Growth: Training vs. Trying

Paperback | September 11, 2000

byJohn Ortberg

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What would your life be like if Jesus lived it? Imagine the change you would experience in your thoughts, actions, and relationships. Think of the joy and freedom that could transform every area of your life. That's exactly what God has in mind for you! You'll find out how in Growth. Through personal study and small group interaction, this study sets you on a path to live out the character of Jesus in this world as only you can. It happens not by trying hard, but by training. By cultivating spiritual disciplines--Scripture meditation, prayer, solitude, endurance, loving others--you'll discover the joy of being transformed by Christ and the freedom of living each day sustained by his power. Leader's guide included!Growth group sessions are:Training to Live Like JesusThe Practice of Scripture MeditationThe Practice of SolitudeSimple PrayerThree Transforming PrayersThe Roundabout WayAnd the Greatest of These Is Love

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What would your life be like if Jesus lived it? Imagine the change you would experience in your thoughts, actions, and relationships. Think of the joy and freedom that could transform every area of your life. That's exactly what God has in mind for you! You'll find out how in Growth. Through personal study and small group interaction, ...

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What would your life be like if Jesus lived it? Imagine the change you would experience in your thoughts, actions, and relationships. Think of the joy and freedom that could transform every area of your life. That's exactly what God has in mind for you! You'll find out how in Growth. Through personal study and small group interaction,...

John Ortberg is the senior pastor of Menlo Park Presbyterian Church (MPPC) in the San Francisco Bay Area. His bestselling books include Soul Keeping, Who Is This Man?, and If You Want to Walk on Water, You’ve Got to Get out of the Boat.  John teaches around the world at conferences and churches, writes articles for Christianity Today a...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:144 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.38 inPublished:September 11, 2000Language:English

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ISBN - 10:0310220750

ISBN - 13:9780310220756

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Pursuing Spiritual TransformationTen Core Values for Spiritual FormationGrowth: Training vs. Tryingsession oneTraining to Live Like Jesussession twoThe Practice of Scripture Meditationsession threeThe Practice of Solitudesession fourSimple Prayersession fiveThree Transforming Prayerssession sixThe Roundabout Waysession sevenAnd the Greatest of These Is LoveLeader's Guide