Monday, December 24, 2007

Living Spirituality Study Guide - Chapter 14

Christian spirituality is both overwhelmingly communal and intensely personal. As you read slowly and carefully through this book, we encourage you to think deeply about the questions and ideas presented. Following are some questions for discussion in a group, personal reflection, or both.

Chapter 14 – Losing and Finding the Path

*  Have you ever fallen to the extremes of either legalism, total freedom, or both? What things were/are instrumental for you in returning to the path?

*  As we took a long view of our present adversity, so it can be helpful to take a long view of some of the painful circumstances of our past. Take a moment to consider your own story, and try to imagine ways in which it can be re-narrated into your life in a redemptive way. How does it fit within the larger biblical drama of creation, fall and redemption?


Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Do not cast me from your presence or take your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.

--Psalm 51:10-12


Suggested Map Reading:

Romans 7-8

Matthew 22

For Further Study:

To Be Told: Know Your Story, Shape Your Future, D. Allender