The Use of Spiritual Disciplines for the Mortification of Persistent Sin
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This project is designed to train members at the First Baptist Church of Nacogdoches, Texas, in the use of select spiritual disciplines for the mortification of persistent sin. The process will begin with an assessment to determine the members’ engagement with spiritual disciplines and their struggle with persistent sin. A six-week message series with accompanying devotions and discussion guides will be created and taught to increase their knowledge and impact their behavior in respect to the spiritual disciplines and persistent sin. Chapter 1 introduces the project by reviewing the ministry context of FBCNac and exploring the rationale, purpose, goals, research methodology, definitions, and delimitations of the project. The next chapter provides the biblical and theological basis for sanctification, mortification and the spiritual disciplines. Chapter 3 addresses the specific approaches pastors and authors have utilized through the years to connect mortification and the spiritual disciplines. Chapter 4 outlines the project. Chapter 5 includes an evaluation of the project with suggestions for further development. Appendices include surveys, sermon outlines, evaluation rubrics, and a bibliography.