Presentation on theme: "Spiritual Disciplines Or The Anti-Sloth Hour. SPIRITUAL DISCIPLINES: Life patterns that direct us to God and disciple us more fully into the likeness."— Presentation transcript:
SPIRITUAL DISCIPLINES: Life patterns that direct us to God and disciple us more fully into the likeness of Jesus Christ.
The Evangelical Tradition – Some Disciplines to Practice Pray the Bible out loud 15 minutes daily. Memorize a passage of Scripture. ICO Volunteers ICO Volunteers Start or join a Bible study. Read through the Bible in a year.
Spiritual Disciplines A 3-Way Journey The Spirit of the Disciplines by Dallas Willard by Dallas Willard
The Journey Upward Solitude: Planned Availability Thanksgiving: Waging War on Discontentment Confession: Being Honest with God Bible Meditation: Crawling Through Scripture by Sacred Reading
The Journey Inward Journal Keeping Healing of Memories: Walking Through Life with Jesus
The Journey Outward IntercessionForgivenessHospitality Social Action Spiritual Gifts
A Spiritual Formation Workbook by James Bryan Smith & Richard J. Foster http://renovare.org/
1 Holiness Having pure thoughts, words, and actions, and overcoming temptation 10 Charismatic Welcoming the Holy Spirit while nurturing and exercising my spiritual gifts Contemplative Spending time with God in prayer and meditation Incarnational Unifying the sacred secular areas of my life while showing forth God’s presence Social Justice Helping others less fortunate than I Evangelical Sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ and reading the Scriptures
Charismatic – The Spirit-Empowered Life Discipline By God’s grace, I will welcome the Holy Spirit, exercising the gifts and nurturing the fruit while living in the joy and power of the Spirit. By God’s grace, I will welcome the Holy Spirit, exercising the gifts and nurturing the fruit while living in the joy and power of the Spirit.
Contemplative – A Prayer-Filled Life D iscipline By God’s grace, I will set aside time regularly for prayer, meditation, and spiritual reading and will seek to practice the presence of God.
The Sacred Way: Spiritual Practices for Everyday Life By Tony Jones
Lectio Divina – Sacred Reading Reading (Lectio) Reading (Lectio) – slow down and savour. Meditation (Meditatio) – attend to deeper meanings. Pay attention to emotions. Prayer (Oratio) – ask God for illumination about meaning and emotions experienced. Contemplation (Contemplatio) – beyond words and intellect into communion with God.
The Call to the Inner Life Name some enemies of your soul. How are you waging war against them? What spiritual disciplines do you practice consistently? Which ones are encouraged in your context and practiced by others – soldiers, officers and other leaders? Describe your relationship to the Holy Spirit.