As we enter our last week of study on the Spiritual Disciplines, we look at those that involve the Body. These last Disciplines are certainly to be practiced privately but they are also to be shared practices.
Why does it matter if we practice these Disciplines in the collective? What difference does it make? This week we will explore Confession, Worship, Guidance, and Celebration … visible, audible, hands-on, feet-to-the-pavement putting into practice the foundations laid through the Inward Disciplines of Prayer and Study, Fasting and Meditation, and then nurtured and grown through the Outward Disciplines of Simplicity and Solitude, Submission and Service.
These Corporate Disciplines guide us into functioning as the early church … doing life together. As we learn the richness of Confession and the depth of Worship, the necessity of Guidance and the joy of Celebration, our understanding of the beauty of the Church, the vibrant Body of Christ, will undoubtedly grow and our recognition of our need for fellowship with one another will be increased.