Prayer, Fasting, Almsgiving: Spiritual Practices That Draw Us Closer to God

The Word Among Us Press
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Prayer, fasting, and almsgiving are often called "spiritual disciplines." The term highlights their similarity to physical disciplines. But like a physical fitness program, we can go through the motions of these practices without deriving much benefit from them. Jesus wants the spiritual disciplines to work for us. Only the Holy Spirit can make us holy, but we can spur the Spirit to help us. That is what almsgiving, prayer, and fasting are: ways of seeking the Holy Spirit's help, ways of beginning to cooperate with his work in us.

In this Bible study, popular Scripture commentator Kevin Perrotta selects six readings from Scripture-one Old Testament and one New Testament text for each spiritual discipline. Each passage confronts us with some of the most important aspects of these practices, showing us why we undertake them and how they can transform us so that we become more like the persons that God has created us to be.
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About the author

 Kevin Perrotta has written about the Bible for many years and has served as editor of the popular Six Weeks with the Bible books. He has a masters’ degree in theology from the St. Paul School of Divinity in St. Paul, Minnesota, and teaches occasionally at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit. Kevin and his wife, Louise, live in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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Publisher
The Word Among Us Press
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Published on
Jan 1, 2012
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Pages
136
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ISBN
9781593254353
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Language
English
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