Roots of Spiritual Formation

This is a good topic to review with your local Church or in a Bible study.

R-Rated Religion

The Two Staples of Spiritual Formation

Anyone interested in the Christian way of life would rightly understand the concept of spiritual formation. It is essentially the sanctifying process by which we are conformed to Christ; “spiritual formation for the Christian basically refers to the Spirit-driven process of forming the inner world of the human self in such a way that it becomes like the inner being of Christ himself.”[1] The perennial verse for this process is Romans 12:2:

I appeal to you, therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.[2]

You see, for the Christian, change…

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