Articles tagged 'spiritual disciplines'

How Does the Disciple Live?

Article (Christianity)

How the disciple lives naturally comes out of who the disciple is. As Jesus’ disciple, I am his apprentice in kingdom living. I am learning from him how to lead my life in the Kingdom of the Heavens as...

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Human Body and Spiritual Growth (The)

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"Spiritual formation" is the process through which those who love and trust Jesus Christ effectively take on His character. When this process is what it should be, they increasingly live their lives as He would if He were in their...

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Idaho Springs Inquiries Concerning Spiritual Formation

Article (Christianity)

In the fall of 1999 a small group of Christian teachers gathered in retreat near Idaho Springs, Colorado to prayerfully reflect on the meaning and prospects of Christian spiritual formation today. With no human authority, but deep concern for the life...

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Key to the Keys of the Kingdom (The)

Article (Christianity)

A pastor confided in me that he loved to spend a short while reading the newspaper in the morning, but felt it would be irresponsible. This was only one of many things he either denied himself or felt guilty about...

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Live Life to the Full

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"Beware that you are not carried away with the error of the lawless and lose your own stability. Instead, grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ." (II Peter 3:17-18) Is there a path of...

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Looking Like Jesus: Divine resources for a changed life are always available.

Article (Christianity)

Some time ago I came to realize that I did not love the people next door. They were, by any standards, dangerous and unpleasant people—ex-bikers who made their living selling drugs. They had never tried to harm my...

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Personal Soul Care

Article (Christianity)

Watch over your heart with all diligence, For from it flow the springs of life. Prov. 4:23, NASB The call of God to minister the gospel is a high honor and a noble challenge. It carries with it unique opportunities as...

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Spiritual Disciplines, Spiritual Formation and the Restoration of the Soul

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"The law of the Lord is perfect,restoring the soul."  (Ps. 19:7 NAS) "He restores my soul; He guides me in the paths of righteousness for His name's sake."  (Ps. 23:3 NAS) A RENEWED INTEREST IN SPIRITUALITY.  Currently...

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Spiritual Formation in Christ:A Perspective on What it is and How it Might be Done

Article (Christianity)

"... until Christ be formed in you." (Gal. 4:19) "Spiritual formation" is a phrase that has recently rocketed onto the lips and into the ears of Protestant Christians with an abruptness that is bound to make a thoughtful person uneasy. If it...

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Spiritual Formation: What it is, and How it is Done

Article (Christianity)

A few scripture passages point us to the place in human personality that is the focus of spiritual formation: Proverbs 4:20-24 reminds us to keep the words of God's wisdom "in the midst of your heart," and that from...

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Spirituality Made Hard

Article (Christianity)

Let’s just put it this way. There is a reason Dallas Willard is a professor in the School of Philosophy at one of the most prestigious universities in the world – USC. He is smart. We thought we...

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Who Is Your Teacher?

Article (Christianity)

Today is often spoken of as the age of information. Information is vital to all we do, of course, but then it always has been. What distinguishes the present time is that there is a lot more information (and misinformation)...

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