We are embarking on a journey about a topic that is critical to the foundation for your life in Jesus Christ and ministry service. It is the idea of spiritual formation or as we call it, personal spiritual growth. There are several aspects of spiritual formation. I will enumerate those as we go. Our priorities are critical to our spiritual formation. How our priorities work into our lives is a big part of the nature of growing as a Christian. I will begin talking about priorities with scripture that comes from the ministry of Jesus. The text is Luke 10:38-42. Feel free to find the verse and follow along.
Bear with me. The title was in fact designed to grab your attention but not to coin a phrase I’m trying to monetize. You’ve no doubt heard of or participated in topical bible studies, thematic bible studies, perhaps Hebraic bible studies, etc. This could have been in mid-week studies held in your church’s auditorium or sanctuary, or the study your small group does wherever you’re meeting these days. For purposes of this article, I will refer to those as “group” bible studies. And that’s not what I’m suggesting.