September 21, 2017
by Walter Norvell
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Spiritual Disciplines: Celebration

Since I work with students, a re-occurring theme surfaces about a theological understanding many have of God: God is mean but Jesus is sweet and happy. And, with that in mind, some Christians think that God is scowling at us … Continue reading

August 17, 2017
by Walter Norvell
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Family Worship

On Thursdays, we have been thinking about spiritual disciplines. Recently we gave attention to the disciplines of corporate worship and personal worship. Today, let’s us think about family worship. Of all these three worship disciplines, I think family worship is … Continue reading

August 10, 2017
by Walter Norvell
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Personal Worship

Last Thursday we began examining the spiritual discipline of worship. In that post, we looked at corporate worship. While we can worship privately, the weight of the Bible’s teachings on worship is carried by corporate worship, the body of Christ … Continue reading

August 3, 2017
by Walter Norvell
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Corporate Worship

Continuing our Thursday series on Christian disciplines, let’s turn our attention to a discipline that is the single most related concept to religion: worship. People of every ilk worship: Christians, non-Christians, atheists, and agnostics all worship something. But, Christian worship … Continue reading

April 25, 2016
by Walter Norvell
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Sunday School and Small Groups

The most common approach to small group Bible study in churches is some form of Sunday School. Many think of Sunday School as one thing and small groups as something entirely different. Yet, Sunday School is small groups engaging in … Continue reading

April 21, 2016
by Walter Norvell
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How Can Small Groups Support Our Church’s Worship Service?

I enjoy talking about small groups with people. I recently met a new friend. He is involved in planting a church in a huge NE city. They have some really good small groups. But, many faithfully attending small groups only … Continue reading

June 4, 2015
by Walter Norvell
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Growing: How Worship Defines You

From where do you draw your identify? Is it from your family of origin? Is it from your current family? Is it from your activities, work, or hobbies? All of us draw our identities from something or someone. I think … Continue reading