Disciplined Disciples, Part 2

Bible Study 2

This blog post was adapted from a sermon that I gave at the Harvard Avenue Student Ministry youth group on Wednesday, January 9, 2013, as well as two talks Donald Whitney gave on Spiritual Disciplines at First Baptist Church in Fort Smith on February 8, 2013. 

Key Text: 1 Timothy 4:6-16

In Disciplined Disciples, Part 1, I made the case that all Christians have been called by Jesus to be and make disciples. If any person chooses to follow Christ, they must be ready to seek him through spiritual disciplines. In fact, we have redeemed so that we can pursue holiness. Using a story of my brother and I, I showed how holiness gives direction to our daily practice of spiritual disciplines.

What are spiritual disciplines? Spiritual disciplines are those personal and corporate activities that promote spiritual growth. In other words, spiritual disciplines are like spiritual exercises. They are ways we can place ourselves in the path of God’s grace so that, over time, He can transform us “from one degree of glory to another” (2 Corinthians 3:18). While not every spiritual discipline is practiced on a daily basis, there are two that should be done every day: Bible intake and prayer.  Read more of this post

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Disciplined Disciples

This blog post was adapted from a sermon that I gave at the Harvard Avenue Student Ministry youth group on Wednesday, January 9, 2013. It was also recently featured on The Millstone Blog.

Key Text: 1 Timothy 4:6-16

Chris and I at the 2012 Passion Conference

A Tale of Two Brothers

When I was a freshman or sophomore in high school, I decided that I wanted to learn how to play electric guitar. Being the good big brother I am, I also persuaded my little brother that he should learn to play bass so that we could start a band at some point in the future. He wasn’t terribly excited about the idea at first, but we both ended up asking Santa for our respective instruments that Christmas.  Read more of this post

False Conversion: The Suicide of the Church

This is the third post with my sermon notes from the Together for the Gospel Conference (T4G) that was held from April 10-12 in Louisville, KY. To see my other sermon notes from T4G, click here. More sermon notes to come.

Speaker: Mark Dever                                             Key text: 1 Timothy 4:16  

Listen to the full sermon: Audio || Video

God’s Plan

God has an overarching plan to get glory through his people. He is infinitely glorious and wants the creatures made in his images to glorify him. He brings this about through the people he purchased (the Church) and Jesus Christ. God’s people are the means to bring him glory.

The Problem                                       Read more of this post

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