Zacchaeus the tax collector intentionally positioned himself in such a way that he would encounter Jesus’ grace in his life. In the same way we extend effort to encounter God’s grace in our lives through the practice of spiritual disciplines.
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Observe how the spiritual disciplines fall into three major categories that, at times, tend to overlap each other.
Watch Matt Chandler explain the importance of spiritual disciplines in a Christian's walk.
Listen to Tim Chaddick express the discipline and joy of spiritual disciplines.
Listen to John Piper discuss the differences between proper spiritual discipline and legalism.
Watch David Platt explain the important distinctions between eastern meditation, and Christian meditation.
“The absence of fasting is the measure of our contentment with the absence of Christ.”
- John Piper
Listen to this insight from a Biola University professor discuss the issues of self-centered worship.
Watch David Platt explain the value and urgency of diving into God's word, while he bakes a loaf of bread on stage!
Listen to David Platt compare serving temporary food with serving lasting eternal food.
Check out David Mathis' book "Habits of Grace." Three seemingly unremarkable principles shape and strengthen the Christian life: listening to God's voice, speaking to him in prayer, and joining together with his people as the church.
Create your own weekly prayer calendar using your smart phone and plan out a recurring day to update your prayer requests. To avoid creating many lists of requests, it helps to use the formula found in the Lord's prayer.