Tag: Spiritual Formation

  • WE SERVE OTHERS IN LOVE THROUGH OUR DISCIPLESHIP TO JESUS – – – Dallas Willard

    WE SERVE OTHERS IN LOVE THROUGH OUR DISCIPLESHIP TO JESUS – – – Dallas Willard

    We serve others in love through our discipleship Pastors are sent to make disciples of Jesus, apprentices to Jesus in kingdom living. Life is primarily devoted to work. All legitimate work is devoted to the creation of value, of what is good to a lesser or greater degree. That was God’s plan. He not only […]

  • If You Want to Grow in the Christian Life

    If You Want to Grow in the Christian Life

    This article provides some great insights into how and why our pursuit of spiritual growth is so important. From OpentheBible.org……… https://openthebible.org/article/want-grow-christian-life/?s=09

  • Spiritual Formation is Both Theological and Psychological — Dallas Willard

    Spiritual Formation is Both Theological and Psychological  — Dallas Willard

    Spiritual formation is theological and psychological The processes of spiritual formation thus understood require precise, testable, thorough knowledge of the human self. Psychological and theological understanding of the spiritual life must go hand in hand. Neither of them is complete without the other. A psychology that is Christian, in the sense of a comprehensive understanding […]

  • The Path of Liberation is Found in the Disciplines

    The Path of Liberation is Found in the Disciplines

    Path of Liberation Through the Disciplines Experimental, prayerful implementation of solitude, silence, fasting—and other appropriate practices, such as service, fellowship, worship, and study (there is no such thing as a complete list of spiritual disciplines)—will certainly liberate us into the riches of Kingdom living. They are the key to the keys. We do not have […]

  • How to Disciple Someone Experiencing Anxiety & Depression

    How to Disciple Someone Experiencing Anxiety & Depression

    This is an encouraging and practical article on how to disciple — provide direction and guidance — to someone struggling with anxiety and depression. Since most of us have faced these struggles ourselves, or know someone who is close to them with depression and anxiety, this piece describes four steps to wholeness and growth in […]

  • The Bridge That Connects Bible Study and Prayer

    The Bridge That Connects Bible Study and Prayer

    Spoiler Alert!: The bridge is meditation. This article explains why there must be a fusion of understanding the teachings of Scripture and an active and transforming prayer life. The rational and the relational. From The Gospel Coalition…………………..

  • Disciples Must Spend Time with Jesus — Dallas Willard

    Disciples Must Spend Time with Jesus — Dallas Willard

    Being with Jesus But if I am to be someone’s apprentice, there is one absolutely essential condition. I must be with that person. This is true of the student-teacher relationship in all generality. And it is precisely what it meant to follow Jesus when he was here in human form. To follow him meant, in […]

  • The Student Resembles The Master

    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, […]

  • Where There is a Will, There is a Way — Dallas Willard

    Where There is a Will, There is a Way — Dallas Willard

    Where there is a will, there is a way In the spiritual life, it is actually true that “where there is a will there is a way.” This is true because God is involved and makes his help available to those who seek it. On the other hand, where there is no will (firm intentions […]