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Spiritual Disciplines: Prayer 2

Spiritual Disciplines: Prayer 2

In my last blog entry, I discussed the difficulties we have in actually setting aside time to pray. Another difficulty that we have in prayer is figuring out what, exactly should we be praying for? What should we be praying for ourselves? Is it selfish to pray for...
Spiritual Disciplines: Prayer

Spiritual Disciplines: Prayer

Roadblocks to Prayer For many of us, prayer is the most difficult aspect of the Christian life. We erect so many barriers to prayer. We think, “I need to get my act together before talking with God,” We think, “I need get all these other things done so I can be free...
Meditation

Meditation

When most of us think about meditation we are likely to think of a Buddhist monk sitting crossed-legged in his bright orange robe and chanting. And that certainly is one form of meditation, though it is not Christian meditation. Sadly, many, if not most, Christians...
LIFE Transformation Groups

LIFE Transformation Groups

[Note: This is the fourth and final installment of a series on discipleship. Click here for part one, here for part two, and here for part three.] Do you want to grow in Christ? Do you want to “feel the power of the resurrection” as Paul said? Do you want to be...
Wanna Grow? Get in an LTG

Wanna Grow? Get in an LTG

Note: This is part three in a series of articles on small group discipleship. You can read the first article on John Wesley’s Class Meetings here, and Band Meetings here. At Ocoee Oaks, we have a two-pronged mission: love God and love people (Matthew...
The Band Meeting: Deeper Discipleship

The Band Meeting: Deeper Discipleship

Discipleship: The Minimum Social Requirement In my last blog post I discussed Kevin Watson’s book The Class Meeting. You can find that post here. The Class Meeting was only one type of group that Wesley established that empowered the early Methodist movement. The...