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Planning for Spiritual Formation in the Local Congregation

Presented January 24, 2012, at the Rolling Hills Bible Institute, which is the Tuesday evening discipleship training at Rolling Hills Covenant Church in Palos Verdes, CA. This is a great challenge from Dallas to train our congregations to actually do everything Jesus said through Biblical training that leads us to take on the character of Christ.

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spiritual formation, discipleship, christlikeness, church, church culture, transformation

Hearing God

The recordings below are from a conference led by Dallas Willard and Bill Heatley at St. Peter's Anglican Church in Birmingham, AL. 
August 5-6, 2011

  1. Theological Foundations of the "Hearing God" Life
    • ​​The Life of the Trinity as Communicating Community.
    • The Purpose of Creation.
    • The Spiritual Nature of Man and His Kingdom Under God. Gen. 1:26.
    • The Gospel of Jesus-Return to the Kingdom. Col. 3:17.
  2. Experiences of "Hearing God"
    • ​​Biblical Patterns and What They have to Teach Us.
    • The "Normal" Way It Works-Then and Now.
    • The Nature and Meaning of "The Still, Small Voice." I Kings 19:12
    • Why God's Voice Is So Gentle and Must Be Sought.
  3. The "Sermon on the Mount" and Other Essential Biblical Teachings as the Framework of a Hearing God Life
    • ​​The Essential Role of Spiritual Disciplines in This Life.​
  4. Barriers to and Blessings of a Hearing God Life
    • ​​Standard Objections to and Problems for a life of Hearing God.
    • Why It Is So Important for All Disciples to Understand and Practice the Hearing God Life.

2011 | hearing god, sermon on the mount, spiritual formation, with-god, spiritual disciplines

Eating the Flesh and Drinking the Blood of Jesus: The Substance of Jesus Through His Word

This Sunday Morning sermon contains some unique thoughts about communion and the incarnation of Jesus. The spiritual reality of Christ is what we take in when we eat his flesh and drink his blood. Texts: John 6:52-58 & Colossians 3:16.  Recorded at St. Peter's Anglican Church in Birmingham, Alabama, August 7, 2011.

2011 | Added Recently | communion, incarnation

What’s Good About Good Friday?

A Sunday morning sermon in which Dallas explains and evaluates some of the theories about what happened on Good Friday. February 21, 2010, at The Church of the Apostles in Fairfax, VA.

2010 | good friday, the cross, crucifixion, satan, easter is co-sponsored by the family of Dallas Willard, Dallas Willard Ministries, and FiveStone.