ReNEW Class Materials

Download: MS Word & Powerpoint Files Back in 2001, I developed a concept for an annually recurring class that I would teach in my church every January as a refresher course in church membership to prepare for our “Recommitment Sunday” in the first week of February. The class I taught in January 2002 contained a […]

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LWL 101: Living a Life of Worship

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According to Jesus, the greatest command in all the Bible is this:

“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and all your soul and all your mind and all your strength” (Mark 12:30).

In other words, the most important thing for people to work on in their lives is to cultivate a deep love for God that permeates every aspect of their lives. This kind of love is a love that puts God first above everything else. Ultimately, that’s the foundation point of the spiritual life. It’s a life that acknowledges God’s supremacy over everything.

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Life Worth Living

The spiritual growth curriculum that I’ve been developing for the past four years is a series of classes called “Life Worth Living.” The classes are based on the four core commitments of the spiritual life arranged in logical order: <li>Worship: God is number one in my life.</li> <li>Community: I need others as much as they […]

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Close to God

I’ve just been re-energized in my spiritual life! Only a couple of weeks ago, I was feeling depressed and really down in many ways, but that all changed when I went to the Midwest Baptist Conference’s Leadership Retreat in Champaign, Illinois. The first night there, I was challenged by a message by Jim Botts about […]

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