of our lives. We are to grow in our discernment and in our wisdom. This Christian book contains spiritual guidance and spiritual inspiration you need for your faith in God to be strengthened as a Christian as you pursue your spiritual journey to spiritual maturity and spiritual growth. Spiritual Growth: Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life - Spiritual Guidance and Spiritual Inspiration Tags: christian book, Christianity, Christian, Christian life, Faith in God, Church, Spiritual growth, Christian faith, Born again christian, Spirituality, spiritual gifts, bible study, spiritual inspiration, the holy spirit, spiritual guidance, personal growth, spiritual journey, spiritually, spiritual books, gospel, Jesus, Christian book, Spiritual development, Worship, Christian living, Live like a christian, Christian way of life, Life of Jesus, Peace of mind, Finding strength, Emotional balance, Happiness, God the Son, God the Father, Religion, Salvation, Word of God, Inspirational prayer, books online, ebooks, christian quotes, kindle books, inspirational books, inspirational quotes, inspirational messages

Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life Study Guide

Author: Donald S. Whitney
Publisher: Tyndale House
ISBN: 9781612917566
Release Date: 2014-05-23
Genre: Religion

This updated companion guide to Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life (see description below) takes you through a carefully selected array of disciplines that will help you grow in godliness. Ideal for personal or small-group use. Drawn from a rich heritage, Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life will guide you through a carefully selected array of disciplines. By illustrating why the disciplines are important, showing how each one will help you grow in godliness, and offering practical suggestions for cultivating them, Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life will provide you with a refreshing opportunity to become more like Christ and grow in character and maturity. Now updated and revised to equip a new generation of readers, this anniversary edition features in-depth discussions on each of the key disciplines.

The Life You ve Always Wanted

Author: John Ortberg
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 9780310565895
Release Date: 2009-05-18
Genre: Religion

You Can Live a Deeper, More Spiritual Life Right Where You Are.An expanded edition with a new chapter on prayer and discussion questionsThe heart of Christianity is transformation—a relationship with God that impacts not just our “spiritual lives,” but every aspect of living. John Ortberg calls readers back to the dynamic heartbeat of Christianity—God’s power to bring change and growth—and reveals both the how and why of transformation.With a new chapter on prayer and added discussion questions, this expanded edition of The Life You’ve Always Wanted offers modern perspectives on the ancient path of the spiritual disciplines. But this is more than just a book about things to do to be a good Christian. It’s a road map toward true transformation that starts not with the individual but with the object of the journey—Jesus Christ. As with a marathon runner, the secret to winning the race lies not in trying harder, but in training consistently—training with the spiritual disciplines. The disciplines are neither taskmasters nor an end in themselves. Rather they are exercises that build strength and endurance for the road of growth. The fruit of the Spirit—joy, peace, kindness, etc.—are the signposts along the way.Paved with humor and sparkling anecdotes, The Life You’ve Always Wanted is an encouraging and challenging approach to a Christian life that’s worth living—a life on the edge that fills an ordinary world with new meaning, hope, change, and joy.

The Workbook on Spiritual Disciplines

Author: Maxie Dunnam
Publisher: Upper Room Books
ISBN: 0835804798
Release Date: 1984
Genre: Religion

The Workbook on Spiritual Disciplines is a six-week study on spiritual disciplines for the enhancement of the devotional life. It is designed to be used by small groups, especially in the local church setting.Maxie Dunnam believes that discipline is required for the Christian life. But discipline is not to be seen as a religious practice that has merit within itself; it is a means to an end. The end toward which the discipline takes us is to grow spiritually, to mature in our Christian faith and life, to be alive in Christ.

Spiritual Disciplines Handbook

Author: Adele Ahlberg Calhoun
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 9780830899111
Release Date: 2015-12-19
Genre: Religion

Maybe you long for a more intimate prayer life or deeper insight from God's Word but just don't know how to get there. Or maybe you want to learn about new spiritual disciplines like visio divina, unplugging or attentiveness. In Spiritual Disciplines Handbook Adele Calhoun gives us directions for our continuing journey toward intimacy with Christ. While the word discipline may make us want to run and hide, the author shows how desires and discipline work together to lead us to the transformation we're longing for—the transformation only Christ can bring. Instead of just giving information about spiritual disciplines, this handbook is full of practical, accessible guidance that helps you actually practice them. With over 80,000 copies in print, this well-loved catalog of seventy-five disciplines has been revised throughout and expanded to include thirteen new disciplines along with a new preface by the author. Mothers, fathers, plumbers, nurses, students—we're all on a journey. And spiritual disciplines are for all of us who desire to know Christ deeply and be like him. Here is direction for our desire, leading us to the ultimate destination: more of Christ himself.

Spiritual Disciplines

Author: Rose Publishing
Publisher: Rose Publishing Inc
ISBN: 9781628621112
Release Date: 2014-07-07
Genre: Religion

The Spiritual Disciplines Pamphlet explains the classic spiritual disciplines that help us follow Jesus: Scripture reading, prayer, fasting, worship, solitude, and evangelism. The Spiritual Disciplines Pamphlet makes an excellent handout or Bible study on Christian maturity for a small group or Sunday school class. It addresses questions such as: What does it mean to be Jesus' disciples in the twenty-first century? Do spiritual disciplines look different in an electronic age? How can spiritual disciplines be a joy, not a legalistic burden? Includes an explaination and advice on these Spiritual Disciplines: • Bible Reading/Study • Prayer • Fasting • Worship • Service • Solitutude • Discernment • Evangelism Each Spiritual Discipline includes: • Examples from people in the Bible • Tips for getting started • How each discipline helps us to have a Christ-focused life Discussion Questions • Scripture Reading: Read two of the Bible passages from the list on page 5. In your opinion, what is the message of these passages? Read the section on “The Disciplines Today.” Some people love to read the Bible; others see it as a challenge. What ideas might work for those who struggle? • Prayer: Read one of the Psalms listed at the top of page 6 and pick one other Bible passage in that section. What is the writer of the Psalms expressing in his prayer? Is he being honest with God about his emotions and problems? In what way does this change your view of prayer? What attitude should we have? What kinds of prayers should we avoid? Pick one of the ideas in “The Disciplines Today” and share how you might apply it. • Fasting: Choose two of the passages at the top of page 8 to read. Why did these people choose to fast? Now look at the quote. How can we keep our focus on the right thing? Fasting is one of the most neglected of the Spiritual Disciplines, but it is excellent for teaching us self-control. Look at the tips. How might you practice the discipline of fasting? • Worship: People worship in many ways as we can see from the biblical examples at the top of page 9. Which of these suit your personality and circumstances the most? Look at the first point under “The Disciplines Today.” In practical ways, how can we develop the right attitudes? When we worship in a group, the experience is often different from our private times of worship. What are the benefits of each? • Service: Jesus could have forced and bullied everyone into obeying him. Yet he did not. He chose to be a servant. Pick one of the passages from the Biblical Basis section at the top of page 10, and explain how Jesus' leadership is different from the kind of leadership found in the world today. Read the tips on page 10. How will you serve others in a way that imitates Jesus? • Solitude: Many biblical leaders sought to be alone with God. Pick one of the examples on page 11 and note anything of interest to you. If you are the type of person who likes having a lot of noise in your life, how do you practice solitude? What are the benefits of going off by yourself and praying and resting? • Discernment: Look at the examples of biblical discernment at the top of page 12. Read both of the last two bullet points in the Biblical Basis section. What does discernment mean and how does it look today? Some people seem to have the spiritual gift of discernment, but all believers can be more discerning in general. Why is it important to discuss issues with other believers? • Evangelism: Read all of the points at the top of page 13. What did Jesus teach? Look at the tips. What do you see as the most important? It is often easiest and most natural to share your own story with close friends. Do you ever sense an opportunity to discuss spiritual matters? Perfect for discipleship or small groups.

Practices of Love

Author: Kyle David Bennett
Publisher: Brazos Press
ISBN: 9781493409587
Release Date: 2017-08-22
Genre: Religion

Spiritual disciplines are often viewed primarily as a means to draw us closer to God. While these practices do deepen and enrich our "vertical" relationship with God, Kyle David Bennett argues that they were originally designed to positively impact our "horizontal" relationships--with neighbors, strangers, enemies, friends, family, animals, and even the earth. Bennett explains that this "horizontal" dimension has often been overlooked or forgotten in contemporary discussions of the spiritual disciplines. This book offers an alternative way of understanding the classic spiritual disciplines that makes them relevant, doable, and meaningful for everyday Christians. Bennett shows how the disciplines are remedial practices that correct the malformed ways we do everyday things, such as think, eat, talk, own, work, and rest. Through personal anecdotes, engagement with Scripture, and vivid cultural references, he invites us to practice the spiritual disciplines wholesale and shows how changing the way we do basic human activities can bring healing, renewal, and transformation to our day-to-day lives and the world around us.

Spiritual Disciplines Companion

Author: Jan Johnson
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 0830866930
Release Date: 2012-05-25
Genre: Religion

Spiritual disciplines connect us to the God who wants to transform our souls. We discover these time-tested practices in the Bible as we look at the everyday ways Jesus related to God. These companion studies and exercises will help you to explore sixteen core practices. Three segments on each practice (a total of forty-eight sessions) allow space to go beyond superficial understanding and to begin to live in a new way. Jan Johnson, a seasoned writer in both the areas of spiritual formation and Bible study, has created a unique mix of inductive Bible study, guided meditation and transformational exercises spanning all the styles of learning and offering something for everyone. You can use this book effectively on your own or with a group. Discover what it means to live in the grace and light of God's transforming presence. Also available: The Spiritual Disciplines Bible Studies series of eight titles offers these studies in six-week guides with notes for leaders included. Explore silence service secrecy prayer listening Bible study Scripture meditation community submission reflection confession fasting simplicity worship celebration