The more we receive the discipline of the Holy Spirit and are broken, the better we can discern. The legitimacy of my judgment depends on the discipline I have received. Because I have been disciplined, I use the light acquired thereby ...
Author: Watchman Nee
Publisher: Christian Fellowship Publishers
Listen to the prayer of the apostle Paul for his beloved church in Philippi: “this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and all discernment; so that ye may approve the things that are excellent; that ye may be sincere and void of offence unto the day of Christ” (Phil. 1.9-10). What was it that inspired him to offer such a prayer for the dear saints in Philippi? Do we today desperately need the same prayer? We talk about love and fellowship, and yet we encounter many problems and failures. What is the missing link to a glorious church? Can it be the lack of “full knowledge and all perception that ye may prove [or, distinguish] the things that differ” (literal translation)? Certainly spiritual discernment is the pressing need of today. How can we obtain this full knowledge of God? Where do we get spiritual discernment that we may know the things which differ or are more excellent? These are the matters which brother Watchman Nee tried to address during his latter years of ministry. This present volume, entitled Spiritual Discernment is composed of three parts: Abound in Knowledge, Abound in Discernment, and Approve the Excellent. The Publishers were able to acquire these Notes in Chinese recently, and they have now been translated into English for sharing with the English-speaking saints. May these Notes help many in meeting the pressing need of today.
Tim Challies in The Discipline of Spiritual Discernment describes a distinct Reformed approach in which discernment is 'the skill of understanding and applying God's Word with the purpose of separating truth from error and right from ...
Author: Filip De Cavel
Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster
The preacher's weekly assignment is brutally repetitive: Fill the blank page by Sunday, at least twice a month, if not, even more. This book offers a biblical, theological and empirical grounding to support the preacher's self-reflective, listening, and sermonizing practices in order for the preacher to be aware of his/her spirituality of listening and discernment.
Discernment. Biblical. Basis. and. Examples. Discernmentmayincludewisdom to understand the times—1 Chron. ... Disciplines. Today. Discernment isprimarily a spiritual gift. However, all believersare called tobe wiseand discerning (Phil.
Author: Rose Publishing
Publisher: Rose Publishing Inc
The Spiritual Disciplines Pamphlet explains the classic spiritual disciplines that help us follow Jesus: Scripture reading, prayer, fasting, worship, solitude, and evangelism. The Spiritual Disciplines Pamphlet makes an excellent handout or Bible study on Christian maturity for a small group or Sunday school class. It addresses questions such as: What does it mean to be Jesus' disciples in the twenty-first century? Do spiritual disciplines look different in an electronic age? How can spiritual disciplines be a joy, not a legalistic burden? Includes an explaination and advice on these Spiritual Disciplines: • Bible Reading/Study • Prayer • Fasting • Worship • Service • Solitutude • Discernment • Evangelism Each Spiritual Discipline includes: • Examples from people in the Bible • Tips for getting started • How each discipline helps us to have a Christ-focused life Discussion Questions • Scripture Reading: Read two of the Bible passages from the list on page 5. In your opinion, what is the message of these passages? Read the section on “The Disciplines Today.” Some people love to read the Bible; others see it as a challenge. What ideas might work for those who struggle? • Prayer: Read one of the Psalms listed at the top of page 6 and pick one other Bible passage in that section. What is the writer of the Psalms expressing in his prayer? Is he being honest with God about his emotions and problems? In what way does this change your view of prayer? What attitude should we have? What kinds of prayers should we avoid? Pick one of the ideas in “The Disciplines Today” and share how you might apply it. • Fasting: Choose two of the passages at the top of page 8 to read. Why did these people choose to fast? Now look at the quote. How can we keep our focus on the right thing? Fasting is one of the most neglected of the Spiritual Disciplines, but it is excellent for teaching us self-control. Look at the tips. How might you practice the discipline of fasting? • Worship: People worship in many ways as we can see from the biblical examples at the top of page 9. Which of these suit your personality and circumstances the most? Look at the first point under “The Disciplines Today.” In practical ways, how can we develop the right attitudes? When we worship in a group, the experience is often different from our private times of worship. What are the benefits of each? • Service: Jesus could have forced and bullied everyone into obeying him. Yet he did not. He chose to be a servant. Pick one of the passages from the Biblical Basis section at the top of page 10, and explain how Jesus' leadership is different from the kind of leadership found in the world today. Read the tips on page 10. How will you serve others in a way that imitates Jesus? • Solitude: Many biblical leaders sought to be alone with God. Pick one of the examples on page 11 and note anything of interest to you. If you are the type of person who likes having a lot of noise in your life, how do you practice solitude? What are the benefits of going off by yourself and praying and resting? • Discernment: Look at the examples of biblical discernment at the top of page 12. Read both of the last two bullet points in the Biblical Basis section. What does discernment mean and how does it look today? Some people seem to have the spiritual gift of discernment, but all believers can be more discerning in general. Why is it important to discuss issues with other believers? • Evangelism: Read all of the points at the top of page 13. What did Jesus teach? Look at the tips. What do you see as the most important? It is often easiest and most natural to share your own story with close friends. Do you ever sense an opportunity to discuss spiritual matters? Perfect for discipleship or small groups.
1922.: ... BETATIGUNG DER CHRISTLICHEN WISSENSCHAFT Kranken argumentieren unbewut fur das Leiden, anstatt l gegen dasselbe.
Author: Mary Baker Eddy
Category: Christian Science
1922.: ... BETATIGUNG DER CHRISTLICHEN WISSENSCHAFT Kranken argumentieren unbewut fur das Leiden, anstatt l gegen dasselbe. Sie geben dessen Wirklichkeit zu, wahrend sie sie leugnen sollten. Sie sollten gegen das Zeugnis der 3 trugerischen Sinne auftreten und des Menschen Unsterblichkeit und ewige Gleichheit mit Gott behaupten. Gleich dem groen Beispielgeber sollte der Heiler zu der e Krankheit sprechen, wie einer, der Gewalt uber sie hat, und sollte es Seele uberlassen, den falschen Au- G8ttiiche genschein der korperlichen Sinne zu meistern Autoritat 9 und die Anspruche der Seele der Sterblichkeit und Krankheit gegenuber geltend zu machen. Dasselbe Prinzip heilt beides, Sunde und Krankheit. Wenn die gottliche Wissenschaft 12 den Glauben an das fleischliche Gemut uberwindet, und der Glaube an Gott allen Glauben an Sunde und an materielle Heilverfahren zerstort, dann werden Sunde, Krankheit und is Tod verschwinden. Gebete, in denen Gott nicht um Heilung angefleht wird, sondern darum, da Er den Patienten zu Sich nehme, nut- 1s zen dem Kranken nichts. Eine ubellaunige, mur- Hilfen hei rische oder falsche Person sollte nicht Pflegerin Krankheit sein. Die Pflegerin mu frohlich, ordentlich, punktlich, ge- 21 duldig und voll Vertrauen sein -- empfanglich fur Wahrheit und Liebe. Es ist mentale Quacksalberei, aus der Krankheit eine 24 Wirklichkeit zu machen -- sie fur etwas zu halten, das man sehen und fuhlen kann -- und dann zu versuchen Mentale sie durch Gemut zu heilen. Es ist genau so irrig, Q"sckM11rei 27 da du an das wirkliche Vorhandensein von einem Gewachs, von Krebs oder von zersetzten Lungen glaubst, wahrend du gegen deren Wirklichkeit argumentierst, wie. da dein Patient, 30 der physischen Annahme gema, diese Ubel fuhlt. Die mentale Praxis, welche Krankheit f&...
JOB , R. , A Guide to Spiritual Discernment , Nashville ( TN ) 1996 . JOHNSON , B. , Discerning God's Will , Louisville ... CHAPTER 5 A DESIGN FOR THE DISCIPLINE OF SPIRITUALITY INTRODUCTION DISCERNMENT - A BLUEPRINT FOR THE METHOD 515.
Author: Kees Waaijman
Publisher: Peeters Publishers
This textbook is a systematic guide to the extensive field of spirituality. Kees Waaijman charts the multiform phenomenon of spirituality: the spirituality of ordinary people, the great spiritual traditions and the force of counter-movements. From the foundation of this survey he answers questions like: What exactly is spirituality? What forms can a scholarly approach take? Finally, the book provides methodic access to the study of spirituality, focusing on the following questions: Which are the different forms of spirituality and how can we describe them? How can spiritual texts be given a reliable reading? Which themes can be distinguished in the field of spirituality and what would be a meaningful way to address them? What do we mean by spiritual guidance and what can we learn from it? This textbook has no equal. It is indispensable to scholars wishing to study the subject, but also to others who want to learn about spirituality.
We will always struggle as we attempt to discern truth from error and right from wrong. But God is always faithful to help us even when we ... Are you willing to pursue God and earnestly desire the discipline of spiritual discernment?
Author: Elyse Fitzpatrick
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
Multitudes of women struggle daily with negative habits and addictions, emotions such as anger and depression, various kinds of loneliness, and other difficulties experienced by mothers, wives, or singles. Here is a rich counseling resource that looks to the Bible alone as being sufficient to address our every need. Author Elyse Fitzpatrick and several contributors are all qualified biblical counselors skilled at interweaving the perfect wisdom of God’s Word with heartfelt compassion and concern for those who need help. Among the topics are... emotions, worry, and depression eating disorders and habitual struggles and sins verbal abuse and pornography singleness, marriage, and parenting grief and caregiving Designed for both self-use and as a guide for counseling others, Women Counseling Women offers answers that will encourage and endure because God’s Word is timeless and full of wisdom for the problems women face.
“In Technology We Trust” is evident when sophisticated ambitions of Christians draw them away from discipline in Christ. ... Christians who lack discipline and spiritual discernment always seek mercy without judgment (false grace), ...
Author: Steven Holley
Who are enemies of the cross, and who are defenders of the faith? In Defense of the Cross of Christ is a wake-up call to sleeping Christians who keep hitting the conviction snooze button of God’s command for obedience and holiness through His grace that compels us and equips us to personify Jesus in selfless love. In Defense of the Cross of Christ is an uncompromising warning to church leaders who have invaded the church with humanistic thinking and become stumbling blocks for babes in Christ while deceiving others to follow their pernicious ways of iniquity and to rejoice in it. Over a decade in preparation, In Defense of the Cross of Christ is now ready for you. The question is, are you ready for it? “I know of no other current author who addresses the issue of iniquity among the body of Christ as clearly and concisely as it is dealt with in this work. Just as importantly, I testify that the words written have the testimony of the Spirit by the demonstration of a life lived by the principles here taught.” —Corey Dawes, Father’s Honor Ministry “With passion and conviction, Steven has presented an excellent defense of the cross. Through Scripture and his insight, the reader is drawn to move away from elementary teachings of Scripture and toward deeper water by allowing the love of Christ to guide every decision of their lives. In Defense of the Cross of Christ is intended for slow digestion so the reader may obtain the full nutrients it contains.” —Kevin Clouse, pastor and writer, First Church of God
How far do similar patterns in the life of other churches enable your church to discern common theological understandings which would lead to ... This perspective regards the discipline of spiritual discernment as an essential category.
Author: Terje Hegertun
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Must the church be either charismatic or sacramental? In this book, Terje Hegertun argues that she has the privilege of being both. The Day of Pentecost formed her identity and shaped her conviction of being lifted on the arms of grace and pushed forward by the power from on high. In the midst of her vulnerability and failure, the worldwide faith community is a composition of the Spirit. One of the greatest gifts the church may offer the world is simply to be church: a charismatic-sacramental fellowship, a dwelling place of God's Spirit. A church nurtured by graceful charismatic and sacramental gifts fosters a mature congregational spirituality distinguished by hospitable relations. Thus, the Spirit of God plays the main role of being the comprehensive principle of Christian unity across denominational lines.
 My friend said that his ideas were heavily influenced by Tim Challies, The Discipline of Spiritual Discernment (Wheaton: Crossway Books, 2007). For more information about discernment, please take a look at his book.