Christian Disciplines Resource Page

Thank you for your interest in the Christian disciplines and joining us for this study.  Below you will find content available for download that may be helpful to you along the way.  The primary study guide for this Lifegroup is the Christian Disciplines LifeGuide by IVP Connect. Click HERE to order your copy.  For supplemental content on this study and more, visit Pastor Ray Berig's new blog at

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  • Christian Disciplines ~ Introduction

    The Christian disciplines class is a way for us to learn practices that will enrich and benefit us in cultivating a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ.  We will discuss how none of the disciplines win us more favor in the eyes of God or make us more holy because we practice them.  However, they will ignite in us a deeper passion for God, his word, and make us more sensitive to Jesus Christ and his Holy Spirit in our lives.  We will be exploring these practices together and find those that work for each of us. 


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    Click HERE for the notes in PDF format

    Click HERE to view the live Zoom session

    Click HERE to view the "What Are Spiritual Disciplines" video with Kenneth Boa

  • Session 01 ~ Quiet Time

    The discipline of developing a quite time benefits us because it is centered on the intentional objective of finding ways to separate ourselves from the variety of distractions we always face.  This session invites us to build on the disciplines of solitude, listening/silence, and meditation.


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    Click HERE for the notes in PDF format

    Click HERE to view the live Zoom session

    Click HERE to view the Silence and Solitude video on YouTube.com

  • Session 02 ~ Prayer

    The discipline is one of the most fundamental practices to our Christian faith and one of the hardest to describe, teach on, or maintain.  This session is meant to encourage each of us to develop a creative approach to communicating with the living God that inspires us to pursue him more. 


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    Click HERE for the notes in PDF format

    Click HERE to view the live Zoom session

    Click HERE to view the "Teach Us to Pray" video with John Piper

  • Session 03 ~ Bible Study

    The discipline of Bible Study calls us to set aside a time to intentionally examine God's word in an analytical way that seeks to understand the truest meaning of the biblical texts.  This session provides thoughts on the difference between devotional reading of the Bible and biblical analysis and give some helpful ideas about how to use your Bible study time well. 


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    Click HERE for the notes in PDF format


  • Session 04 ~ Worship

    The discipline of worship is essential for the Christian and the whole of the believer's life is incorporated with worship God in Spirit and truth.  For the believer, worship is a lifestyle in which we surrender our bodies, all that we do and pursue, to God as living sacrifices.  This session digs in to these truths using biblical examples of key scriptures to help us understand the nature of Christian worship.


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    Click HERE for the notes in PDF format

    Click HERE to view the live Zoom session

  • Session 05 ~ Evangelism

    This session addresses evangelism and examines the steps one goes through coming to a saving faith and a system we may use in sharing the gospel message.  We also take a look at the Apostle Paul's engagement of the culture in Acts 17.


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    Click HERE for the notes in PDF format

    Click HERE to view the live Zoom session  ***Currently Unavailable***

  • Session 06 ~ Social Justice

    This session addresses social justice which focuses on the common good of the community and concerns such areas as fair and equal distribution of goods and benefits, respect for human rights, etc. In a broader sense, God models his divine justice and Jesus exemplifies righteousness,  how to love God, and how to love our neighbors, fellow bearers of the image of God, as our selves. 


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    Click HERE for the notes in PDF format

    Click HERE to view the live Zoom session ***MILD PROFANITY ***

    Click HERE to view the video "Justice"  by the Bible Project.