December 26, 2014 – January 30, 2015
While not a biblical list found directly in scripture, the list of spiritual disciplines has remained relatively consistent since the time of the early Church fathers. Why? Because these practices are found encouraged and modeled in scripture, often by Jesus himself. In this Groundwork series we study Bible passages that help us better understand why we should incorporate spiritual disciplines for a healthy spiritual life, dig into scripture to learn about individual disciplines, and discuss how the spiritual disciplines deepen our faith, lead us closer to the heart of God, and help us grow in relationship with God.
Episodes in this Series
December 26 , 2014
Why Practice Spiritual Disciplines
Spiritual disciplines are practices we need to engage in to stay spiritually healthy and fit. Today on Groundwork we look at what these spiritual disciplines are, where we see them in scripture, and what role they have in our lives as Christ's disciples.
January 2 , 2015
Prayer & Fasting
All relationships need nurturing to thrive and today on Groundwork we're discussing prayer and fasting, two ways we can nurture our relationship with God that Jesus Christ provides guidance on in Matthew 6:1-6 and Matthew 6:16-18.
January 9 , 2015
Is the point of simplicity just to not have stuff? Today on Groundwork we study passages like Philippians 4:10-13 and Matthew 6:25-33 to understand the spiritual discipline of simplicity and how it helps us grow closer to the heart of God.
January 16 , 2015
Silence & Solitude
Jesus incorporated silence and solitude into his own life regularly. So today on Groundwork we'll talk about these intricately connected disciplines for our spiritual lives by studying biblical examples from Mark 1:35-39 and 1 Kings 19:11-13.
January 23 , 2015
Service & Giving
Today on Groundwork we're studying Matthew 6:19-21 and Luke 16:1-9 to help us understand the spiritual discipline of giving: giving of your time, your service, and yes, your money.
January 30 , 2015
Study & Memorization
Join us as we discuss Psalm 119 and other Bible passages that show us how spending time in scripture through study, memorization, meditation and contemplation nurtures our relationship with God.