This is an 8-part sermon series from Immanuel Bible Church in 2001 on their church vision: Seek, Serve, Share. In this sermon, Michael looks at 3 often overlooked spiritual disciplines.
3 Spiritual Disciplines
In this sermon, Dr. Michael Easley explores 3 spiritual disciplines that are often overlooked in the Christian life. Some key takeaways from the sermon include:
- The media has desensitized us to the negative influences around us, and our spiritual lives may have become sedated as a result.
- The Americanization of Christianity has led to a shallow understanding of the Christian life, equating it with comfort and success.
- Living the life of Christ requires a shift in mindset and a focus on spiritual disciplines such as prayer, memorization, and solitude.
- Prayer is a lifelong discipline that involves adoration, confession, thanksgiving, and supplication, and it should be a constant part of our lives.
Excerpt From The Sermon
“What I found in implementing the ACTS formula is that if I go through this in that order, I adore God first, I confess, I thank Him, my supplication list gets shorter because I’ve sort of hovered around where God is for a few moments and I don’t feel like I’m just knocking on heaven’s door. Pray throughout the day, pray without ceasing.”