Celebration & Community: Spiritual practices for everyday life


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Retail: $7.95
Size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 96
Pub Date: January 2015
ISBN-13: 9781619705739
Item Number: 705739
Categories: Christian Living; Devotionals
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“Our life is not only a great deal of trouble and hard work; it is also refreshment and joy in God’s goodness. We labor, but God nourishes and sustains us. That is a reason to celebrate.”
—Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Life Together

The Scriptures are full of wonder and praise, and God calls us to share life together in this way, embracing beauty and living with joy in community. Yet more often than not our lives become characterized by to-do lists and trials. Within this Bible study, you’ll be reminded that each day you have a chance to celebrate, no matter what your circumstances. Learn to embrace holy moments that provoke wonder and praise, and view celebration as a spiritual discipline that can help you live with joy, even amid the meager and mundane. We are also called to become love in action for one another and for the world. When this happens, we get a glimpse of the love God has for us. In community we are stronger to face whatever comes at us.

This two-part Bible study will lead you through Scripture passages, discussion questions, food for thought, and prayer to help you put the disciplines of celebration and community into practice.

The purpose of this study guide series is to help you use spiritual practices to make your own life richer, fuller, and deeper. It can be used as a stand-alone Bible study guide for groups or individuals, or as a companion alongside the Everyday Matters Bible for Women. The twenty-four spiritual practices in this series are Acceptance, Bible Study & Meditation, Celebration, Community, Confession, Contemplation, Faith, Fasting, Forgiveness, Gratitude, Hospitality, Justice, Mentoring, Outreach, Prayer, Reconciliation, Sabbath Rest, Service, Silence, Simplicity, Solitude, Stewardship, Submission, and Worship.