Practicing the
Way of Jesus

Do you long to be more like Jesus?

Think beyond a typical Sunday School answer. Do you long for it? There has never been a more moral, just, kind, compassionate, and down-to-earth individual to walk this earth – in absolute sinlessness – than Jesus. He lived in a world that demanded more of him than time or energy would allow. It was a time when people's expectations of him were more than he could fulfill. Schedules were full; chaos, confusion, polarization, injustice, and political division reigned. Yet Jesus lived with a rhythm and cadence that exhibited a non-anxious presence and total peace. He created spaces and times to unplug and disciplines to feed his body, mind, and soul. So we ask again: do you long to be more like Jesus? Join us in November as we learn his rhythms and how to walk in his ways.

The Messages

  • November 5: "Practicing Presence: Inward Communion" – John 15:4-11
  • November 12: "Red Light, Green Light: Inward Serenity" – Mark 1:35-39
  • November 19: "Better Together: Outward Community" – Hebrews 10:19-25
  • November 26: "Fish Like Jesus: Outward Mission" – Matthew 4:18-22


Come back to this page each week through the series and find resources specifically chosen by our pastoral staff to help you learn to walk in the way of Christ.

Disclaimer: these works are starting points for study, prayer, and discernment. Not all views expressed may be the views of Grace Point pastors, elders, or staff.

All books are available from Walmart.com or Amazon.com.

Overarching understanding of living in the rhythms of Jesus:

Spirit of the Disciplines – Dallas Willard

Celebration of Discipline – Richard Foster

Ruthless Elimination of Hurry – John Mark Comer

The Pursuit of God – A.W. Tozer

Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life – Donald Whitney

Family Rhythms

Habits of the Household – Justin Whitmel Earley
Habits of a Child's Heart – Valarie Hess

Tired Mamas Pray – Leslie N. Crouse

WEEK ONE: "Practicing Presence" – John 15:4-11

Inward Communion

Practicing the Presence of God – Brother Lawrence

Knowing God – J.I. Packer

Knowledge of the Holy – A.W. Tozer

Intimacy with the Almighty – Charles Swindoll

Praying the Bible – Donald S. Whitney

Dwell – Barry Jones

Renovation of the Heart – Dallas Willard

The Great Omission – Dallas Willard

How to Hear God – Pete Greig

How to Pray – Pete Greig

Sacred Rhythms – Ruth Haley Barton

Spiritual Formation – Henri Nouwen

Prayer – Richard Foster

Transforming Prayer –  Dennis Henderson

The New Inductive Study Bible – Precept Ministries

WEEK TWO: "Red Light, Green Light" – Mark 1:35-39

Inward Serenity

Soul Rule – John Ortburg

Common Rule – Justin Earley

Take Your Life Back – John Eldredge

Into the Silent Land – Martin Laird

Boundaries for the Soul – Allison Cook

Gentle and Lowly – Dane C. Ortlund

Keeping the Sabbath Wholly – Marva Dawn

Ordering your Private World – Gordon MacDonald

Sabbath: Restoring the Sacred Rhythm of Rest – Wayne Muller

WEEK THREE: "Community: Better, Strong, Further Together" – Matthew 16:18-19; Hebrews 10:19-25

Outward Community

Real Worship – Warren Wiersbe

Improving your Serve – Charles Swindoll

The Treasure Principle – Randy Alcorn

WEEK FOUR: "Fish Like Jesus: Outward Mission" – Matthew 4:18-22

Outward: Mission

Master Plan for Making Disciples – Robert Coleman

Let the nations be Glad – John Piper

Radical, by David Platt, Follow Me – David Platt



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