"Discipline and Grace Series Intro" - Dusty Johnson

The beginning point of any discipline is delight.

— Graham Cooke

24 - Don’t you realize that in a race everyone runs, but only one person gets the prize? So run to win! 25 - All athletes are disciplined in their training. They do it to win a prize that will fade away, but we do it for an eternal prize. 26 - So I run with purpose in every step. I am not just shadowboxing. 27 - I discipline my body like an athlete, training it to do what it should.

— 1 Corinthians 9:24-27 (NLT)

Discipline & Grace: Series on Spiritual Disciplines

  1. The Discipline of Solitude and Rest - The personal practice of learning to be alone and at peace with God while being held in tension by the sovereign gift of God’s constant abiding and rejuvenating presence.
  2. The Discipline of Prayer and Contemplation - The personal practice of listening and considering God’s involvement while being held in tension by the sovereign gift of God’s guidance and instruction for life.
  3. The Discipline of Fellowship and Community - The personal practice of being needed and being needy while being held in tension by the sovereign gift that you are both a distinct, yet interdependent contributor in the Body of Christ.
  4. The Discipline of Giving and Serving - The personal practice of active and undeserved generosity, while being held in tension by the sovereign gift of God’s abundant mercy and grace shown through the cross.
  5. The Discipline of Simplicity and Sacrifice - The personal practice of de-cluttering life and detaching from lesser things, while being held in tension by the sovereign gift of God’s provision and invitation to Kingdom living.
  6. The Discipline of Knowledge and Understanding - The personal practice of seeking God’s truth and being a constant learner, while being held in tension by the sovereign gift of God’s timely discernment and precise wisdom when you need it most.
  7. The Discipline of Worship and Praise - The personal practice of expressing honor, devotion and exaltation to God while being held in tension by the sovereign gift of God being the Creator, redeemer and patient pursuing Heavenly Father who expresses perfect love toward his wayward-prone kids.