6 Disciplines

In order to grow in our faith, the following actions are essential for Christians to incorporate in our lives on a daily basis:

SPEND TIME WITH THE MASTER

LIVE IN THE WORD

  • Read the Bible daily
    www.biblegateway.com
  • Study passages of scripture to understand the historical context, people involved, and biblical principles that can be applied to your life
  • Memorize a verse of Scripture each week
  • Take notes as you hear, read or study the Bible in order to apply what you learn to your life

PRAY IN FAITH

  • Pray fervently about everything (not just the big stuff)
  • Keep a prayer list and pray for the persons and concerns on the list daily
  • Keep track of prayers that have been answered and thank God
  • Your prayers should include thanksgiving, praise, confession, petition and intercession
    Use the ACTS method of prayer

FELLOWSHIP WITH BELIEVERS

  • Be an active part of the church, which is the family of God
  • Seek to live in peace with other Christians
  • Seek to reconcile with those who have a problem with you or with whom you have a problem
  • Demonstrate your relationship with Christ by the way you love God’s people
  • Live in harmony with members of your family

WITNESS TO THE WORLD

  • Pray regularly for lost persons by name
  • Tell your salvation story with others as opportunities arise
  • Be prepared to share the plan of salvation with those who are open to hear it
  • Pray for and be prepared to witness for Christ on a weekly basis
  • Be and encourager to persons you have led to Christ

MINISTER TO OTHERS

  • Allow God to work through you, using your skills, talents, spiritual gifts, passions and experiences
  • Serve Christ by serving in your church
  • Give at least a tithe through your church
  • Do kind deeds for persons who are less fortunate than you
  • Be Jesus to someone who needs to be blessed

Note: These six spiritual disciplines are covered in detail in the discipleship course, The Disciple’s Cross by Avery T. Willis, Jr., which is taught on a recurring basis as part of The Journey at Morningside. This six-week course is an accredited course as part of The Journey: Biblical Lifestyle series. Refer to the Spiritual Health Planner for dates this course will be taught in the future.