A DEEPER WALK
GRowing Inwardly and Personally (GRIP)
Connecting with God… Connecting with Others
New Testament Character Studies
Spiritual Formation is simply the process whereby Christians develop greater spiritual depth and maturity by practicing the spiritual disciplines of Bible reading, prayer, journaling, meditation, and Scripture memorization. This fourth semester of G.R.I.P. continues the practice of these personal devotional habits in the context of exploring the lives and spiritual experiences of key Bible characters in the New Testament.
While it is not essential to have already completed previous G.R.I.P. studies to benefit from this workbook, it is helpful for participants to have a working knowledge of the key concepts and disciplines learned in previous G.R.I.P. semesters. If this is your first semester of this sort of spiritual formation work, have your instructor or another classmate explain to you the fundamentals of the spiritual disciplines and the goals of the daily devotional work.
In these lessons, the participant will respond to questions specific to the day’s reading, and will identify each day’s theme and key concepts to apply in meditation and prayer. When the G.R.I.P. group participants gather together weekly for discussion, the aim is for each person to be prepared, as best they can, to share at least one thing that God has shown them personally during the week. In this way all may benefit and grow from the shared spiritual journey of the group.
May the Lord bless you richly as you abide with him daily and draw closer to him in everything.