This article offers a few practical pointers about confession of sin: confess it early, confess it to one another, and at times, sit among the weeds to learn from them.
Do you notice how many times the Lord in Scripture commands his people to remember the things he has done for them? Our fallen nature results in us being plagued with spiritual amnesia, with forgetting who God is and what he commands of us. This article calls the believer to remember God's Word and works, and thereby be encouraged.
What does it mean to be a spiritual leader? This article indicates that spiritual leadership is rooted in knowing where God wants people to be and taking the initiative to use God’s means to get them there. This understanding of leadership has two aspects to it: the inner circle and the outer circle.
Do you want to know how to confess your sins to God? This article discusses four ways.
Forgiveness is the soil in which spiritual fruits and divine blessings are cultivated. This article explains that extending forgiveness to others brings great blessings upon the Christian life.
This article underlines the joy that comes from confession of sin. It shows from passages like Psalm 103 the power of God's cleansing work.
This article considers the value of times of silence in the life of a Christian. Silence exposes the soul, confronts the voices that we face throughout our life, teaches us to listen, and tests our need for noise. The author calls Christians to embrace the quiet.
This article discusses one approach to memorizing books of the Bible, and how to retain them in memory.
Every Christian sins, so every Christian needs to ask forgiveness. Yet how we ask forgiveness speaks to the quality of our repentance. This article mentions five ways we can evaluate whether our repentance is sincere or not.
This article provides some scriptural principles on how we are to give and receive commendation: praise is not for ourselves but for others, we must guard against all forms of flattery, and we must learn to honour others in the Lord.
For the soul to be healthy, the Christian must practice rejoicing, praying, and thanksgiving (spiritual exercises).
This essay offers an analysis of the theology and structure of evangelical spirituality. It also reviews the present practice of spirituality in the light of contemporary trends. It wants to give a critical review of the practice and sources of evangelical spirituality, in order to show the strengths and weaknesses of evangelical spirituality. It also wants to determine whether other traditions of spirituality are compatible with it, and how they might be used to enrich it.
This article considers the discipline of self-examination.
How does the Bible function in Christian spirituality and spiritual exercises? The article argues that the Bible's potential to facilitate an encounter with God is underestimated. The author reflects on the way Psalm 119 relates to the believer. The psalm is acknowledged as acting upon the reader and is not seen merely as a passive object of study. The article argues for a more central place for the Bible in spiritual practice and makes suggestions for how to put this into practice.