The Role
of
Spiritual
Disciplines
Spiritual Habits of the Heart
What is a
Discipline?
Discipline
Any activity I can do by direct
effort that will help me do
what I cannot now do by direct
effort
John Ortberg, The Life You
ve Always Wanted, p. 51.
What is
Spiritual
Discipline?
Spiritual Discipline
The means [of grace] by
which we place ourselves
where God can bless us
along the path to spiritual
growth.
Richard Foster, Celebration of Discipline, pp. 7-8.
Spiritual Discipline
The activities of mind and body
purposefully undertaken, to
bring our personality and total
being into effective cooperation
with the divine order.
Dallas Willard, The Spirit of the Disciplines, p. 68.
Spiritual Discipline
A channel of Gods
transforming grace as we
place ourselves in the path of
Gods grace and seek him.
Donald Whitney, Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life, p. 19.
Biblical BASIS
7b Train yourself in
godliness, 8 for, while
physical training is of
some value,
godliness is valuable
in every way . . .
1 Timothy 4:7b-8 NRSV
Biblical BASIS
7b Discipline
yourself for
the purpose
of godliness.
1 Timothy 4:7b NASB
The
INWARD
Spiritual
Disciplines
Spiritual Habits of the Heart
INWARD
Spiritual Habits of the Heart
Meditation
Prayer
Fasting
Study
The
OUTWARD
Spiritual
Disciplines
Spiritual Habits of the Heart
OUTWARD
Spiritual Habits of the Heart
Simplicity
Solitude
Submission
Service
The
CORPORATE
Spiritual
Disciplines
Spiritual Habits of the Heart
CORPORATE
Spiritual Habits of the Heart
Worship
Guidance
Confession
Celebration