Join us during Lent as we work to hear God’s voice through life’s noise.
Each week we will dive deeper into the Sunday Sermon with a video and devotional guide.
Miss a sermon? Miss a week of diving deeper?
We’ll always provide links for you below.
This week’s exercise is called Inductive Bible Study.
Step 1: Get a good study bible
Step 2: Choose a passage (5-7 verses)
Step 3: Ask 3 Questions:
What does it say?
What does it mean?
What does it mean to me?
Good luck! And don’t forget – spiritual practices take practice!
It takes time to develop new habits, but I promise God’s Voice will start to get LOUDER.
We all need some help to get started. The key is to naturally incorporate prayer into your daily routine.
1. There is an ancient practice called the Prayer of Examen.
The Examen is a way to reflect on God’s presence throughout the day. I mostly use it at the end of the day to see where God showed up. There is a Jesuit website that has a great explanation of the prayer and resources on how to use it: www.ignatianspirituality.com/
2. The not-so-ancient-practice called the Morning Joe.
I use this every morning – and I’m telling you, it works. It’s very simple, and gets my spirit flowing in the right direction every time. Here’s how it works: with your morning cup of coffee (or tea if you’re British or just very healthy) pray: “Jesus, help me be awake to you today.” If you’re like me, you’ll probably need to drink the coffee first.
3. Praying the Lord’s Prayer Personally.
Using the structure of the Lord’s Prayer, pray each line as a template for your needs today. (For example: What daily bread do you need? In what ways does The Father’s Kingdom need to come in your life?)