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  • The Creative Word And Spiritual Formation

    Contributed by Jeremy Poling on Jan 15, 2008
     | 878 views

    God has purpose for us.

    The Creative Word and Spiritual Formation Gen 1:1 In the beginning God created the Heaven and the earth. 2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. Form - tohuw (to’-hoo); from an unused root ...read more

  • The Case For Spiritual Formation Series

    Contributed by David Flowers on Dec 31, 2009
     | 3,095 views

    Part 4 in series The Company We Keep, this message makes the case for why spiritual formation is critical and discusses the difference between training to obey Jesus and trying to obey Jesus.

    The Case for Spiritual Formation The Company We Keep, prt. 4 Wildwind Community Church David Flowers May 23, 2009 John Ortberg asks us to consider what it would be like to be doing what we do every night – sitting on the couch eating Twinkies and potato chips – when suddenly the phone ...read more

  • Determination (Spiritual Formation Part 4) Series

    Contributed by Anthony Soyao on Oct 1, 2010
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,495 views

    Determination as one on the key of true Spiritual Formation

    Determination Philippians 3:10-14 1. Determination is the act of deciding definitely and firmly; also : the result of such an act of decision A. It begins by releasing yourself from the past B. Forgetting what lies behind (Verse 13) C. The past can be our greatest enemy and our greatest ...read more

  • Desire (Spiritual Formation Part 1) Series

    Contributed by Anthony Soyao on Oct 1, 2010
     | 2,592 views

    Knowing what we truly desire in our spiritual formation

    Desire Jeremiah 24:1-7 1. Desire to know Him well • Knowing Jesus is by knowing the Scriptures • But Knowing Him is simply experiencing Christ in your life • It means experiencing the word with you • To experience Him is having a close personal relationship with Him • Ex. Husband & wife, ...read more

  • Spiritual Formations: Secrets Of The Secret Place

    Contributed by on Jul 24, 2016
     | 2,584 views

    As we spend time in the secret place of prayer – in solitude, silence, and soaking and Scripture meditation – we are transformed into the image of Jesus.

    SPIRITUAL FORMATIONS #2: SECRETS OF THE SECRET PLACE KEY TEXT: “He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, "He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust.” (Psalm 91:1-2). THE BIG IDEA: ...read more

  • Spiritual Formations: Good Good Father

    Contributed by on Jul 24, 2016
     | 3,264 views

    God wants us to know, believe and receive the extraordinary, unconditional love that He has for us.

    SPIRITUAL FORMATIONS #3: GOOD, GOOD FATHER PERSONAL TESTIMONY: Grew up in a single parent family, dad was an alcoholic. Mom remarried when I was ten, my step-father was strict, didn’t get along with him well. OPENING SCRIPTURE: “Behold what manner of love the Father has ...read more

  • Spiritual Formations: First Things First

    Contributed by on Jul 24, 2016
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,588 views

    Three of the key spiritual formations are abiding in Jesus in prayer, abiding in the Word, and abiding in His love.

    SPIRITUAL FORMATIONS #4: FIRST THINGS FIRST SPIRITUAL FORMATIONS QUOTE: “To live the spiritual life and to let God’s presence fill us takes constant prayer, and to move from our illusions and isolation back to that place in the heart where God continues to form us in the likeness ...read more

  • Spiritual Formations: Pursuing Intimacy With God

    Contributed by on Jul 9, 2016
     | 4,495 views

    As we spend time in the secret place of prayer – in solitude, silence, and soaking – we are transformed into the image of Jesus.

    SPIRITUAL FORMATIONS #1: PURSUING INTIMACY WITH GOD INTRO TO TOPIC: I believe the Lord is calling us to go deeper in the secret place. “Nevertheless I have this against you, that you have left your first love. Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent and do the first ...read more

  • Reconnecting With Prayer Series

    Contributed by Bruce Rzengota on Mar 23, 2014
     | 2,182 views

    FOUR THINGS I KNOW I SACRIFICE WHEN I'M NOT RECONNECTING WITH GOD IN PRAYER.

    Reconnecting with Prayer Isaiah 40:27-31 9/8/13 Introduction Video: Connecting with GOD through Prayer  What if prayer is more about reconnecting than meetings, lists chains, requests, petitions, intercessions? T.S. The Poet David gives us gives us a look at what we sacrifice ...read more

  • Reconnecting With Hope Series

    Contributed by Bruce Rzengota on Mar 23, 2014
     | 1,711 views

    Reconnecting with God reconnects us with hope.

    Reconnecting with HOPE Lamentations 3:18-26 10/6/13 Introduction http://vimeo.com/62643994 When we are in the midst of Despair, Discouragement, trials the greatest place to find new hope is reconnecting with our great God. T.S. Turn with me to Lamentations. Lam 3:18-26 18 So I say, "My ...read more

  • Desiring God: Part 1 Of A 4 Part Series On Spiritual Formation Series

    Contributed by Rev. Matthew Parker on Nov 2, 2014
     | 3,043 views

    This message looks at the basics of spiritual formation, including where our desire for God actually comes from

    Spiritual Formation Series: Sermon 1: Desiring God - November 2, 2014 In the next few weeks we’re going to be looking at a subject that we’ve never addressed in depth, to my recollection. We’re going to explore the Scriptures and look at spiritual formation. The topic today ...read more

  • Hope Of New Life

    Contributed by Tom Clawser, M. Div. on Apr 1, 2017
     | 1,060 views

    Hope is the basis of spiritual formation. It transforms us, drawing us closer to Christ so that others may be drawn to him.

    They still tell the story at William and Mary College of daffy, magnificent President Ewell. For a century and a half, this prestigious Virginia school had been a leader among American universities. Then came the Civil War. In the hard days of reconstruction that followed, William and Mary ...read more

  • Denying Yourself (Spiritual Formation Part 2) Series

    Contributed by Anthony Soyao on Oct 1, 2010
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,570 views

    Knowing how to deny ourselves to our spiritual formation.

    Denying Yourself Philippians 2:1-16 1. Deny your Authority – Acknowledging that our life is under the sovereign power of God A. Who, though he was in the form of God, did not regard equality with God something to be grasped (Verse 6) B. We need to understand that that the world does not ...read more

  • Standing In The Freedom Of The Gospel: Spiritual Formation Is A Community Pr

    Contributed by David Taylor on Jan 23, 2014
     | 1,586 views

    Standing in the Freedom of the Gospel: Spiritual Formation is a Community Project

    Standing in the Freedom of the Gospel: Spiritual Formation is a Community Project Galatians 4:12-20 Do you ever feel like you are not experiencing change, growth, being shaped by Christ? Worse yet, do you ever feel that you or people you care about are veering off the road, making decisions ...read more

  • Reconnecting With The Love Of Your Life Series

    Contributed by Bruce Rzengota on Mar 25, 2014
     | 1,243 views

     RECONNECTING WITH GOD RECONNECTS ME WITH THE LOVE OF MY LIFE (My Spouse)

    Reconnecting with the Love of Your Life Ephesians 5:21-33 NLT 10/13/2013 I remember our remarriage counseling session. Two points: A simplistic diagram & statement form the pastors wife "sex is important" That was it. Sum total of our preparation for marriage. It is a wonder we ...read more