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How & Why to Journal (Habits of Holiness #3 of 4)

In this episode we begin with a ramble… about how and why George keeps the routine he does, and where he meets with the Lord.

Here’s one thing you’ll learn: it’s easier than you think. That is, we often make it too complex.

Here’s another: when you write things...

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How to Read Your Bible (Habits of Holiness #2 of 4)

podcast spiritual growth Jan 23, 2020

In Mark 1 we learn that Jesus “showed up” every single day. The disciples observed that early in the morning, every morning, He moved away to pray.

In this episode we continue last week’s conversation. We talk about, like Jesus did, showing up.

But then we go farther…

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Righteous Ruts (Habits of Holiness #1 of 4)

As we launch into the new year, we talk about one of the trends that always happens anytime we flip the number in the calendar…

Namely, people begin showing up at the gym.

What can we learn from them?

Well, first, showing up is important.

But, second, if you show up without a plan,...

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Why memorize Scripture?

 

The final step of Divine Reading (Lectio Divina) is to memorize the key verse of the chapter we’re studying. We hide it in our heart, recognizing that memorized Scripture was the exclusive means people throughout history have had to carry the Word with them.

As you allow the verse to take...

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06 Memoria = Memorize

 

The final step of Divine Reading (Lectio Divina) is to memorize the key verse of the chapter we’re studying. We hide it in our heart, recognizing that memorized Scripture was the exclusive means people throughout history have had to carry the Word with them.

As you allow the verse to take...

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SF 42- Erasing Yourself by Replacing Yourself (George’s Story, part 6)

Every church, organization, and ministry is temporary.

Our lives are, like James says, just a vapor. Then we’re gone.

One of the greatest legacies we can leave is a wake of people who replace us, who can carry the baton we were handed.

In this episode we discuss how George views his...

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05 Evangelii = Gospel

 

As we apply the Scriptures, we need to be able to see the Gospel in the text (Evangelii).

Where is the pattern of redemption shown, the glory of grace extended, the promise of forgiveness established, and the merit of Jesus laid upon us?

And, there’s this, too…

Most of us are...

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SF 41- The Long Way Still Gets You There (George’s Story, part 5)

The One who can create mountains and stars and fish and birds and everything else with a word- or even heal the sick by saying so- can certainly “snap His fingers” and adjust reality…

But He often doesn’t.

Exodus 13:17-18… tells us that when the Children of Israel...

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04 Contemplatio = Action

 

Once you’ve reflected on the chapter AND spent time praying through it, it is now time to respond to it.

(The Respond page of the Keystones includes Contemplatio, Evangelii, and Memoria.)

We begin those three with Contemplatio, that is, apply.

The truths of the Scripture need to be...

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SF 40- Grace Redeems All Things (George’s Story, part 4)

Ephesians 2:8-10 tells us that grace not only saves us but that it also orchestrates as series of incredible opportunities for us to walk towards, sacred spaces where the Lord promises to use us for our good and His glory.

In this talk we talk through some of the strangest moments in...

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