His passion for people, life, and God, combined with his extensive professional knowledge make this book an important read.”-Larry Crabb Jr., Ph.D., counselor and best-selling author“A passionate, fresh guide for how Christians can grow ...
Author: Siang-Yang Tan
CONNECT WITH THE LIFE-CHANGING MINISTRY OF THE HOLY SPIRITDisciples of the Holy Spirit shows how a dynamic, close walk with God can be yours each day through the ministry of the Holy Spirit. As the energizer of your faith, the Spirit wants to bring you into a transforming communion with Christ. He wants to empower you to love your enemies, live without fear, and give generously out of an inner abundance.Your part? Simply yielding to him through the following spiritual disciplines: Solitude—helping you draw near to God for spiritual growth and vigor. Surrender—helping you surrender to God’s will and purpose for your life, preparing you for effective ministry. Service—helping you move into fellowship with others and partnership with God in reaching a broken worldAs you practice the spiritual disciplines, your concept of what it means to be a Christian will acquire a new, life-changing dimension. You’ll grow closer to Jesus—and your life will increasingly reflect the power and presence of the Holy Spirit.“Dr. Tan always has something worthwhile to say. His passion for people, life, and God, combined with his extensive professional knowledge make this book an important read.”-Larry Crabb Jr., Ph.D., counselor and best-selling author“A passionate, fresh guide for how Christians can grow in Christ through the traditional spiritual disciplines. Believers of differing theological backgrounds will find encouragement and wisdom.”-Stanton L. Jones, Ph.D., author of the God’s Design for Sex book seriesDr. Siang-Yang Tan is senior pastor of First Evangelical Church in Glendale, California. He is also associate professor of psychology at Fuller Theological Seminary, a licensed psychologist, and the author of Lay Counseling: Equipping Christians for a Helping Ministry. He lives in Arcadia, California.Dr. Douglas Gregg is former director of the Office of Christian Community at Fuller Theological Seminary and a training specialist with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. He is the coauthor of Inner Healing: A Handbook for Helping Yourself & Others and lives in Los Angeles.
... being formed cooperates with the Holy Spirit in the formation process through
practicing what Dallas Willard calls the “spiritual disciplines” of Christianity.58
These historic and biblical disciplines of the spiritual life facilitate spiritual
Author: Diane J. Chandler
This volume discusses the importance of a multidimensional and multidisciplinary approach to Christian formation based upon godly love and the imago Dei (Latin, image of God). Grounded biblically and theologically, this interdisciplinary collection offers perspectives drawn from spirituality, ethics, philosophy, psychology, counselling, ecclesiology, physical health sciences, and leadership studies. Contributors address spiritual, emotional, and psychological formation, while highlighting how suffering has the potential to draw one closer to God and others. The book also details vocational development, appropriate stewardship of the physical body, and the ways in which the Eucharist sacramentally contributes to the process of formation. The book concludes with a call for further exploration of additional research trajectories, not the least of which is how Christian formation contributes to the missio Dei, the mission of God.
... the presence of the Holy Spirit within you equips you with enough of a
supernatural "spirit of . . . self- discipline" for you to ... or to give up on the people
of God, or to abandon the Spiritual Disciplines as a waste of time, you still hang in
Author: Randall Harris
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
For many, the third person of the Trinity is shrouded in mystery. As humans we long to connect with Deity on a spiritual level, and yet we're often unsure who this Being really is. This timeless collection of writings comes from some of the greatest thinkers of both yesterday and today and lifts the veil on the mystery of this powerful personality -- a person who resides at the very heart of God. With writings from authors such as Oswald Chambers, D. L. Moody, Jim Cymbala, A. W. Tozer, Richard J. Foster, and so many more, this book answers many questions while provoking others. It provides a wealth of information that is ideal for personal study, for sermon and lesson preparation, and for all who want to know the power of the Spirit in their lives. Brief Writings from some of the very best writers and thinkers -- contemporary and classic -- are gathered in this intriguing book on the Holy Spirit. Book jacket.
There are three matters referenced briefly until now that are indispensable in
helping you persevere in the practice of the Spiritual Disciplines: the role of the Holy Spirit, the role of fellowship, and the role of struggle in Christian living.
Author: Donald S. Whitney
Publisher: Tyndale House
Drawn from a rich heritage, Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life will guide you through a carefully selected array of disciplines. By illustrating why the disciplines are important, showing how each one will help you grow in godliness, and offering practical suggestions for cultivating them, Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life will provide you with a refreshing opportunity to become more like Christ and grow in character and maturity. Now updated and revised to equip a new generation of readers, this anniversary edition features in-depth discussions on each of the key disciplines.
Through prayer, one of the primary disciplines for spiritual growth, believers
communicate with God. ... Prayer is an essential discipline of the Power walk and
by relying on the Holy Spirit for direction, the prayers of believers will become
Author: James E. Webb
What do I do now? I have made a definite commitment to Jesus Christ as my personal Savior, but how do I precede in this Christian journey? I know that I have been given the gift of the Holy Spirit, but how do I use Him to assist me along the way? Power walk Through the Holy Spirit is a book that provides important and helpful guidance concerning the significance of the Holy Spirit in spiritual growth. The POWER acrostic is made up of disciplines that the Holy Spirit assist us in mastering. The disciplines of Prayer, Obedience, Worship, Evangelism and Reading the Word of God are accomplished most effectively through the aide of the Holy Spirit. Read the book for information, but more importantly, for inspiration as you POWER walk Through the Holy Spirit.
The disciplines, or elements of them, with which these links have been made will
themselves have been touched by the holy spirit. and it is through their having
been so touched that their ability to link with theology becomes discernible.
Author: Theodore L. Lewis
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
In the course of Theodore Lewis' career in the US Foreign Service--spanning twenty-nine years and including tours of duty in Vietnam, Pakistan, the DRCongo, and Korea--he came upon many significant links with theology. This book tells the story of his discovery of these links and their importance. It is also a story of God bringing good out of human tragedy. Lewis ends by drawing together the implications of these links for natural theology, which deals with how theology ought to relate to the world--and thus is of prime importance for both theology and the world. The salient implication of these links is that the Holy Spirit operating as at Pentecost can bring together the secular with the theological, the academic with the human. And by validating this possibility, the book breaks decisive new ground. In particular, it makes clear the vital contribution that Foreign Service and other craft disciplines can and should make to the restoration of the church and to the advent of a new Pentecost.
CHAPTER FIFTEEN EXPERIENCING THE DISCIPLINE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
Like Jacobof old, Watchman Nee passed through many dealings in the Lord's
hand. Following the long period of trial during which his ministry was
Author: Adele Ahlberg CalhounPublish On: 2015-11-19
Adele Calhoun's Spiritual Disciplines Handbook has become a standard for those who want to expand their knowledge of spiritual practices.
Author: Adele Ahlberg Calhoun
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Adele Calhoun's Spiritual Disciplines Handbook has become a standard for those who want to expand their knowledge of spiritual practices. Now this beloved resource has been revised throughout and expanded to include thirteen new disciplines along with a new preface by the author, giving us practical guidance in our continuing journey toward intimacy with Christ.
Author: Tricia McCary RhodesPublish On: 2009-11-11
Tricia Rhodes's life is chaotic too. But in the midst of a time of household turmoil, Tricia learned to see God and communicate with him in whole new ways-not on a spiritual retreat, but right in the midst of the chaos of life.
Author: Tricia McCary Rhodes
And no matter how hard you try to find space, to slow down, the chaos always seems to win. Tricia Rhodes's life is chaotic too. But in the midst of a time of household turmoil, Tricia learned to see God and communicate with him in whole new ways-not on a spiritual retreat, but right in the midst of the chaos of life. She offers us here a fresh view of connecting to God, one that focuses on quality time and frees us from the rigidity of a devotional life that may feel stifled, grow stagnant or bring about guilt when we can't keep up.
No spiritual discipline will establish our relationship to God. That has already
been done by Christ through his incarnation, atonement, and resurrection—and
by giving us the Holy Spirit. But disciplines freely chosen as a response to God
Author: Ron Klug
Publisher: Augsburg Books
A comprehensive handbook for starting-and keeping-a spiritual journal.
Believers must walk with God in fellowship, and the Holy Spirit who is in them is
their inner compass, their inner guide, and ... One of the great spiritual disciplines
that has been left undeveloped in this generation is the discipline of solitude.
could be widened to Christian hermeneutics in general, to suggest that the Spirit
is an essential source for powering the ... ofcooperationand participation inother
locales(i.e.,fields or disciplines)of the hermeneutical task.3 Withinthismetaphor, ...
Author: W. Vondey
Twelve scholars from the biblical, historical, theological, and philosophical disciplines engage in a conversation on the transforming work of the Holy Spirit in the Christian life. The essays are held together by an enduring focus and concern to explore the relationship between the work of the Holy Spirit and Christian formation, discipleship, personal and social transformation. The book points toward the integration of theory and practice, theology and spirituality, and the mutual interest in fostering dialogue across disciplines and ecclesial traditions.
A number of recent authors have called believers to savor the wealth of the
spiritual disciplines that have informed ... Life), James Earl Massey (Spiritual
Disciplines), Siang-Yang Tan and Douglas H. Gregg (Disciplines of the Holy Spirit), ...
Author: Kenneth D. Boa
What does a relationship with God look like and how do we obtain it? It is vital for church leaders to grapple seriously with this question, for pat answers no longer suffice. Lives well-lived, not just words eloquently spoken, must become our response. The quality of our relationship with God is what will influence the health, potency, and witness of the church in an increasingly complex and hostile world. Designed for use as a college or seminary course, Conformed to His Image helps us build our lives on a fully biblical perspective. Exploring twelve approaches to Christian spirituality in depth, Dr. Kenneth Boa corrects our tendency to pick and compartmentalize. Pointing the way instead to an integrative, whole-life approach, Dr. Boa shows how each spiritual paradigm discussed is just one important facet in the gem of authentic and powerful New Testament living. With chapter overviews and objectives, questions for personal application, a glossary, and a list of key terms, Conformed to His Image will prove a defining text for the student, pastor, and church leader of today . . . and tomorrow. 12 Facets of the Complete Christian Life Relational Spirituality: Loving God Completely, Ourselves Correctly, and Others Compassionately Paradigm Spirituality: Cultivating an Eternal versus a Temporal Perspective Disciplined Spirituality: Engaging in the Historical Differences Exchanged Life Spirituality: Grasping Our True Identity in Christ Motivated Spirituality: A Set of Biblical Incentives Devotional Spirituality: Falling in Love with God Holistic Spirituality: Every Component of Life under the Lordship of Christ Process Spirituality: Being versus Doing, Process versus Product Spirit-Filled Spirituality: Walking in the Power of the Spirit Warfare Spirituality: The World, the Flesh, and the Devil Nurturing Spirituality: A Lifestyle of Discipleship and Evangelism Corporate Spirituality: Encouragement, Accountability, and Worship
Author: Church of the United Brethren in Christ (1800-1889)Publish On: 1895
God is a God of order , but where there is no order , nor Church Discipline the spirit of love and charity will be lost . ... he may grant us his Spirit , and an earnest
desire to lead a truly devoted life , to the honor and glory of his holy name : Amen
Author: Church of the United Brethren in Christ (1800-1889)
Author: Flower Arlene Sechler NewhousePublish On: 1959
Let the nobility of spiritual remembrance reach out to the outermost circle of your
life - in the letters you write , the car you ... In the days which are at hand , you will
of a necessity be required to choose between the way of the Holy Spirit and the ...
Spiritual progress is made when we make those hard daily choices to be filled
with the Spirit and to say no to the flesh, The spiritual disciplines are the way by
which we are filled with the Holy Spirit. "A discipline for the spiritual life is nothing
Author: Douglas Banister
You don't have to head overseas to find a war. In the church, the rhetorical cross-fire between evangelical and "spirit-filled" Christians over the past hundred years has been withering. "No scriptural foundations," is the charge evangelicals have leveled at the charismatics. "No spiritual power," the latter have countered. The boundaries are clear. The positions are taken -- and guarded. Either you're a Word person or a Power person. Today, though, such black-and-white, either-or thinking is giving way to the liberty and promise of a Word and Power church. Pastor Doug Banister shows why we cannot afford to settle for less. It's time to bury our differences -- which are largely artificial -- and discover the incredible potential that arises when evangelicals combine their strengths with Pentecostals and charismatics. Taking a long, careful, and honest look at the Scriptures, at church history, and at the state of the church and the world today, Pastor Banister reveals why Pentecostalism and evangelicalism need each other. Each tradition possesses strengths that are essential to a balanced, life-changing faith. The Word and Power Church shows how these "two mighty rivers" add to, rather than subtract from, each other. At the cusp of a new millennium, they are in fact merging into one river. Word and Power churches may experiences turbulence where the waters meet, but they teem with life, hope, faith, and power to reach a desperate world with the Gospel. Filled with personal anecdotes, this fascinating, thought-provoking, and candid book supplies the why-tos and how-tos of a Word-and-Power approach. What you won't find is preferential treatment of one view over another. What you will find are thoughtful biblical insights that will challenge you and inspire you. And you'll discover practical guidance for charting your own course -- whether as an individual or as a church -- toward a faith that embraces the truth of the Word and the power of the Spirit. As a solidly evangelical seminary graduate and pastor, Banister admits to having disdained charismatics. That is, until meticulous study of God’s Word convinced him that miraculous gifts of tongues, healing, and prophecy are indeed valid for today. As he details his “journey beyond categories,” Banister explores the reasons for the age-old rift between the two camps and the ways in which healing is taking place in new “Word and Power” churches all over America. When evangelicals and charismatics bring together the best from each tradition, he has discovered that the result is a strong, unified body. Word and Power churches affirm the authority of Scripture and encourage the propheticembrace of those who pray in a spiritual language, pursue obedience to Christ, edify the believer and evangelize the seeker, heal the sick and comfort the suffering. The Word and Power Church will speak to Christians everywhere who want to walk in both the integrity of Scripture and the power of the Holy Spirit.
The Sermon on the Mount is a statement of the life we will live when the Holy Spirit is getting his way with us.” In other words, no one ever says, “If you want to
be a great athlete, go vault eighteen feet, run the mile under four minutes,” or “If
Author: Dallas Willard
Publisher: Harper Collins
How to Live as Jesus Lived Dallas Willard, one of today's most brilliant Christian thinkers and author of The Divine Conspiracy (Christianity Today's 1999 Book of the Year), presents a way of living that enables ordinary men and women to enjoy the fruit of the Christian life. He reveals how the key to self-transformation resides in the practice of the spiritual disciplines, and how their practice affirms human life to the fullest. The Spirit of the Disciplines is for everyone who strives to be a disciple of Jesus in thought and action as well as intention.
Reflecting on God's word , guided by the Holy Spirit , illumines the mind with
wisdom and stirs the heart with zeal . ... Through the spiritual disciplines of
Scripture reading , study , reflection , conversation , and prayer , you will
experience God's ...
Author: Stephen J. Binz
Publisher: Twenty-Third Publications
The Holy Spirit, the Spirit of Jesus, dwells among us and showers us with spiritual gifts. Here Stephen Binz has chosen key biblical texts to help readers discover how to rekindle the fire of the Holy Spirit and allow Gods Spirit to manifest these divine graces and spiritual gifts more richly within them. He shows how the same Spirit who inspired the prophets and evangelists and who filled the life of Jesus now blows within and among all Gods people.
He will reveal those “ many things ” which appertain to disciplines . ” Whereas the
... Christian discipline began with the death of Christ and the manifestation of the Holy Spirit from heaven , who was sent to guide believers into all truth . 34 For ...
Author: Stanley M. Burgess
Publisher: Hendrickson Pub
In "The Holy Spirit: Ancient Christian Traditions" (formerly titled "The Spirit and the Church: Antiquity)," the first in a series of three volumes devoted to the history of Christian pneumatology, Stanley M. Burgess Recounts Christian efforts from the end of the first century to the end of the fifth century AD to understand the divine Third Person. The Christian centuries have witnessed a tension" sometimes waxing, sometimes waning, but always present" between the spirit of order and the spirit of prophecy. In the ancient church, representatives of institutional order, in an effort to keep the development of Spirit doctrine within a recognizable tradition, muffled the immediacy of religious experience. Prophetic elements came to be viewed with distrust and remained in the institutional church only at the cost of severe internal tension. In this work, the author recognizes the wealth of Spirit theology and activity in both traditions, and the need for modern Christians to gain a deeper and wider vision of the workings of the Holy Spirit in history and in our own generation.
Author: Elizabeth Teresa GroppePublish On: 2004-01-15
The theology of the Holy Spirit of the French Dominican Yves Congar is a
milestone in Roman Catholic theology. Congar recognized the importance of the
reunification ... the best of the patristic and medieval traditions. The spiritual disciplines ...
Author: Elizabeth Teresa Groppe
Publisher: Oxford University Press
The French Dominican theologian Yves Congar is recognized by many as the most important Roman Catholic ecclesiologist of the 20th century. He was the thinker behind some of the major decrees of the Second Vatican council. He was also a leader in the ecumenical movement in Europe throughout most of the century. Despite his importance, there are few books about Congar in English. Congar's pneumatology, argues Groppe, can enrich various ongoing theological discussions, including reflection as to whether the church should be hierarchical or a democracy, the development of "persons in communion" as a framework for contemporary theological anthropology and ecclesiology, and deliberations about the personhood of the Holy Spirit.