August 5, 2012

“Spirituality” is “faith formation.” It is the deeper experience of religion flowing out of our “belief development.” The formation of faith (or “spirituality”) is a slow and experiential integration of the things we learn from the Bible, Christianity, and life. Faith forms as we pray, meditate, contemplate, take our walk in the woods, worship, commune, give, and forgive. For faith to form, we need spiritual food. This Sunday, we will revisit the petition in the Lord’s Prayer, “Give us this day, our daily (epiousia) bread.” “Epiousia” means “Transubstantial,” or “beyond substance.” The sermon title is “Tasting Spiritual Food.” The texts will be Psalm 51:6-12, “Create in Me a Clean Heart,” and John 6:30-35, “Bread from Heaven.”