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*All sermons by Rev. Oehler unless otherwise noted.

7.26.15 - A Difficult Passage

7.12.15 - Ren McCormack Had It Right

6.28.15 - This Lament

6.21.15 - Go and May the Lord Be with You

6.14.15 - Anointed

6.7.15 - Be Careful What You Ask For

5.31.15 - An Adventurously Expectant Life

5.24.15 - A New Creation

5.17.15 - Protection

5.10.15 - Growing (Elder Judy Platt)

5.3.15 - Branches

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Pastor’s Corner

The summer is upon us, but the ministry of The Presbyterian Church at Woodbury continues beyond the season.  As each of us enjoys a time of rest and renewal, I would like to invite you to find a new spiritual discipline to practice during June, July and August.  According to Donald S. Whitney in his book, Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life:  “The spiritual disciplines are those personal and corporate disciplines that promote spiritual growth. They are the habits of devotion and experiential Christianity that have been practiced by the people of God since biblical times…Whatever the discipline, its most important feature is its purpose. Just as there is little value in practicing the scales on a guitar or piano apart from the purpose of playing music, there is little value in practicing spiritual disciplines apart from the single purpose of that unites them. That purpose is godliness.”

 

Traditionally, there are two categories of spiritual disciplines.  The first, “Disciplines of Abstinence,” are designed to help us remove destructive and unhelpful things from our lives through acts that force us to stop, wait, remove, or eliminate.  The second, “Disciplines of Engagement” are intended to build the right kinds of attitudes and habits into our daily lives.  The promotion of spiritual growth can happen through Disciplines of Abstinence and Disciplines of Engagement:

 

Solitude:  The practice of spending time without any others or any distractions.

 

Silence:  No noise or conversation.

 

Fasting:  Abstain from food, media, entertainment, or anything that occupies your time.

 

Study:  Memorize Scripture and expand your universe of biblical study helps.

 

Worship:  Engage in corporate worship and include worship in your own prayer time.

 

Celebration:  Practice being grateful and thankful for Christ and other believers.

 

Service:  Give your time to the church and/or to others.

 

Prayer:  Take deliberate steps to pray regularly and with purpose.

 

Fellowship:  Let us not give up meeting together, but let us encourage one another.

 

It is my prayer that you will practice both types of spiritual disciples during the summer months and grow in your relationship with Jesus Christ.