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Title: Spiritual Transformation


1
Spiritual Transformation
  • Elements and Disciplines

From The Complete Book of Discipleship by Bill
Hull The Biblical Principles of Discipleship by
Alan Coppedge
2
What is spiritual transformation?
  • Trans (meta) to move something from one place
    to another
  • Formation (morphe) to change

3
Essential Elementsof Spiritual Transformation
TRANSFORMATIONAL TRIANGLE
Training and Pattern of Life
Scriptures
Holy Spirit
Community
Circumstances Events
Mission
Hull, p 189
4
Essential Disciplinesfor Spiritual
Transformation
  • Longstanding tradition in the Church
  • Bible reading, scripture memory, prayer, worship,
    evangelism, service, stewardship
  • Why practice the disciplines?
  • Positive, preemptive function when engaged
    appropriately
  • Develop habits of the heart
  • Disciplines are tools
  • Disciplines work indirectly and mysteriously

5
Principles that Governthe Spiritual Disciplines
  • Training Leads to Godliness
  • Regeneration factory installs the desire to be
    like Jesus
  • Greek root for train is gumnazo ( gymnasium)
  • God opposes earning, but urges effort
  • Dont go it alone

6
Principles that Governthe Spiritual Disciplines
  • Practice Creates the Trained State
  • Why do we practice anything?
  • Relationship between practice and spiritual
    training
  • Tragedy of undisciplined disciples
  • Maturity results from constant use

7
Principles that Governthe Spiritual Disciplines
  • Perseverance Makes Transformation a Reality
  • Realizing full potential requires consistent
    training
  • Spiritual disciplines can make holiness natural
  • Paul tells us not to give up (Gal 69)
  • Training is different than just trying

8
Principles that Governthe Spiritual Disciplines
  • Disciplines must be properly practiced
  • Careful not to abuse disciplines, without
    abandoning them
  • Perspective when viewed as means of grace

9
Exercising the Seven Primary Spiritual Disciplines
  1. Time with the Word of God
  2. Scripture Memory
  3. Fellowship
  4. Giving
  5. Prayer
  6. Fasting
  7. Public Worship
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