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Spiritual well being

  1. 1. :Spiritual Well Being: the Disciplined life
  2. 2. :Spiritual Well Being: the Disciplined life “7Do not waste time arguing over godless ideas and old wives tales.Spend your time and energy in trainingyourself for spiritual fitness. 8Physicalexercise has some value, but spiritualexercise is much more important, for itpromises a reward in both this life and the next.” 1 Timothy 1:7,8
  3. 3. :Spiritual Well Being: the Disciplined life “Know well that the enemy laboureth in all wise to stay thy desire in good and to make thee void of all good exercise.” Thomas Kempis
  4. 4. :Spiritual Well Being: the Disciplined life “29Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle, and you willfind rest for your souls. 30For myyoke fits perfectly, and the burden I give is light.” Matthew 11:29,30
  5. 5. :Spiritual Well Being: the Disciplined life “Loving God means keeping his commandments, andreally, that isn’t difficult.” 1 John 5:3
  6. 6. :Spiritual Well Being: the Disciplined life“14A wise person is hungry for truth, while the fool feeds on trash. 15For the poor, every day brings trouble; for thehappy heart, life is a continual feast.” Proverbs 13:14,15
  7. 7. :Spiritual Well Being: the Disciplined life “7 deadly sins”pride – conceit, egotism, arrogance, feeling of superiorityenvy – jealousy, grudging, resentfulanger – resentment, bad-tempered, irritation, rage, choleric, hostilesloth – lazy, apathy, idleness, indolence, inertavarice – greedy, covetous, graspinggluttony – overindulgence, gratifying an appetite, excess, over-abundancelasciviousness - inappropriate sexual behavior
  8. 8. :Spiritual Well Being: the Disciplined life “Do not let any part of your body become a tool of wickedness, tobe used for sinning. Instead, give yourselves completely to God since you have been given newlife. And use your whole body as a tool to do what is right for the glory of God.” Romans 6:13
  9. 9. :Spiritual Well Being: the Disciplined life “5Those who are dominated by the sinful nature think about sinful things, but those who are controlled by the Holy Spirit think about the things that please the Spirit. 6Ifyour sinful nature controls your mind, thereis death. But if the Holy Spirit controls your mind, there is life and peace. Romans 8:5,6
  10. 10. :Spiritual Well Being: the Disciplined life 7For the sinful nature is always hostile to God. It never did obeyGod’s laws, and it never will. 8That’s why those who are still under the control of their sinful nature can never please God.” Romans 8:7,8
  11. 11. :Spiritual Well Being: the Disciplined life “5So make every effort to apply the benefits of these promises to your life.Then your faith will produce a life of moral excellence. A life of moral excellence leads to knowing God better. 6Knowing God leads to self-control. Self-control leads to patient endurance, and patient endurance leads to godliness. 2 Peter 1:5,6
  12. 12. :Spiritual Well Being: the Disciplined life7Godliness leads to love for other Christians, and finally you will grow to have genuine love for everyone. 8The more you grow like this, the more you will become productive and useful in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. 9But those who fail to develop these virtues are blindor, at least, very shortsighted. They have already forgotten that God has cleansed them from their old life of sin. 2 Peter 1:7-9
  13. 13. :Spiritual Well Being: the Disciplined life10So, dear brothers and sisters, work hardto prove that you really are among those God has called and chosen. Doing this,you will never stumble or fall away. 11And God will open wide the gates of heaven for you to enter into the eternal Kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.” 2 Peter 1:10,11
  14. 14. :Spiritual Well Being: the Disciplined lifeDisciplines of Abstinence Disciplines of Engagement solitude study silence worship fasting celebration frugality service chasity prayer secrecy fellowship sacrifice confession submission
  15. 15. :Spiritual Well Being: the Disciplined life “ . . . So I warn you to keep away from(or abstain from) evildesires (or fleshly lusts) because they fight against your very souls.” 1 Peter 2:11b
  16. 16. :Spiritual Well Being: the Disciplined life“Stand up, take your mat,and go on home, because you are healed.” Mark 2:11
  17. 17. :Spiritual Well Being: the Disciplined lifeThe disciplines of abstinencecounteract tendencies to sins of commission, and the disciplines of engagementcounteract tendencies to sins of omission.
  18. 18. :Spiritual Well Being: the Disciplined lifeKansas City Mission Statement “Wake up, sing up, preach up, pray up, and pay up; but never give up or let up, or back up or shut up until the cause of Christ in this church and in the world is built up.”
  19. 19. :Spiritual Well Being: the Disciplined lifeThe primary requirement to practice the spiritualdisciplines is a longing after God.

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