Sermon Series
  • 1. Contemplative Prayer

    Contributed on Oct 24, 2005
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    Prayer is to be a dialogue with God. He’s how to listen as we pray

    Tiling the Soil of the Soul – The classic Spiritual Disciplines October 16, 2005 Contemplative Prayer: DIGGING THE WELL DEEPER Psalm 27 I’ve titled this series on the Spiritual Disciplines, “Tiling the soil of the soul.” Most of us realize that we cannot grow the fruit of the Spirit, or ...read more

  • 2. The Spiritual Discipline Of Simplicity

    Contributed on Dec 5, 2005
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    The discipline of simplicity is the conscious act of not being tied to the things of this world.

    Tilling the Soil of the Soul November 27, 2005 Simplicity Matthew 6:19-21, 24-33 I received an email this week from Outside Magazine with the title: “Gift Guide Madness” It read… “The time of immaculate consumption is upon us. From a flaming kayak paddle to an indestructible laptop ...read more

  • 3. The Spiritual Discipline Of Fasting

    Contributed on Feb 21, 2006
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    Fasting can make us hungry for more of God

    Tilling the Soil of the Soul February 19, 2006 Fasting Matthew 6:16-18 Last week I spoke from the story of the transfiguration in Mark 9. When Jesus and the three disciples come down from the mountain, there is a crowd waiting for them. There is a little boy who has been terrorized ...read more

  • 4. Christian Solitude

    Contributed on Mar 13, 2006
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    The Spiritual Discipline of Solitude strengthens our soul.

    Tilling the Soil of the Soul March 12, 2006 Solitude There are many places in the Bible where we are compared to trees – trees that bear good fruit, like the fruit of the Spirit, or bad fruit. Have you ever looked at your life and wondered why there is so little of the fruit of the ...read more

  • 5. Spiritual Discipline Of Silence

    Contributed on Apr 4, 2006
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    Silence can help us train our tongue

    Tilling the Soil of the Soul April 2, 2006 The Spiritual Discipline of Silence James 3:2-12 Have you ever said something that has gotten you in real trouble? In between University and Seminary, I worked at a steel mill in Burlington. My boss was the meanest guy in the plant. His name ...read more

  • 6. Spiritual Discipline Of Service

    Contributed on May 23, 2006
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    Service of others can bring us closer to God if we treat it as a spiritual discipline

    Tilling the Soil of The Soul May 14, 2006 The Spiritual Discipline of Service The Spiritual Disciplines are meant to be ways to draw closer to God. We meditate, not just to achieve inner peace, but to have God fill our emptiness; we fast to increase our hunger for God; we study to have ...read more

  • 7. The Spiritual Discipline Of Worship

    Contributed on Jan 15, 2007
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    Worship shapes our soul

    Tilling The Soil of The Soul July 9, 2006 The Spiritual Discipline of Worship Isaiah 6:1-8 As we’ve been looking at the classic spiritual disciplines over the last year, I’ve talked about how the disciplines help us “till the soil of our soul” so that the fruit of the Spirit (love, joy, ...read more

  • 8. The Spiritual Discipline Of Submission

    Contributed on Jan 15, 2007
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    Godly submission shapes our soul

    Tilling the Soil of the Soul July 30, 2006 The Spiritual Discipline of Submission Ephesians 5:15-21 Almost all of the spiritual disciplines that we have been looking at are counter cultural. We have looked at fasting and simple living when our culture calls us to consume, we have looked ...read more

  • 9. The Spiritual Discipline Of Stewardship

    Contributed on Jan 15, 2007
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    All we have and are belongs to God, we are stewards of his belonings

    Tilling the Soil of the Soul Thanksgiving Sunday 2006 The Spiritual Discipline of Stewardship Often times when someone speaks of stewardship in a church setting, they talk about budgeting your money, and making sure you tithe – that you give 10% of your income back to God. While this is ...read more