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      These are the spiritual disciplines that are activities for the body of believers. These disciplines are best practiced in the context of a local church body to which one is a member, but can on occasion include gatherings of multiple congregations for a special celebration.

Prayer

      Although prayer is primarily considered an individual spiritual discipline, a body of believers without a corporate prayer life is a powerless body. Most of what applies to the personal discipline of prayer applies to the corporate discipline. I consider it essential to mention the discipline again as a corporate activity, as it is so often forgotten or given little priority in the corporate life of the church. Spirit-led Prayer, especially as a corporate activity in conjunction with confession, is essential for genuine revival.

Confession

      "Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working." (James 5:16). Although I believe that sins should be confessed on the level that they are committed, there is definitely a place for corporate confession of sin. When we genuinely confess to a group, it takes great humility. Also, public confession supplies a source of accountability. I also will add that corporate and public confession of sin, in conjunction with Spirit-led prayer, is a gateway to genuine revival.

Worship

Praise and Worship
      APK's information related to Praise and Worship. Includes essays, helpful information, praise and worship songs, and helpful links.

Worship Community
      APK's vision for planting new churches, centered around a God-centered notion of building relationships through corporate worship and daily worship-living.

PDI Music/Sovereign Grace Ministries
      Under the leadership of Bob Kauflin, I find the music of Sovereign Grace Ministries to be musically excellent, theologically sound, lyrically thought-provoking, and rich with passion and excitement. I highly suggest looking into incorporation of Sovereign Grace worship music into any church's corporate gatherings.

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Celebration

PDI Music/Sovereign Grace Ministries
      Yes, this is the second reference to Sovereign Grace Ministries on this page . . . but the passion and excitement demonstrated in their weekly gatherings is the epitome of what Christian celebration can be.

"Discipline yourself for the purpose of godliness; for bodily discipline is only of little profit, but godliness is profitable for all things, since it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come."
1 Timothy 4:7b-8 NASB

"Clap your hands, all peoples! Shout to God with loud songs of joy!
For the Lord, the Most High, is to be feared, a great King over all the earth."
Psalm 47:1-2

"Prayer is an unspoken confession of our utter dependence upon God.
Prayerlessness is an unbroken testimony of our dependence upon the flesh."
Randy Sprinkle

"Pride is the greatest enemy to the centrality of God."
T.W. Hunt

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