The Next Steps: Develop a Rule of Life

If Jesus were to arrive at an unexpected moment, would you be found doing what he wants? We would be found ready and find it very rewarding if we intentionally cultivate a “Rule of Life.” A Rule of Life” is way to intentionally structure our lives so that God is at the center. This is the final lesson in emotionally healthy spirituality, but our work is just beginning as this lesson suggests many elements of spiritual discipline we can more fully integrate into our lives…

Becoming Emotionally Mature Adults

One of the unmistakable fruits in the life of a believer is love. And yet, we often find ourselves struggling to love well. In this sermon, we discover the difficulties behind our attempts, and discuss how we can learn to love well. The reality is that we do not naturally love others when we become Christians, its something we have to work on. The parable of the Good Samaritan gives us three portraits that will help us to love well…

Finding a Rhythm

What does your daily/weekly rhythm (schedule) look like? How do you balance your time with work, play, and God? In this lesson, we examine two spiritual disciplines that can help in slowing us down so that we can rest better. Too often we feel like we are on a hamster wheel that never stops spinning. The daily office and the weekly Sabbath are two disciplines that God encourages us to take in order to have a more balanced life. It is time to rest!…

Enlarge Your Soul Through Grief and Loss

We have difficulty facing our limits and going through losses, but processing through these experiences is required for wisdom. Avoiding grief and deflecting sadness is spiritually and emotionally unhealthy. In this lesson we learn from the examples of Job and Jesus about how to accept our limits and enlarge our souls&heliips;

Journey Through the Wall

The spiritual life is like a journey that occasionally brings us to difficult places. These challenges can be positively transformative if we allow ourselves to journey inward. God uses these ordeals to operate on our most deeply rooted spiritual problems. Using Jonah as an example we will explore what these spiritual journeys are like, what precious insights we can get out of them, and the negative consequences if we do not take this inward exploration of our souls…