New Post: on the Basic Spiritual Disciplines of the Christian Life

The brief conversation we had regarding the basic spiritual disciplines of the Christian life during the Mar. 18 sermon indicated to me that I need to discuss this matter further. So what exactly are spiritual disciplines? John Ortberg, in his book, The Life You’ve Always Wanted, gives a brief and helpful definition: “Any activity that can help me gain power to live life as Jesus taught and modeled it” (p. 48).  Although there is no definitive list of spiritual disciplines, Richard Foster, in his book, Celebration of Discipline, gives us a list of the primary ones, which he places in three categories: (1) The Inward Disciplines: meditation; prayer; fasting; study; (2) The Outward Disciplines: simplicity; solitude; submission; service; (3) the Corporate Disciplines: confession; worship; guidance; celebration.

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2 thoughts on “New Post: on the Basic Spiritual Disciplines of the Christian Life

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    • Thank you for your kind words.
      Sorry for my delayed reply, but I was on vacation in July.
      May the Lord continue to bless you as you seek his face–through the practice of the basic spiritual disciplines of the Christian life.
      Peace of Christ!
      -Leon

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