Formation practices help us become more and more like Jesus. We long to be a church that doesn’t just believe in Jesus but becomes like him, displaying his love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control to all people, with the help of his Spirit (Galatians 5:22-25).
Formation practices are our training ground for Christlikeness. The formation practice for the series, Seasons: Permission to Feel, is Praying the Psalms.
Smack dab in the middle of the Bible is a prayer guide known as the book of Psalms. It’s the book Jesus quoted more than any other in the Hebrew Bible. It’s the book that gives us permission to pray with brazen authenticity. The Psalmists were not afraid to express anger, delight, fear, anxiety, joy, pain, doubt, sadness, trust and more when conversing with God in prayer.
Check back each week, beginning May 14, for the sermon video, a Life Group discussion guide, and a formation practice resource.