Spiritual Disciplines Bible Readings 2015

spiritual disciplines 2015Webster’s New World Dictionary defines discipline as “training that develops self-control.” Internal discipline is the ability to choose God’s way.  It involves a series of choices we make over and over to allow God to control our nature and develop us into our best selves, becoming like Jesus. Using these disciplines is something we decide to do and work at; it doesn’t happen automatically.  Spiritual disciplines are not generally what we do naturally or easily; but once we choose to incorporate them into our lives on a regular basis, they become rewarding habits that produce positive results in our lives.   (From Following Jesus, page 80)

In addition to the disciplines we will be studying throughout this series, we encourage you to add another – biblical meditation.  Consider S.O.A.P.ing a verse or a phrase that stands out to you in the readings below.

  • 2/23 Hebrews 12:1-11
  • 2/24 Proverbs 3:1-12
  • 2/25 Romans 12:1-2
  • 2/26 Philippians 1:9-11
  • 2/27 2 Timothy 3:14-17
  • 2/28 Reflection
  • 3/1 Reflection

 

  • 3/2 Romans 12:9-21
  • 3/3 Hebrews 13:1-3
  • 3/4 1 Peter 4:8-11
  • 3/5 Acts 2:42-47
  • 3/6 Matthew 25:34-40
  • 3/7 Reflection
  • 3/8 Reflection

 

  • 3/9 Joel 2:12-16
  • 3/10 Isaiah 58:3-9a
  • 3/11 Matthew 4:1-4
  • 3/12 Matthew 6:16-18
  • 3/13 Acts 14:21-23
  • 3/14 Reflection
  • 3/15 Reflection
  • 3/16 Luke 5:15-16; 6:12-16
  • 3/17 1 Kings19:11-12
  • 3/18 Lamentations 3:25-28
  • 3/19 Psalm 42
  • 3/20 Psalm 131:1-2
  • 3/21 Reflection
  • 3/22 Reflection

 

  • 3/23 Matthew 6:3-4
  • 3/24 Matthew 6:5-6
  • 3/25 Matthew 6:16-18
  • 3/26 Philippians 2:1-4
  • 3/27 1 Corinthians 4:3-5
  • 3/28 Reflection
  • 3/29 Reflection

 

  • 3/30 Matthew 21:1-11
  • 3/31 Romans 8:14-25
  • 4/1 Nehemiah 8:9-12
  • 4/2 Psalm 30
  • 4/3 Lamentations 3:20-24
  • 4/4 Reflection
  • 4/5 Reflection

 

  • 4/6 John 15:9-11
  • 4/7 John 16:22
  • 4/8 Acts 13:44-52
  • 4/9 Romans 15:13
  • 4/10 1 Peter 1:8-9
  • 4/11 Reflection
  • 4/12 Reflection