Facilitator: Pat Testerman
"Discipline" is a word that understandably sometimes makes us nervous, unsure, or apprehensive. And the term "spiritual disciplines" seems intimidating, or perhaps something reserved for "super-Christians."
Even though God says through Scripture that he disciplines whom he loves (Prov 3:12, Heb 12:6), and that we are to practice discipline (Prov 13:24, Ephesians 6:4), he also says that it often seems painful rather than pleasant (Hebrews 12:11). But Scripture says we are even to love discipline (Proverbs 12:1). How can we do that?
But, what if spiritual disciplines arent't just for monks and "elites?" What if they are intended, just as God says, for all the children he loves?
Join us for a short series where we investigate, discuss, and practice some of the historic spiritual disciplines, and in the process learn to trust Jesus' promise that he is gentle and lowly in spirit, and that his yoke is easy and his burden light (Matthew 11:30).
Homework: Some - including practicing selected disciplines on our own.