Service as a Spiritual Discipline – Part 2

In a previous post, I discussed the importance of serving in the Christian life. This post will focus on a couple of ways that we can serve. Service at Church Diversity of Gifts Romans 12:3-8 and 1 Corinthians 12 discuss the variety of gifts within the church. Both are making the point that we need … Continue reading Service as a Spiritual Discipline – Part 2

Serving as a Spiritual Discipline – Part 1

Some disciplines refresh us and energize us so that we can serve and pour our lives out for others. When it comes to spiritual disciplines, these are two sides of one coin. We cannot merely learn, memorize, and forever neglect the people around us. This will not create a healthy Christian life. Instead, we are … Continue reading Serving as a Spiritual Discipline – Part 1

Learning as a Spiritual Discipline – Part 2

Using our minds well is a big part of Christian discipleship. In a previous post, I covered the importance of learning and how it connects with our love for the Lord. In this post, I want to highlight a couple of ways we can learn. Learn Your Bible Our main diet for learning in our … Continue reading Learning as a Spiritual Discipline – Part 2

Learning as a Spiritual Discipline – Part 1

When it comes to learning and the Christian life, there can be two extremes. On the one hand, some can quote every book in the Bible and answer any question that you might have, but it appears that they have no love for the Lord. On the other hand, some have a ton of passion … Continue reading Learning as a Spiritual Discipline – Part 1

Bible Memory as a Spiritual Discipline

We have to be careful not to limit Bible memory to something that kids do in Sunday School. Memorizing Scripture is a terrific discipline for all ages and helps Christians in many ways. Below I offer a few ways it helps us and a link to a free resource. Bible Memory Helps Us to Ponder … Continue reading Bible Memory as a Spiritual Discipline

A Couple Ways to Journal

In a previous post, I discussed the practice of journaling. Now, I hope to give a couple of ways this can be done. The goal isn't to be exhaustive, but highlighting both spontaneous and concentrated journaling might spur you to think about journaling in a fresh way. Spontaneous Journaling The first way is spontaneous journaling. … Continue reading A Couple Ways to Journal

Journaling as a Spiritual Discipline

I can hardly remember a morning growing up where I did not witness something. Every morning without fail, I saw my mom reading her Bible and drinking some coffee. Every morning. But, not only was she drinking her coffee, she was writing in a spiral-bound notebook. I only once looked in one of these notebooks. … Continue reading Journaling as a Spiritual Discipline

Examine Yourself

2 Corinthians 13:5-6 “Examine yourselves, to see whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Or do you not realize this about yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you?—unless indeed you fail to meet the test! I hope you will find out that we have not failed the test.”[1]   At the end of 2 … Continue reading Examine Yourself