Holistic Spirituality

Faith, hope, love, joy and peace—the "magnificent five"—are inseparable from one another and reciprocally support each other. Try to imagine any one without the others! Dallas Willard

These magnificent five form the crosshatching of God’s presence in our lives. They are God’s gifts for the people we work with and encounter each day, testifying to the integration of His Spirit into who we are. The five reflect an ongoing relationship that delivers God’s grace through our submitted lives. When Paul praises the Thessalonians’ work of faith, their labor of love, and their patience of hope in following Christ, we see the dynamics of God’s spirit. In Romans he describes the integration of God’s will into our own when he prays that the God of hope would fill us with all joy and peace as we trust in the Father. Becoming wholly Christ-like is accomplished by opening every aspect of our lives to the work of the Holy Spirit. His magnificent gifts transform me from a prisoner of the world to a freedman whose life can reveal each day the depth and breadth of God’s love for me.

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Every time we think of you, we thank God for you. Day and night you're in our prayers as we call to mind your work of faith, your labor of love, and your patience of hope in following our Master, Jesus Christ, before God our Father. It is clear to us, friends, that God not only loves you very much but also has put his hand on you for something special. When the Message we preached came to you, it wasn't just words. Something happened in you. The Holy Spirit put steel in your convictions. 1 Thessalonians 1:1-3

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13

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Favorites

  • The Cleansing of the Temple by RC Sproul +

    http://www.ligonier.org/account/dashboard/sermon/151/download/ In this incident of Jesus cleansing the temple, Dr. Sproul points out that the activities being performed were legitimate, Read More
  • The Prodigals by Kevin DeYoung +

    During the Gospel Coalition conference in 2013, Kevin DeYoung gave a thoughtful, spirit-led sermon on Luke 15. He was able Read More
  • Centered on one or the other by Ray Ortlund +

    ". . . a friend of tax collectors and sinners!" Luke 7:34 What does it mean for a church to be gospel-centered? That's Read More
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Hidden Blessings

  • Book of God, Walter Wangerin +

    I was in a leadership turbogroup during the spring of 2007. At Randy's suggestion, I listened to Walter Wangerin's audio Read More
  • Martin Luther’s Quiet Time, Walter Trobisch +

    Martin Luther had a barber named Peter Beskendorf who asked his world-famous customer and doctor of theology, "Dr. Luther, how Read More
  • Clay Enoch Devotional Sculpture +

    Clay Enoch, a sculptor in Colorado Springs, Colorado, creates powerful bronze sculptures with Biblical themes: Creation, Praise, Contrition, Still Water, Read More
  • Without Faith...Can I Survive? +

    Examine yourselves to see whether you are living in the faith. Test yourselves. Do you not realize that Jesus Christ Read More
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