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Bible Christian Jesus

The Student Resembles The Master

Spiritual formation in Christ is the process through which disciples or apprentices of Jesus take on the qualities or characteristics of Christ himself, in every essential dimension of human personality. The overall orientation of their will, the kinds of thoughts and feelings that occupy them, the “automatic” inclinations and “readinesses” of their body in action, the prevailing posture of their relations toward others, and the harmonious wholeness of their soul—these all, through the formative processes undergone by his disciples, increasingly come to resemble the personal dimensions of their master. ‘A pupil is not above his teacher,’ Jesus said, ‘but everyone, after he has been fully trained, will be like his teacher’ (Luke 6:40).”

From Renewing the Christian Mind: Essays, In

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Bible Christian Walking with Christ

TREAT READING SCRIPTURE LIKE A DAILY CORE EXERCISE

“Building our core” has become an exercise catchphrase, meaning that strengthening and maintaining our body’s core is fundamental to good physical health. This article tells us that in the same way, reading the Bible regularly (not in a guilt-producing way, but as a form of spiritual discipline), is fundamental to being spiritually healthy; all other spiritual practices and disciplines flow from our reading of Scripture. From the Lexham Press Blog………………..