“Take time and trouble to keep yourself spiritually fit. Bodily fitness has a certain value, but spiritual fitness is essential both for this present life and for the life to come.” 1 Tim 4.7-8 (Phillips)
Being spiritually fit doesn’t happen by accident, it comes from discipline. Discipline is doing what you need to do to become who you want to be. Each week we will examine one of the four disciplines (Learning, Application, Witness and Prayer) that make us more spiritually fit.
Have you ever wished that life could be less complicated? Technology and technical advancement promises to make our lives easier, but it seems like the world we live in is more complex and complicated than ever before.
Faith and religion are not exempt from the complications and complexities of the world. It appears that what God intended to be relational, we have turned into religion AND religion has separated us from God and one another.
In the mid-18th century, John and Charles Wesley looked at their world and their faith tradition and saw a separation. Perhaps the greatest thing the Wesleys did was take the Christian faith and made it simple, accessible to everyone. All that was required of a person who wanted to be a part of this faith was “a desire to flee the wrath to come and a desire to be saved from their sins” and to follow three rules…Do no harm, Do Good, and Attain to the Ordnances of God.
In this sermon series, we will examine each of these rules and be challenged to apply them to our lives.