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What are Spiritual Disciplines? 

Spiritual Disciplines are habits, practices, and rhythms that cultivate spiritual growth in a disciple’s life. When centered on God instead of self-effort, spiritual disciplines produce the fruit of Christ-like transformation. 

During the months of APRIL & MAY 2021, we are focusing on the Spiritual Discipline of The Word as part of our church-wide discipleship plan, Beholding & Becoming.

The Bible is the inspired and authoritative written Word of God. The discipline of engaging in the Word is setting apart intentional time to read, meditate on and memorize scripture.

 

Below is a curated list of resources on The Word designed to help you grow. Revisit these articles, podcasts & videos anytime, and share with a friend!


 

The Chosen Season 2

(Video) S2:E1 of The Chosen

This episode brings to life the writing of the Book of John in a creative and personal way and is a great complement to our Bible Reading Plan. Many of our staff have enjoyed this show, and we think you will too! 


 

 Francis Chan

(Video) Francis Chan | Read Scripture

Reading God's Word is so central to our understanding of God and ourselves. This video captures the heart of Francis and the entire Read Scripture team. If you haven't been devoting yourself to the reading of God's Word then it's never too late- get on it today!


 

Lead Pastor's Blog

(Article) 10 Things You Should Know about Interpreting the Bible

It’s important to remember that the Bible is not an answer book that provides ready-made explanations for all problems or solutions to puzzling questions.


 

Lion Verses Project   

 

Romans Verses Project

(Website) The Verses Project

Musical & visual art to help people memorize & meditate on Scripture.
Check out these two songs and download the free art (lock screens & prints) from the passage in Romans 5 that Sam will be preaching from for the next few weeks.


 

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(Article from TGC) 17 Ways to Meditate on Scripture

Our gracious Father is not always goading us to “produce,” and, as I’ve written elsewhere, it is possible to daydream, to “Do Nothing—and Do It to the Glory of God.” 


 

 The Power of Meditation

(Article from IHOP) The Power of Meditation - Encountering God Through Scripture

Prayer is a God-ordained means of communing with God. When you repeat a phrase and believe it, you’re speaking it to God, which is prayer.


 

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(Podcast) Bridgeway Podcast Series: How to Read the Bible // Episodes 49-54

In this series, David Bowden and Sam Storms discuss how to read different genres of the Bible: Narrative, Law, Wisdom, Prophecy, Gospels & Epistles.


 

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(Website) Spoken Gospel

Spoken Gospel is a non-profit digital media ministry committed to fostering transformative Bible engagement by producing creative videos that help people see and savor the good news of Jesus on every page of the Bible.