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.
In Session 1, you will learn the difference between trying harder and training wisely for spiritual transformation.
In Session 2, focuses on confronting the "hurry sickness" in you and the connection between God and joy.
Session 3 helps you get past obstacles to transformation and sheds light on the importance of washing your mind with Scripture and seeking guidance.
Session 4 helps you get past obstacles to transformation and sheds light on the importance of washing your mind with Scripture and seeking guidance.
Session 5 challenges you to set aside pride and "approval addiction" and become a servant.
Session 6 shows the value of suffering with God and developing a well-ordered heart.
A special introduction to this series for leaders.
John Ortberg offers helpful tips on leading a successful small group.