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A podcast to help you build up of the bride of Christ toward maturity—the beautification of the church.

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A podcast to help you build up of the bride of Christ toward maturity—the beautification of the church.

    Spiritual Formation: Alignment Before Achievement

    Spiritual Formation: Alignment Before Achievement

    Learn the importance of “Alignment Before Achievement“ in your spiritual formation journey. Chad Harrington takes a look at the meaning of “David … a man after God’s own heart” and what this looks like at three important moments in David’s life.
    Go deeper into spiritual formation like this through Chad’s video course on Spiritual Formation, and it’s available at no charge. Check it out and register here.

    • 41 min
    Brian Molitor's Vital Advice for Mentoring the Next Generation

    Brian Molitor's Vital Advice for Mentoring the Next Generation

    Brian Molitor, author of Mentoring Moments, shares with us vital advice for parents and mentors. As a parent myself, I was deeply encouraged by Brian’s perspective. He encourages parents to intentionally mentor, gives four pieces of advice that have the potential to change the trajectory of your young person’s life, and he articulates the difference between independence, codependence, and interdependence—pointing the way toward healthy interdependence as the best option. No matter where you’re at in your journey as a mentor, be encouraged and equipped.
    Learn more about Brian’s book Mentoring Moments: Life Lessons for the Next Generation here.
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    • 40 min
    Service, Submission, and Confession | 8 of 8 of Spiritual Formation

    Service, Submission, and Confession | 8 of 8 of Spiritual Formation

    How are the spiritual disciplines of service, submission, and confession connected? They converge based on humility. Humble people serve and submit; they also confess when they’ve done wrong. As we seek to become like Jesus, these practices not only display humility but also cultivate humility—as God’s works in us to will and act according to his good pleasure in these ways.
     
    We’re usually decent at serving those around us, but what those far? What about the poor? Let's find Christ among the poor by looking at Matthew 25, and discuss what this looks like, especially for Americans today. We’re called to submit to, even obey, those in authority. What authorities are we to submit to based on Scripture? And what does it look like to submit to them according to biblical teaching? Then, confession. Confession to God is must, but what about confessing our sins to one another? Learn about what the grace of God poured out through the spiritual discipline of confession looks like as we anchor our understanding in James 5 and 1 John 1.
     
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    • 1 hr 21 min
    Fasting | 7 of 8 of Spiritual Formation

    Fasting | 7 of 8 of Spiritual Formation

    Fasting is not a burden but a gift to be received—something we get to do, not have to do. In this class session, I make the case for fasting primarily as a means to connect with God to show him our desperation. Hear the story of how I fasted at age 6 without giving my family warning, but more importantly what the Bible says about fasting. We take a high-level view of fasting as we survey the Old Testament examples, asking the question: What purpose for fasting ties all these together? Esther, Elijah, Moses, David, and the nation of Israel as a whole. But the main focus is on the life and teachings of Jesus about fasting.
     
    Learning to fast can lead to breakthroughs unlike anything else in your relationship with God. Jesus did it, and as his disciples, we can do it too. Learn why fasting is important, what it does, and how to do it in today’s class session.
     
    Recommended HIM Publications resource: Revival Starts Here: A Short Conversation on Prayer, Fasting, and Revival for Beginners Like Me by Dave Clayton.
     
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    • 1 hr 28 min
    Prayer | 6 of 8 of Spiritual Formation

    Prayer | 6 of 8 of Spiritual Formation

    Understand the Lord’s Prayer as a framework for daily prayer to help you connect with God. This starts with understanding the primary purpose of prayer as union, not utility. Then, we must be honest about what holds us back from prayer, and then authentically ask, "Why pray?" But the main bulk of today's lesson is the meaning of each line of the Lord's Prayer. What does "hallowed" mean? What is the kingdom of God? Why are we praying to not be led into temptation if God would never do that anyway? And how does it all fit together as a cohesive whole? This session is intended to give you a deep understanding of the Lord's Prayer so you can use it meaningfully as a framework for daily prayer.
     
    Download the printable format of the Our Father Prayer translation used in the episode: himpublications.com/product/our-father-prayer
     
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    • 1 hr 19 min
    The Spiritual Discipline of Study | 5 of 8 of Spiritual Formation

    The Spiritual Discipline of Study | 5 of 8 of Spiritual Formation

    Do you want to experience a rich relationship with God through his Word? It’s not always easy. Identify with the greatest barriers that keep us away from Scripture, learn how to go deep into God’s Word over the long haul journey of your life, and be encouraged through a biblical theology of the Word. This class session includes practical steps, guides, and resources that will help you take the next right step toward God through his Word. Request the class notes and downloads by emailing us. Find our contact info at himpublications.com/about.
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    • 1 hr 14 min

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