Sermons on Spiritual Discipline


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What Do We Want in Prayer?
What Do We Want in Prayer?

Introduction

In the event of a fire in your home, the last thing you want to do is run around in the burning house (as is often seen on TV). The temperature ...


Prayer is a gift—and it brings us back to reality.


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Why Pray?
Why Pray?

Introduction

Even though we know we should pray constantly, many—if not most—of us would confess we don't pray as often as we should. But I ...


What if the purpose of prayer is knowing God—not getting answers?


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A Good Friday Intervention
A Good Friday Intervention

Introduction

One of my favorite Chicago landmarks is the iconic breakfast destination known as Ann Sathers, on 909 West Belmont. Ann Sathers is a good ...


Jesus intervenes for us—and satisfies us.


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The Freeing Power of Silent Prayer
The Freeing Power of Silent Prayer

Introduction

A young man goes through a very painful breakup with his girlfriend. He genuinely wants to honor God and live a life of integrity, but he ...


Being still before God makes us whole and sets us free.


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The Spiritual Disciplines You Didn't Choose
The Spiritual Disciplines You Didn't Choose

Introduction

There are two kinds of spiritual disciplines but today I want to talk about the kind that we understand less and that we struggle with more. ...


God wants to move us from a place of rebellion and resignation to acceptance and joy.


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Showdown in the Desert
Showdown in the Desert

The story behind the sermon (Bryan Wilkerson)

This was the twentieth message in a 40-week journey through the Bible called Living God's Story. It was the ...


Jesus shows us how to face temptation—by training and not just by trying.


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Introduction

As we continue in our series in the book of Exodus, today we are in chapter 33, and in chapter 33 we encounter Moses at prayer. And I think ...


In order to know God deeply, we must long for him more passionately.


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Spiritual Growth - My Job or God's?

Whose job is spiritual growth? Psychologists say one of the primary causes of conflict in households involves dispute over what's generally called division ...



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I Pray the Lord My Soul to Keep

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Here's another great sermon from one of our featured preachers, Bryan Wilkerson—an in-depth look at the last few lines of the Lord's ...


Whatever may come, we must ask God to lead us in a way that honors him, blesses others, and advances his good purpose for our lives.


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FSTR

Introduction

I've jumped into this series on inSanity not because I'm throwing stones, but because crazy has become the new normal for me. I feel like ...


When we are hooked on speed


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Lent: Preparing Our Garden for Growth
Lent: Preparing Our Garden for Growth

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Despite its rich history in the church, many of us don't observe Lent. Maybe it's time to reconsider. As Skye points out in his ...


Lent is a time to remove obstacles and dedicate ourselves anew to growing in Christ.


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Remember God in the Moment
Remember God in the Moment

Introduction

"Remember also your Creator in the days of your youth, before the evil days come and the years draw near when you will say, 'I have ...


Live in continual communication with God and with a constant awareness that he created you.


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What to Expect on Payday

Introduction

It takes 8½ hours for the winners to complete the Ironman world championship triathlon. One year, the networks featured a firefighter ...


Our faithfulness to God on Earth will increase our commendation, responsibility, and fellowship with him in heaven.


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Get off the Fence

Introduction

Of all the people admired in the world today, Jesus of Nazareth continually ranks at the top of the list. Even those who don't call themselves ...


When Jesus won't accept neutrality


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How To Gain a New Perspective on Money

Introduction:

Leadership experts like John Maxwell, Warren Bennis, and Jack Welch, along with social psychologists, agree that when it comes to change, ...


Give away 10 percent, save 10 percent, and have fun spending the 80 percent.


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A Spirit-Filled Workplace

Introduction

In Walt Disney’s fairy tale Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the little men march off to work each morning singing, "Hi ho, hi ho, it’s off ...


Christian employees and employers in the workplace today need to be Spirit-filled.


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Fasting as Fuel for the Soul

We're in the third week of a series called Fuel For the Soul. We're looking at some ancient Christian disciplines that serve to strengthen us spiritually. ...


When properly motivated, fasting demonstrates faith and commitment to God and leads to a deeper relationship with him.


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Silence and Solitude

Several years ago I came back from vacation feeling, not refreshed and renewed, but distracted, disenfranchised, and alienated. I came home feeling that, ...


Silence and Solitude supply fuel for the soul.


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The Purpose and Power of Fasting

The disciplined person is the person who can do what needs to be done when it needs to be done. Now I can take a basketball and I can get it into a ...


Fasting is the voluntary denial of an otherwise normal function for the sake of intense spiritual activity


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The Message of Mistakes

Have you ever wondered why there is so much failure recorded in the Bible? It's obvious to even a casual reader of this book that its pages are strewn ...


Spiritual failure is the result of a long process of spiritual mistakes.


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Spiritual Growth—My Job or God's?

Whose job is spiritual growth? Psychologists say one of the primary causes of conflict in households involves dispute over what's generally called division ...


Sanctification involves a mysterious partnership with God.


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