Contributed on Jan 19, 2003
In considering the spiritual discipline of solitude and silence, we want to ask: 1. Why do we need solitude? 2. What are the benefits of solitude? 3. How do we move into solitude?
We seem to be obsessed with our bodies. If you believed the commercials, you would believe that you really can lose 30 pounds in ten days while eating everything you want. Or if that doesn’t work, you can buy the Reduce-EZ girdle, and lose weight just by wearing it. If that doesn’t do it, you ...read more
Contributed on Jan 26, 2003
1. Prayer is an act of worship. 2. Prayer is an expression of the soul. 3. Prayer is a relationship.
In the Scripture we have just read, Jesus tells the story of two men who went to church to pray. One was a well known sinner, and the other was a well respected religious leader. Jesus interjects some humor when he says that the religious man was praying “about” himself. Another way to ...read more
Contributed on Feb 2, 2003
1. Being a student of the Word takes effort. 2. Being a student of the Word turns effort into joy. 3. Being a student of the Word turns the written Word into the Living Word.
Ravi Zacharias, a Christian intellectual who travels around the world lecturing in secular settings on spiritual themes, tells of an experience he had in Columbus, Ohio. He writes, “A few weeks ago, I did a lectureship at Ohio State University. As I was being driven to the lecture, we passed the ...read more
Contributed on Feb 16, 2003
True confession is marked by 1. Honesty 2. Sorrow 3. Change
A woman was very unhappy in her marriage and went to court in order to get a divorce. At the hearing, the judge asked: “Do you have any grounds ” “Yes, we have two acres,” she said. “That’s not what I was asking,” the judge said with an edge to his voice. “I mean do you have a grudge ” The ...read more