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Passionate Spirituality

Passionate Spirituality, Part 4

Thursday, May 1st, 2008

So far I’ve shown that Christian spirituality is, quite literally, Spirit-uality. It is life lived in the Spirit. When we live in the Spirit, we are transformed by the Spirit to be more like Christ. We are guided by the Spirit as we live each day. And we are empowered by the Spirit for ministry.
But […]

Passionate Spirituality, Part 3

Wednesday, April 30th, 2008

This is the third part of a short series on Passionate Spirituality. In yesterday’s post, I began looking at Galatians 5:16-25, a passage that identifies passionate spirituality as life in the Spirit of God. When we live in the Spirit, the fruit of the Spirit grows in our life: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, […]

Passionate Spirituality, Part 2

Tuesday, April 29th, 2008

Yesterday I began a short series on Passionate Spirituality. This is actually a revised version of a sermon I preached at my new church in Boerne, Texas this past Sunday.
In yesterday’s post, I introduced the theme of passionate spirituality, asking what the phrase passionate spirituality suggests to you, and explaining what the Natural Church Development […]

Passionate Spirituality, Part 1

Monday, April 28th, 2008

Yesterday I preached my first sermon in my new home church, St. Mark Presbyterian Church in Boerne, Texas. The topic had been assigned to me by the pastor, John Watson. It was sermon three in a series he’s doing on Natural Church Development, a biblically-based curriculum for healthy church growth. My job was to preach […]