FREE DOWNLOAD- New for February 2020 = The Keystones Reading Plan

01 Lectio = Read

 

When you open the Keystones book, you’ll notice that there’s a two-page spread for each chapter of the Bible. The left side contains three Reflection steps; the right side contains three Respond steps.

Over the next few posts, we’ll discuss each of the six steps, as...

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SF 37- Conversion (George’s Story, part 1)

podcast spiritual growth Sep 12, 2019

Revelation 12 tells us that we overcome the enemy by two things: the blood of Jesus and the word of our testimony (12:10). So, we decided to pull back the curtain for a few weeks and talk to George about his story.

Turns out, George grew up in a highly moral home- one where right was always...

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An introduction to the Keystones

 

In the Scottish Reformed tradition, a modified version of the Medieval devotional practice of Lectio Divina, had long been practiced. This was originally a four-step approach to studying the Scriptures…

—> first, Lectio or reading.

—> second, Meditatio or thinking.

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SF 36- Why discipleship matters

Ultimately, discipleship always points people to something beyond themselves AND even beyond the person doing the discipling.

Throughout the New Testament, Paul repeatedly said, “Follow me, as I follow Christ.”

That is, “Look at me, yes. I’ll show you how to do some of...

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Word Play: Verbing

words Sep 02, 2019

Verbification, or verbing is the common practice of transforming nouns into verbs. This is often a very natural and useful linguistic development. Verbing has long been a feature of everyday English—think of mail, strike, salt, switch, sleep, ship, train, stop, drink, cup, lure, mutter, and...

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SF 35- How discipleship works

 

Discipleship works best when it’s imparted through relationships and not mere words. That is, it involves a transfer of heart and soul mores than just facts and data.

In this talk we discuss one of the fundamental nuances of HOW we were created. Namely, we were made for...

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Thomas Chalmers and the Recovery of the Parish

chalmers church Aug 26, 2019

The great Scottish pastor, social reformer, educator, author, and scientist Thomas Chalmers was born on March 17, 1780 at Anstruther on the Fife coast. His father was a prosperous businessman in the town and Thomas grew up as the sixth in a large family of fourteen children—he had eight...

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SF 34- What discipleship is

In episode 34 of the Standfast-Cast we begin a new series about discipleship- what it is, how it works, and why we do it.

In this talk, we discuss the WHAT.

Discipleship is a word that’s tossed around church circles- a lot. People are for it. They think we need more of it. But, few of us...

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Urgency and Patience- Wilberforce

Again and again the Scriptures underline the importance of each moment that passes.  It is an ethical imperative to act and act quickly when lives are at stake, when justice is perverted, when truth is in jeopardy, when mercy is at risk, when souls are endangered, and when the Gospel is...

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SF 33- What We're Reading

Karen and George always have a stack of books they are working through. On this episode of the Standfast podcast they discuss some of the books they are reading right now--and how those books are shaping their thinking and their day-to-day work.

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