Hello Hope Point Family,
This past Sunday night at Broadcast we started a new series entitled, “Spiritual Disciplines.” Over the course of the next 5 weeks, we will examine the spiritual disciplines of Bible study, prayer, solitude, accountability, and evangelism. We will take an in-depth look into how each of these disciplines opens the opportunity for spiritual growth by creating space for God to move and work in our lives, hearts, and minds. You may be asking, “What exactly is a spiritual discipline?” A concise definition is as follows: Spiritual disciplines are practices meant to stir our affection of God and exist to show us and bring us into the presence of God. A key thought to remember when talking to your teen about being “spiritually disciplined” is that spiritual disciplines are not something for people who wish to be seen as devout Christians, or spiritual gurus. Spiritual disciplines are for people who realize their need to be transformed by Christ and who are driven to trust the means and process that God has given us to be changed by Christ. With this in mind, here are a few questions to help foster discussion with your teen relative to what they learned this past Sunday:
- Can you name some of the spiritual disciplines you learned about and briefly describe what they mean?
- Why should you practice spiritual disciplines? What is your motivation?
- How do these verses relate to our discussion of spiritual disciplines: 2 Peter 3:18, Ephesians 3:17-19, and Luke 2:46-52?
- Think about practical ways that you can start even this week to build more spiritual discipline into your own life.