Spiritual Formation & the Christian Life

Being transformed by God’s grace into the image of God’s Son is the destiny of God’s people. But what does God say about the journey? On the one hand Scripture encourages all believers to rest in the hope that “he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion,” yet every Christ follower is equally entreated to “continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling” (Philippians). Exactly how this looks and what we can know and do to effect change and growth toward Christlikeness is the subject of the following materials, taught at our beloved Holy Trinity Anglican Church. It is my prayer that you find these resources useful to that end. Soli Deo gloria!

1. Introduction to Spiritual Formation 6. Secrecy & Sacrifice
2. Prayer & Fasting 7. Service & Submission
3. Memorization & Meditation 8. Confession & Repentance
4. Solitude & Silence 9. Forgiveness
5. Simplicity & Obedience 10. Fellowship, Worship & the Liturgical Life

I’m indebted to many spiritual leaders who have written so profoundly and personally on spiritual formation. A list of suggested readings that have significantly informed the studies linked above can be found here. (Note: I’ve curated a great deal of content from published materials elsewhere. Therefore, where linked materials express thoughts that correspond to any published works, all credit is given or implied.)

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