This message focuses on simplicity as a spiritual practice and way of life. This is easily the most practical, and perhaps most difficult, of the practices that we’ve covered so far. But, it’s well worth it. The practice of simplicity, done rightly, may be the most beautifully counter-cultural thing we can do to present the alternate reality of the Kingdom of God to the world, and it’s a stream of righteous living that flows heavily from our Quaker roots.
Most Christians believe that our lives after conversion should be different. Most of us deeply desire for our lives to look, feel and be different. We want to grow in change in ways that are glorifying to God and helpful to the growth of the Kingdom of Jesus. In the sermon series Deeper Waters, we will be looking at the spiritual practices found in the classic Christian book Celebration of Discipline by Richard Foster. It is through these practices that we can become more deeply formed in the character of Christ through the power of the Spirit. God does not want us to spend our entire lives walking in the “shallow end” or splashing in the “kiddie pool.” He invites us into the Deeper Waters of knowing and experiencing him.