Spiritual Disciplines

Spiritual Disciplines of the Christian Faith (CM2)

Our ability as Christians to grow in godliness – becoming more like Christ – is greatly impacted by our understanding and practice of the historic Christian disciplines, including Scripture reading, prayer, worship, meditation, fasting and journaling. Properly understood and practiced, these disciplines become the pathway to greater Christian maturity and to far greater spiritual satisfaction.

Fridays, 1-3 PM, January 11-March 1, 2013 (8 sessions)

Required Texts: Celebration of Discipline, Richard Foster – $250.00 pesos and Spiritual Disciplines of the Christian Life, Donald Whitney – $160.00 pesos

Study Guide for the Spiritual Disciplines final exam.

CM2 – Intro to Christian Spiritual Disciplines – January 11

Reading assignment: Foster, pp. vii-11; 202-210. Whitney, pp. 9-23.

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CM2 – Bible Study and Meditation – January 18

Reading assignment: Foster, pp. 62-76; 15-32. Whitney, pp. 27-64.

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CM2 – Prayer and Journaling – January 25

Reading assignment: Foster, pp. 33-46. Whitney, pp. 65-83; 205-222.

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CM2 – Fasting – February 1

Reading assignment: Foster, pp. 47-61; 79-95. Whitney, pp. 159-180.

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CM2 – Silence and Solitude – February 8

Reading assignment: Foster, pp. 96-109. Whitney, pp. 181-203.

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CM2 – Worship and Confession – February 15

Reading assignment: Foster, pp. 158-174; 143-157. Whitney, pp. 85-97.

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CM2 – Service and Stewardship – February 22

Reading assignment: Foster, pp. 126-140; 143-157. Whitney, pp. 115-129; 131-157.

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CM2 – A Devotional Life – March 8

Reading assignment: Foster, pp. 110-125; 175-201. Whitney, pp. 99-114; 223-249.

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