Category Archives: spiritual disciplines

“There’s a Psalm for That”

In our highly technological age, we often assume that any problem can be tackled with a computer program, mobile app, or invention.  And we certainly have seen a number of needs addressed.  I use my phone on a daily basis … Continue reading

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Studying and Preaching the Bible in the Digital Age (Part 2 of 4): Resources for Spiritual Disciplines

This is part 2 of a 4 part series. Part 1 is here. Here are some recommended resources for help practicing the spiritual disciplines of Bible reading, Bible memorization, prayer, and journaling.  The idea of the list is to share … Continue reading

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Praying for Eight Things Pastors Need from the Holy Spirit

In C. H. Spurgeon’s book on pastoral ministry, Lectures to My Students, he talks about eight ways pastors need the help of the Holy Spirit. Several of these apply specially to preaching, but there is much application for ministry in … Continue reading

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Fall Class on Spiritual Disciplines in Bristol, Virginia

We are praying and discussing the possibility of offering a class on the spiritual disciplines (using Don Whitney’s book Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life as a text) this Fall in Bristol, Virginia at Fellowship Chapel with a few of … Continue reading

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Introducing the Spiritual Disciplines

“…Exercise thyself rather unto godliness.” (1 Timothy 4:7) WHAT ARE SPIRITUAL DISCIPLINES?  Definition of Spiritual Disciplines The word “exercise” in 1 Timothy 4:7 KJV (can also be translated as “discipline”) comes from the Greek word from which we derive gymnasium and … Continue reading

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Ezra 7:10 – Overview of Sermon Preparation Process

* Click here for a PDF file or click here for a Word document file of this article (4 pages). For Ezra had prepared his heart to seek the law of the LORD, and to do it, and to teach … Continue reading

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Bible Reading Plans in 2011

“Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path.” (Psalm 119:105) To walk with God in 2011, we need to be in His Word daily.  Here are some resources for Bible reading plans: YouVersion (not … Continue reading

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