#18 – Celebration of Discipline by Richard Foster (My 100 Favorite Books)

Growing up, I got the impression that living life as a Christian was essentially to pray and read the Bible each day for about 20 minutes.  Preferably in the morning.  Even if you forgot, it was okay because you were saved and going to heaven when you died.  Mostly life was just waiting around for … Continue reading #18 – Celebration of Discipline by Richard Foster (My 100 Favorite Books)

Spiritual Disciplines – Simplicity and Service

This past Thursday at CSF we continued our discussion of the spiritual disciplines.  Once again we tackled two of them - simplicity and service. Luke 12:13-33 was our primary text.  Here Jesus warns against greed, telling the crowds to beware storing up things for yourself but not being rich towards God.  From this we see … Continue reading Spiritual Disciplines – Simplicity and Service

Spiritual Disciplines – Prayer and Fasting

Last Thursday at CSF we continued our look at Spiritual Disciplines, using Richard Foster's Celebration of Discipline as our guide (and the Bible, of course).  We talked about two of the more well-known, thought not necessarily well-practiced, practices: prayer and fasting. Just to share a couple key points:  1. We must be taught how to … Continue reading Spiritual Disciplines – Prayer and Fasting