Resurrected Living
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Posts Tagged ‘Spiritual Disciplines

Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes

January 14, 2016

“I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will […]

The Purpose of Practices

September 10, 2015

In the most famous sermon Jesus ever preached, he repeats several phrases over and over again. One of those phrases is “when you”. He says things like “when you give to the needy” (Matt. 6:2), “when you pray” (6:5, 7), and “when you fast” (6:16). Jesus assumes that we will have incorporated these practices and […]

Practicing Quietness

June 29, 2015

My house is anything but quiet. If you have ever experienced the combined noise levels of a six-year-old and ten-month-old boy, then you know it can get loud quick. The noise rarely ceases from the time they wake up until the moment they go to bed. My wife and I enjoy the joyful sounds of […]

The Spiritual Discipline of Secrecy

June 3, 2014

Here is a sermon on the spiritual discipline of secrecy and the importance of prayer based on Matthew 6:1-18.

Looking Beyond the Assembly: Connecting Spiritual Disciplines and Worship

June 20, 2013

“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled” (Matthew 5:6).  As Jesus unpacks the Kingdom of God through the powerful mosaic of the Sermon on the Mount, He begins with the blessings (The Beatitudes), but verse 6 throws me off. “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, […]

Be Still and Know God

June 5, 2013

Many people have a desire to be closer to God. We certainly have this desire as Christians, but we are not the only ones. Many outsiders also want to be closer to God. There are people who are enslaved to sin and they want to break free. They want to find something that works in […]

Taking Jesus Seriously

May 14, 2013

In recent years there has been a renewed interest in spiritual disciplines. Spiritual disciplines are practices that allow a person to draw closer to God. Activities such as praying, reading Scripture, fasting, rest, and others have led people to strengthen their relationship with God. Sometimes these disciplines are radical and demand great focus, but often […]