Spiritual Formation Category Posts

Spiritual Formation

Hearing Yourself and the Need for Holiness

April 25, 2014

Have you ever listened to yourself on a voice recorder?  I will never forget the first time I heard myself preach from a cassette tape.  My heart sank as...

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5 More Attributes of a Spiritually-Mature Person

February 7, 2014

Spiritual growth is not the product of your age; it is the position of your heart.  It is sad to think that many people will live their entire lives...

Spiritual Formation

5 Attributes of a Spiritually-Mature Person

February 4, 2014

Spiritual maturity seems to be a fleeting goal among modern Christianity.  In the pursuit of being relevant, we have left behind the virtuous attributes of spiritual formation.  Perhaps we...

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5 Tips for Developing a Bible-Reading Plan

December 31, 2013

Have you ever read the Bible all the way through?  The secret to spiritual success for the new year will be found in the daily intake of God’s Word....

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The Spiritual Implications of Flossing

December 27, 2013

My wife is a dental hygienist.  She constantly stresses to my family the importance of flossing.  Most people have no problem brushing their teeth multiple times a day, but...

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3 Essential Elements of True Devotion

December 23, 2013

The great devotional writer Oswald Chambers said, “If God allows you to be stripped of the exterior portions of your life, He means for you to cultivate the interior.” ...

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How Do We Apply God’s Word to Our Lives?

December 19, 2013

When it comes to the Word of God our biggest problem is not reading it, memorizing it, learning it, or even knowing it; our problem is with implementation.  Your...

Spiritual Formation

8 Ways to Improve Your Prayer Life

November 1, 2013

Of all the spiritual activities in which a believer is expected to embrace, prayer, at least in my own experience, is perhaps the most neglected and perplexing.  I don’t...

Spiritual Formation

Your Daily Devotion and the Law of Intention

October 31, 2013

Casual Christianity is the curse of the culture.  The church seems to be producing more fans these days than actual players.  We fill our “stadiums” from week to week;...

Spiritual Formation

How Fasting Feeds the Soul

October 29, 2013

Moses ascended Mount Sinai to experience the presence of God.  For forty days and forty nights he deprived himself from the basic necessities of this world in order to...