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Monday, November 23rd, 2015

7-9pm @ CBC

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From the Pastor’s Desk

The Discipline of Bible Intake(1)

The Discipline of Bible Intake (1) “The Alternative to Discipline is Disaster” Vance Havner Last week we considered 1 Timothy 4:7-8 “Have nothing to do with godless myths and old wives’ tales; rather, train yourself to be godly. For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come.” (NIV) Training yourself carries the idea of disciplining yourself. This week we will begin a journey that will introduce us to what have been referred to as the classical Christian disciplines. Donald Whitney defines the spiritual disciplines as “those personal and corporate disciplines that promote spiritual growth. They are the habits of devotion and experiential Christianity that have been practiced by the people of God since biblical times.” No spiritual discipline is more important than the intake of God’s Word. Two texts of scripture need to be mentioned: “Sanctify them in the truth; Your word is truth.”(John 17:17) “That He might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the Word.” (Ephesians 5:26) The point is actually quite simple, there can be no spiritual growth, which is not rooted and grounded in and consistently fed by biblical truth. In the book How People Grow, Henry Cloud and John Townsend state that “the Bible stands alone as God’s only perfect guide to life and growth.” (2001, 191) To the extent that our spiritual life ignores this, it is deficient. That is a strong statement, but a painfully true one. When the Bible speaks, God speaks, and if there is ever a desire to...

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