Another spiritual discipline which PHBC will undertake is the memorization of God's Word. Psalm 119:11 reminds us of the importance of knowing God's Word when the Psalmist says, "I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you." Over the last couple of months, PHBC has had a "PowerVerse" of the month, which the church family would work on memorizing throughout the month. This year, PHBC will take the challenge to memorize one of the most encouraging, Christ-exalting, God-centered chapters throughout the New Testament. By God's grace, we will work on memorizing Romans chapter eight (the whole chapter) for the year of 2014.
But, why do Christians practice such disciplines?
1 Timothy 4:7-8 says, "Have nothing to do with irreverent, silly myths. Rather train (discipline) yourself for godliness; for while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come."
So, what are your spiritual discipline plans for 2014? Why don't you join PHBC and take the journey with us as we discipline ourselves for the purpose of godliness?