Handling God’s Word

The Spiritual Life Team, and Christian Spiritual Formation in general, treats the Word of God as foundational and as the invitation to experience life with God today. The Bible describes reality as it truly is, with the Triune God omnipresent throughout the universe, immanent in it and transcendent beyond it (Is. 66:1-2). The Scripture bears…

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Unchanging God

by Karen Kurth Key Verse:   “For I the Lord do not change; therefore you, O children of Jacob, are not consumed.”  – Malachi 3:6, ESV  My siblings and I have a little saying that covers our social awkwardness – “I was raised under schizophrenic influences.” Stability brings comfort to me.  Therefore, I revel, I delight, that God does…

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The Word and the Spirit

by Lena Larsen Key Verse: When they hurled their insults at him, he did not retaliate; when he suffered, he made no threats. Instead, he entrusted himself to him who judges justly. “He himself bore our sins” in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; “by…

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Meditation involves ruminating, pausing, wondering, contemplating, and reflecting on an idea or subject. In Christian meditation we focus on an aspect of God, his work and/or his Word allowing ourselves to profoundly taste and see the goodness of God. Through meditation our understanding deepens and strengthens within our soul. Although it’s not essential you might…

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Daily Lectio Divina

Daily Lectio Divina From Abiding Way Ministries A series of daily podcasts with Sharon Garlough Brown, walking you through a simple Lectio Divina. May be listened to with or without music.

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Lectio Divina

Also called meditative or devotional reading, this practice allows us to listen to what God is speaking to us personally through His word. Take your time going through these 6 steps: •Silencio/Silence — Before reading the passage, take 1-2 minutes to transition from what you were just doing to be present right now to God…

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