The Life You've Always Wanted

In this six-session video-based study, award-winning author John Ortberg presents readers with what it means to live as Jesus would on a day-to-day basis—one filled with new meaning, hope, change, and a joyous, growing closeness to Christ. You can live a deeper, more spiritual life right where you are. The heart of Christianity is transformation—a relationship with God that impacts not just our “spiritual lives,” but every aspect of living. John Ortberg calls readers back to the dynamic heartbeat of Christianity—God’s power to bring change and growth—and reveals both the how and why of transformation. But this is more than just a book about things to do to be a good Christian. It’s a road map toward true transformation that starts not with the individual but with the object of the journey—Jesus Christ. As with a marathon runner, the secret to winning the race lies not in trying harder, but in training consistently—training with the spiritual disciplines. The disciplines are neither taskmasters nor an end in themselves. Rather they are exercises that build strength and endurance for the road of growth.

8 sessions
Duration: 1:49:02

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Sessions

The Life You've Always Wanted, Session 1. It's "Morphing" Time

Duration: 16:30

In Session 1, you will learn the difference between trying harder and training wisely for spiritual transformation.

The Life You've Always Wanted, Session 2. Slowing Down and Celebrating

Duration: 16:00

In Session 2, focuses on confronting the "hurry sickness" in you and the connection between God and joy.

The Life You've Always Wanted, Session 3. Praying and Confessing

Duration: 16:16

Session 3 helps you get past obstacles to transformation and sheds light on the importance of washing your mind with Scripture and seeking guidance.

The Life You've Always Wanted, Session 4. Meditating on Scripture and Seeking Guidance

Duration: 13:17

Session 4 helps you get past obstacles to transformation and sheds light on the importance of washing your mind with Scripture and seeking guidance.

The Life You've Always Wanted, Session 5. Practicing Servanthood, Finding Freedom

Duration: 14:40

Session 5 challenges you to set aside pride and "approval addiction" and become a servant.

The Life You've Always Wanted, Session 6. Going the Distance with a Well-Ordered Heart

Duration: 17:12

Session 6 shows the value of suffering with God and developing a well-ordered heart.

The Life You've Always Wanted - Leaders: Watch This First

Duration: 4:42

A special introduction to this series for leaders.

The Life You've Always Wanted - Leading a Successful Small Group

Duration: 8:47

John Ortberg offers helpful tips on leading a successful small group.

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