A spiritual exercise or discipline helps a believer to connect, remain
connected or grow more deeply connected with God. They are not
something to be done and left after completion. You will never complete
them; they are not an end but a means to an end- the end being a loving,
joy filled, peaceful, obedient fellowship with God and a soul that moves
with His Spirit.
But have nothing to do with irreverent and silly myths. Rather, train yourself in godliness, for the training of the body has a limited benefit, but godliness is beneficial in every way, since it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come. I Timothy 4:7-8 (HCSB)
30 December 2018Rev. Clint Reiff
Focal Passage: I Timothy 4:7-8
“I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful. You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you. Remain in me, as I also remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me.
“I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. If you do not remain in me, you are like a branch that is thrown away and withers; such branches are picked up, thrown into the fire and burned. If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples. John 15:1-8 (HCSB)
6 January 2019Rev. Clint Reiff
Focal Passage: John 15:1-8