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Spiritual Disciplines Within the Church

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'You're worth it.' 'You deserve a break today.' 'Do something nice for yourself.' Commonly heard phrases in this society committed to self-gratification and individual rights. Doing things for other people is a waste of precious time, and asking for help,...


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'You're worth it.' 'You deserve a break today.' 'Do something nice for yourself.' Commonly heard phrases in this society committed to self-gratification and individual rights. Doing things for other people is a waste of precious time, and asking for help, weak. So how do we build the church described in the Scriptures? In this day and age, how can we be a genuine community based on self-sacrifice and mutual commitment? In Spiritual Disciplines Within the Church, seminary professor, author, and former pastor Don Whitney shows us how to build a sense of community and be active participants instead of passive attendees. Whitney looks at such frequently asked questions as: Why can't I get by on my own? Why should I go to church? Why should I give of myself to the church? Why do I need to worship in church? Couldn't I just worship in nature? Why does it matter whether I become a member of the church?Committed love must mark the local expression of the body of Christ. By putting spiritual disciplines into practice in the church, congregations can return to the depth of community present in the New Testament church, where they 'devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.'

^in the Church?

3. Why Join a Church?

4. Why Listen to Preaching in ^the Church?

5. Why Worship with the Church?

6. Why Witness with the ^Church?

7. Why Serve in the Church?

8. Why Give to the Church?

9. ^Why Attend the Ordinances of the Church?

10. Why Fellowship with the Church?

11. ^Why Pray with the Church?

12. Why Learn in the Church?

13. Why Research ^the Church?
DON WHITNEY (Arkansas State University; Southern Baptist Theological ^Seminary; Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) is the founder and president of The ^Center for Biblical Spirituality and is Associate Professor and Dean of Biblical ^Spirituality at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. ^Don is the author of Spiritual Disciplines within the Church, How Can I Be Sure ^I'm A Christian, and Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life. Don ^and his wife, Caffy, have one daughter and live near Louisville, Kentucky.

Why should I go to church? Why should I give so much time to people I hardly ^know? Donald Whitney calls us to the discipline of living in community. It is only ^through our local church that we truly experience life in the body of Christ.

'You're worth it.' 'You deserve a break today.' 'Do something nice for ^yourself.' Commonly heard phrases in this society committed to self-gratification ^and individual rights. Doing things for other people is a waste of precious time, ^and asking for help, weak. So how do we build the church described in the Scriptures? ^ In this day and age, how can we be a genuine community based on self-sacrifice ^and mutual commitment? In Spiritual Disciplines Within the Church, seminary professor, ^author, and former pastor Don Whitney shows us how to build a sense of community ^and be active participants instead of passive attendees. Whitney looks at such frequently ^asked questions as: Why can't I get by on my own? Why should I go to church? Why ^should I give of myself to the church? Why do I need to worship in church? Couldn't ^I just worship in nature? Why does it matter whether I become a member of the church?Committed ^love must mark the local expression of the body of Christ. By putting spiritual ^disciplines into practice in the church, congregations can return to the depth of ^community present in the New Testament church, where they 'devoted themselves to ^the apostles' teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.'


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'You're worth it.' 'You deserve a break today.' 'Do something nice for yourself.' Commonly heard phrases in this society committed to self-gratification and individual rights. Doing things for other people is a waste of precious time, and asking for help, weak. So how do we build the church described in the Scriptures? In this day and age, how can we be a genuine community based on self-sacrifice and mutual commitment? In Spiritual Disciplines Within the Church, seminary professor, author, and former pastor Don Whitney shows us how to build a sense of community and be active participants instead of passive attendees. Whitney looks at such frequently asked questions as: Why can't I get by on my own? Why should I go to church? Why should I give of myself to the church? Why do I need to worship in church? Couldn't I just worship in nature? Why does it matter whether I become a member of the church?Committed love must mark the local expression of the body of Christ. By putting spiritual disciplines into practice in the church, congregations can return to the depth of community present in the New Testament church, where they 'devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.'


-Publisher

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Donald S Whitney

Don Whitney has been Professor of Biblical Spirituality and Senior Associate Dean at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY since 2005. Before that, he held a similar position (the first such position in the six Southern Baptist seminaries) at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City, MO, for ten years. He is the founder and president of The Center for Biblical Spirituality.Don grew up in Osceola, Arkansas where he came to believe in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. He was active in sports throughout high school and college, and worked in the radio station hi

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