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spiritual disciplines 1

Fasting: Fasting from Gluttony
Scott Lyons

Gluttony is part of the original sin. In the Scriptures, we read that Adam and Eve gave up paradise for food. Esau did something similar when he sold his birthright for stew. Some of the children of Israel also succumbed to gluttony in the wilderness. “‘Oh, for some meat!’ the...

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spiritual disciplines 2

Submission and Joy
Scott Lyons

In their sermons, pastors often feel compelled to differentiate between happiness and joy. While there may be practical reasons to distinguish between temporal and eternal happiness, between a daily and a sacred joy, there is in Christ a participation of each in one glory...

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getting started articles

These articles should help you get started in understanding some of your spiritual walk. Take a look at each of the articles to get familiar with spiritual fundamentals.

seed planting
what is formed in spiritual formation
practicing a spiritual discipline
growing a prayer life
loving god: 101
getting started articles

Each series of articles below helps
you take steps in your Christian walk.

Starting Points
Read articles on The Unexpected Gift,
What is God Like, Pointing the Way
and Spiritual Blindness. more

Building Blocks
Build upon your knowledge by reviewing
important subjects such as God, Humanity,
Bible and Sin. more

Making It Real
Turn concept into everyday practice.
Read about Money, Parenting, Work
and Stress. more

Growing Strong
Grow strong in your faith with topics such
as Memorization & Meditation, Prayer &
Fasting, Solitude & Silence ...more


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