Bible Study

We invite you to spend time examining the following Scriptures that shaped this sermon:

Sermon Outline

Two warnings.  First, only faith saves.  But action is a result of saving faith. Second, It’s practice not perfection.

A short list of practices for following Jesus…

  1. Prayer – silence, solitude, fasting
  2. Scripture – Intentional Sabbath
  3. Service – Generosity
  4. Community – Witness



  • In what ways have you put up the sails of your practices to be filled with the Spirit?
  • Sometimes we call these Spiritual Disciplines or Means of Grace. What has been your understanding of the actions of our faith in Jesus?
  • It’s about practice, not performance. Pick two of the above practices and focus on them this quarter. How do you desire to see the Lord move in your life?
  • Let Jesus be present to you in and through his written word. We have a SAPC reading plan we’ll be following this year and would invite you to join us as we read God’s word together. Pick up a copy on Sunday or download it here.
  • Because of this sermon, how has your life changed, matured, or challenged?
  • Who will you tell and what because of what you just heard?
  • How would you explain this to a small child?

The outline and application questions are intended for your further reflection and action upon the weekend message. They are also designed to facilitate discussion and accountability within your Life Group community.


If you have questions about this sermon please email David Libbon (DLibbon@StAndrews.Church).

Consulted Resources

  • Expositors Biblical Commentary
  • Richard Foster’s Celebration of Discipline
  • Dallas Willard’s The Spirit of Disciplines
  • Various articles from

Sermon Recording

You can listen to the sermon in the player below or follow St. Andrew’s Sermon Podcast on Spotify. The sermon podcast is also available on Apple and Google Podcasts.