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Disciples Are Learners…Learners are Readers

What are you reading? Here is what I’ve enjoyed reading!

Scott’s Goodreads Bookshelf

Mere Christianity
The Screwtape Letters
The Shack
Celebration of Discipline: The Path to Spiritual Growth
The Cost of Discipleship
Life Together: The Classic Exploration of Faith in Community
In the Name of Jesus: Reflections on Christian Leadership
The Politics of Jesus: Vicit Agnus Noster
Everything Must Change
God's Politics: Why the Right Gets It Wrong and the Left Doesn't Get It
Letters & Papers from Prison
A Generous Orthodoxy: Why I Am a Missional, Evangelical, Post/Protestant, Liberal/Conservative, Mystical/Poetic, Biblical, Charismatic/Conte
Resident Aliens
The Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth am I Here for?
Rich Christians in an Age of Hunger: Moving from Affluence to Generosity
The Prayer of Jabez:  Breaking Through to the Blessed Life
The Wounded Healer
The Spirit of the Disciplines : Understanding How God Changes Lives
How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth
Blue Like Jazz: Nonreligious Thoughts on Christian Spirituality

Scott Corwin’s favorite books »

Encouraging Word: “…to live is Christ…”

One recent Discipleship Explored study focused on Paul’s statement of faith centered in Jesus Christ.  Participants in the study memorized (How to Memorize a Verse) and meditated ( How to Meditate on a Verse) on Phil. 1:21 and discovered some wonderful truths and personal applications.  Over the next few days I want to share with you some of the results of my study, scripture memory, and meditation on this verse.

“…to live is Christ…”  The motivation of my life is Jesus Christ.  His indwelling Spirit gives energy, direction, and purpose to my living — every day and in every way.   Nothing in my life, internal or external, falls outside his purpose.  My whole being spirit, mind, emotions, will, and body are to be surrendered to his purpose.  All of my relationships at home, church, and work are opportunities to live the Christ life.  What I do at home, church, and at work or in my hobbies, neighborhood, and city are to be expressions of Jesus’ purpose.  Jesus Christ is my reason for living!  He is the driving force of life…my motivation.

What about you?