Simple Ancient Disciplines of the Christian Life

As followers of Jesus Christ we grow by learning, living and sharing the Gospel. Here’s how we define that at St Peter’s:

We learn the Gospel by:

  • Living in Christian community, allowing oneself to be cared for and accountable and to grow through relational “friction” with others.

  • Learning Holy Scripture, participating attentively in the Liturgy of the Word on Sunday, as well as weekly small group and daily personal Bible Study.

We live the Gospel by:

  • Worshipping weekly,joining together with God’s people in God’s presence to offer Father Son and Holy Spirit all the glory, awe and love they inspire in us.

  • Praying daily, developing habits of leading a God-centered life, rather than one that is self-centered; walking with Jesus and abiding in his love.

  • Offering our lives in stewardship, working toward or exceeding the tithe (10% of income), to build up the Church and advance its work for the good of the world. 

We share the Gospel by:

  • Working in ministry, taking responsibility to use our spiritual gifts to tangibly serve other people in our congregation and in mission outside of the church.

  • Sharing our faith, giving credible witness to Jesus Christ as we have each experienced him; attracting others to a deepening relationship with Jesus.

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Study and Devotional Resources

St. Pete's Book Nook - A collection of book reviews and a selection of books of interest in your spiritual growth.

Periodical Corner - Magazines and other publications that focus on spiritual formation and discipleship.

Episcopal Lectionary - Here’s a handy place to find the scriptures and collect we read each Sunday. Note that at St. Peter's, we use the Revised Common Lectionary (RCL.)  Also covers feast days.

Daily Office - Prayers and scriptures readings for every day of the week.  Includes the order for morning and evening prayer for each day. Also information on saints for each day.

The Book of Common Prayer - The complete text in several formats. Also versions from other countries and other times in history. Even offers translations of several of these into various languages. 

My Utmost for His Highest - A classic daily devotional and great favorite for many people by the Scottish Author Oswald Chambers.

Oremus - A resource the offers daily prayer and a variety of prayer resources.

Christian Classics Ethereal Library - A large and growing library of Christian writings in the public domain. Some are also available for your PDA or as audio books.

Hymnals - This online collection of searchable hymnals contains texts and MIDI files of tunes used in much of the English-speaking world, with particular emphasis on the Anglican tradition.

Bible Gateway - Look up passages of scripture in many different translations.

C. S. Lewis Institute - The Institute endeavors to develop disciples who can articulate, defend, and live faith in Christ through personal and public living.

 

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