Category: Accountability

Accountability, Musings, Worship

What creates unity and maintains fellowship?

For the last 5 months I have been studying and teaching 1 Corinthians, Paul’s letter to a dysfunctional, divided, immature, selfish and immoral group of churches. One general recurring question that continues to resurface as I study is, “what creates unity?” or “how do we maintain fellowship?” If a church started by Paul in a …

Accountability, Bible Study, Resources, Spiritual Formation, Tech

Faithlife Study Bible

Many know I'm a fan the the ESV Study Bible (and since it is too big to carry around, I take advantage of the online version). Another resource that some might be interested–particularly if you are in an intentional relationship for growth (small group, accountability group, memtoring relationship or adult Bible class) is the new …

Accountability, Current Issues, Musings, Purity, Resources

Helping those struggling

Recently I was asked for suggestion from a man who was trying to help other men who were struggling with purity issues.  I thought I would share my response–with some editing. _____________ Let me start with the underlining question about your friends. The reality is that there is no short-cut to intimacy with God. The …

Accountability, Spiritual Formation, Wisdom

Questions to Identifying your Idols

This is a repost, first seen on Resurgence, but are from the a book Seeing With New Eyes by David Powlison. How to identify your idols 1. What do I worry about most? 2. What, if I failed or lost it, would cause me to feel that I did not even want to live? 3. …

Accountability, Spiritual Formation, Wisdom

Evaluating and Inspecting Our Lives so we can Thrive

Thanks Dave Loveless In the early 1720’s John & Charles Wesley were students at Oxford University in England. While there they began to refine a process for increasing piety through a systematic practice of personal accountability. The brothers encouraged other classmates to gather with them weekly for the purpose of discipleship and accountability. Out of …