Category Archives: Spiritual disciplines

Can sinners fellowship with God?

Four verbs are used to describe God’s provision for sinners to continue in fellowship with Him. Continue reading

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14 spiritual disciplines

“Train yourself to be godly”(1 Timothy 4:7). What does your training plan include? See 7 disciplines of abstinence and 7 disciplines of activity. Continue reading

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7 daily exercises for a spiritual workout

Straightforward plan for spiritual fitness. Continue reading

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Solitude and Silence

f silence.  The best way to achieve silence during worship is to practice silence as part of our everyday lives. … When this is a natural habit of our daily lives, then when silence is introduced at specific times … we are perfectly comfortable with it Continue reading

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5 purposes of pain (by C. S. Lewis)

Can you think of other purposes? Continue reading

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Why keep on praying (4 reasons)

This kind of prayer seems confusing so allow me to share some insights… Continue reading

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3 ways we are tempted to live for ourselves

The Spirit and the cross correct all three ways we are tempted to make life about ourselves. Continue reading

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Never give up on prayer

Why does God allow perseverance in prayer to be part of our experience? Prayer is an appeal to one who can do what I cannot do and what others won’t do.

Consider two people from opposite ends of the continuum of power and privilege: a corrupt Judge and a persistent widow.
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8 daily reminders for the new year!

Life is daily. So we need daily habits that keep us focused and effective. Check out the eight I recommend. Continue reading

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7 resources for spiritual maturity

Spiritual growth requires looking ahead and looking back. Continue reading

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