08 – Commission

Week 08 | Formed by Jesus Paul posed a question to the believers in Rome, “How are they [unbelievers] to believe in him [Jesus] of whom they have never heard?” (Rom. 10:14). God has chosen his church to spread the good news of Jesus Christ. As we practice the disciplines, our inward transformation leads us to outward expressions of our …

07 – Service and Hospitality

Week 07 | Formed by Jesus One of the key things we see in the life of Jesus is a continuous lowering of himself to serve those around him. Our savior was a servant. We ought to follow in his footsteps. Download the STUDY GUIDE.

06 – Giving

Week 06 | Formed by Jesus Everything is God’s. He is the giver of all things. What we have is his and how we steward what is his shows our priorities in life. We have two opportunities through giving. First, as we give, we release that which could hold us to this earth. The rich young ruler walked away from …

05 – Solitude and Sabbath

Week 05 | Formed by Jesus As believers, there are many things we are commanded to do. Our faith is active, it involves us expending energy for the goodness of God. But God knows we have limits, and he has given us ways we can discipline ourselves in order to be rejuvenated for the work he has for us. How …

04 – Prayer and Fasting

Week 04 | Formed by Jesus The follower of Christ is meant to dwell with God through prayer and fasting. Prayer allows us an avenue to converse with the Lord. God has made himself available to us. Fasting holds a different but similar purpose. Fasting is a response to the Lord for guidance, worship, or mourning. Download the STUDY GUIDE.

03 – Be a Part of the Church

Week 03 | Formed by Jesus Growing in holiness is hard. It is even harder to grow alone. The church is not a building, but a body of believers who belong to one another. As we walk together, practicing spiritual disciplines, we do two things. We help one another in living out what Scripture asks of us and we show …

02 – The Word

Week 02 | Formed by Jesus As we seek to live out the spiritual disciplines in our lives, we have a source of instruction. God’s Word was given to us that we might know him and learn of his grace and of his will for us. The Grand Narrative story reveals his redemptive plan to save us from ourselves and …

01 – Introduction

Week 01 | Formed by Jesus The spiritual disciplines are not qualities we have, but practices to lead us to characteristics of Jesus. They are made to allow us to experience the peace, joy, and love of God. They put us in the path of the Lord in order to feel his wake as he moves and works. But, we …