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Spiritual Disciplines

Sunday Evening Discussion Group at 4:30 PM in the Bucklin FMC Worship Center Basement

Introduction to Spiritual Disciplines

Curious about Spiritual Disciplines? Want to know more? Listen to Pastor Dan Cones' sermon on the Spiritual Disciplines from Sunday, August 28 to learn more, then check out the handouts from each small group session of the Spiritual Disciplines.

Spiritual Disciplines - Small Group Sessions

Session 1: An Introduction to the Spiritual Disciplines

The Spiritual Disciplines are experiential Christianity which God designs for all people to participate in so as to live a transformed life of authenticity in the Spirit. (Session 1, 8/28)

Session 2: Meditation

Meditation is the Spiritual Discipline of hearing and obeying God's voice. Hear God's voice, obey God's voice. But in order to hear and Obey God's voice, we must first Center-Down ("unplug"), get comfortable in the silence in order to hear God's voice. 

(Session 2, 9/4)

Session 3: Prayer

In prayer, God meets us where we are for life creating, life changing transformation. 

(Session 3, 9/11)

Session 4: Fasting

Do we know how to live on every word that comes from the mouth of God? Is this our food? 

(Session 4, 9/18)

Session 5: Study

It is in study that we place our minds fully upon God and His kingdom through repetition, concentration, comprehension, and reflection.

(Session 5, 9/25)

Session 6: Simplicity

In Simplicity we create margins, spaces, openness in our lives to enjoy the riches of our Lord.

(Session 6, 10/2)

Session 7: Solitude and Silence

In Solitude and Silence we learn to listen to God while silencing our inner critic.

(Session 7, 10/9)

Session 8: Submission

"Submission gives us (1) the ability to lay down the terrible burden of always needing to get our own way and (2) the freedom to love people unconditionally." Richard Foster, Celebration of Discipline

(Session 8, 10/16)

Session 9: Service

"Service enables us to say 'no!' to the world's games of promotion and authority. It abolishes our need (and desire) for a 'pecking order.'...Jesus completely redefined leadership and rearranged the lines of authority." Richard Foster, Celebration of Discipline

(Session 9, 11/6)

Session 10: Confession

"Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective." James 5:16

 

(Session 10, 11/13)

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