Monday, January 23, 2012

True Spirituality according to the bible


Lots of people responded to my sermon on Sunday about being a spiritual person. People are hungry for something more than what the material world has to offer. This is the cry of the human soul.

Many in attendance were encouraged to go deeper in their walk with Christ and to set clear boundaries around spirituality.

Others were not so positive; which is quite fine. I have never tried to present sermons in order to attract positive responses.

Biblical spirituality is markedly different from any garden-variety spirituality.

Here are the basic points from Sunday's sermon:

A spiritual person is centered on Jesus Christ I Corinthians 2:3
If you say you are a spiritual person but Christ is not Lord of your life, Lord of your tongue, Lord of your money, Lord of your body, question your spirituality.

A spiritual person is led by the Spirit into all truth  1 Corinthians 2:12
Anyone can read and understand truth but unless the Spirit of God engenders love for God’s truth, they can never, ever, know God’s ways. God’s ways are revealed through the Spirit who searches the deep things of God.

A spiritual person is submitted to the things of God 1 Corinthians 2:14-15 
One of the clear signs that you are spiritually grounded is that you have a desire to give more and more of your life to the things of God. You want to know Christ.
The ultimate goal of the spiritual life is to become more like Christ! I Corinthians 2:16

For reader: In what way/s is your church or your spiritual disciplines helping you become more like Christ?