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The teachings of Jesus lead us to a better, fuller life. This was true in the ancient world where Jesus first taught, and it’s still true today. But what does it mean to actually practice the way of Jesus in today’s complex, secular world? In this podcast by Practicing the Way, John Mark Comer responds to that important question through his teachings at Bridgetown Church in Portland, Oregon. Join us as John Mark provides practical insight on how you can be with Jesus, become like Him and do what He did wherever you are today.

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    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.9 • 378 Ratings

The teachings of Jesus lead us to a better, fuller life. This was true in the ancient world where Jesus first taught, and it’s still true today. But what does it mean to actually practice the way of Jesus in today’s complex, secular world? In this podcast by Practicing the Way, John Mark Comer responds to that important question through his teachings at Bridgetown Church in Portland, Oregon. Join us as John Mark provides practical insight on how you can be with Jesus, become like Him and do what He did wherever you are today.

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    The Critical Journey | Naming Your Stage of Apprenticeship E3

    The Critical Journey | Naming Your Stage of Apprenticeship E3

    How do we get unstuck? This week, John Mark introduces the newest spiritual journey paradigm: the Critical Journey, and discusses how we can get unstuck at the various stages and challenge us to push through the “wall” in the various places in our lives.

    Key Scripture Passage(s): John 21v15-19

    Resources for this practice:
    https://practicingthewayarchives.org/practices/naming
    In the Name of Jesus: Reflections on Christian Leadership, Henri Nouwen

    • 1 hr 4 min
    The End of the Journey is Love | Naming Your Stage of Apprenticeship E2

    The End of the Journey is Love | Naming Your Stage of Apprenticeship E2

    What is the meaning of life? According to Jesus, the meaning of life is love: becoming a person who loves God and loves others. Breaking down the story of the Road to Emmaus and our modern cultural moment, John Mark challenges us to embrace the good news of the resurrection and live as beacons of love and hope in our world.

    Key Scripture Passages: Luke 24v13-35

    Resources for this practice:
    https://practicingthewayarchives.org/practices/naming

    • 41 min
    The Three Ways | Naming Your Stage of Apprenticeship E1

    The Three Ways | Naming Your Stage of Apprenticeship E1

    Do you feel stuck in your apprenticeship to Jesus? Drawing from the wisdom of followers of Jesus throughout church history, John Mark discusses how identifying landmarks on the journey of our apprenticeship to Jesus can help us get unstuck. This week, he talks about one ancient journey paradigm called The Three Ways to show how the purpose of our spiritual formation is becoming people of love and presence.

    Key Scripture Passages: Luke 9v57-62; 1 Corinthians 13v11; Hebrews 5v12-14

    Recommended Resources for this practice:
    https://practicingtheway.org/practices/naming
    Invitation to a Journey, Robert Mulholland
    Sacred Fire, Ronald Rolheiser

    • 50 min
    Stop, Rest, Delight, Worship | Sabbath E4

    Stop, Rest, Delight, Worship | Sabbath E4

    Did Jesus practice sabbath? John Mark talks about Jesus’s teachings and relationship to the sabbath by highlighting four common words associated with the word “shabbat”: stop, rest, delight, and worship. John Mark shows how these four words give us clues on how to find happiness, joy, and peace in this practice.

    Key Scripture Passages: Mark 2v23-28; Mark 3v1-6

    Resources for this practice:
    https://practicingtheway.org/practices/sabbath
    Sacred Rhythms, Ruth Haley Barton

    • 53 min
    Sabbath as Resistance | Sabbath E3

    Sabbath as Resistance | Sabbath E3

    “Sabbath is an act of resistance, a prophetic act over against the accomplishment and accumulation of our society.”
    In a culture that is addicted to the twin drugs of accomplishment and accumulation, sabbath is how we “fight” back against Egypt, Pharaoh, and his empire. John Mark continues his biblical theology on sabbath with an exploration of work and rest in the story of the Exodus.

    Key Scripture Passages: Exodus 20v8; Deuteronomy 5v12-15; Nehemiah 13v15-22

    Resources for this practice:
    https://practicingtheway.org/practices/sabbath

    • 49 min
    Sabbath as Rhythm | Sabbath E2

    Sabbath as Rhythm | Sabbath E2

    “If you go against the grain of the universe, you get splinters.” – HH Farmer
    Sabbath was built into the rhythm of creation and going against this rhythm has consequences. John Mark lays out a biblical theology of sabbath, showing that sabbath is instituted by God, blessed, holy, made for worship, a command and a gift, and a day to remember. 

    Key Scripture Passages: Genesis 1v31-2:3; Exodus 16v9-30; Exodus 20v1-8

    Resources for this practice: 
    https://practicingtheway.org/practice/sabbath

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

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378 Ratings

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John Mark - The Way

The research of the word. The art of tempo in teaching by story telling is wonderful to me. Thank you.

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Voice for today

JMC is as good as anyone right now at being able to speak to folks today in their cultural language, making the truth of scripture known and understood by this generation. So much of this material is so helpful for formulating non-churchy mental maps for life. I find myself using content from here in day to day relationships.

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I’ve learned a lot from John Mark’s teaching and my relationship with God has grown.

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