Celebration of Discipline: Introduction


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What are the words that would describe our culture’s definition of the “Good Life?”

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The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly. John 10:10, NRSV

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What are the words that would describe Jesus’s definition of the “Good Life?”

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What are the words that come to mind when you hear the word “DISCIPLINE”

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Why do you think Foster named his book, “Celebration” of Discipline?

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Richard Foster Richard J. Foster is founder, past president and current team member of Renovaré. Having studied at George Fox and Fuller Theological Seminary, Foster has served as a pastor and taught worldwide on spiritual formation. Author of dozens of articles and six books, including Celebration of Discipline, Richard continues to write on the spiritual life. He and his wife, Carolynn, have two grown children, Joel and Nathan, eight grandchildren, and live near Denver, Colorado.

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The Disciplines We Will Study Inward Meditation Prayer Fasting Study Outward Simplicity Solitude Submission Service Corporate Confession Worship Guidance Celebration

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Next Week: Chapter 1 The Spiritual Disciplines: The Door to Liberation

Summary: First Session, Introduction/Registration/Order Books Teacher: Rev. Eric McCrea January 24, 2018 Pine Island UMC Bokeelia, Florida

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