January 2019 | The Parable of the Sower

January 2019 | The Parable of the Sower

The Parable of the Sower, rich in agrarian imagery unravels the wisdom of God in a simple but incredibly insightful way. Through it, an invitation is sent into the heart of the listener to stop being just a hearer of the Word, but become a doer as well(James 1:22), to no longer be a spectator of  the Gospel but a participant in the Gospel. This parable challenges us to be less inactive in hearing the Gospel and more active in living it. Convicting us of a superficial approach to the Kingdom, we are encouraged to plumb its depths, to reach outward and bring it in, to allow it to not merely be something we hold out in front of us, but a treasure that is held within us.

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January: Stars Checklist

Track your stars collection as you journey through January ’19 content…
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January: Devotional

“A farmer went out to sow his seed. As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path; it was trampled on, and the birds ate it up. Some fell on rocky ground, and when it came up, the plants withered because they had no moisture. Other seed fell among thorns, which grew up with it…
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January: Lectio Divina

This Lectio Divina practice is brought to you by Sarah Nugent, a Leader in The Abbey. You can connect with Sarah on her Facebook page and on Instagram @louisianayogi. “Then his disciples approached Jesus and asked, “Why do you always speak to people in these hard-to-understand parables?” He explained, “You’ve been given the intimate experience…
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January: Meditation

This meditation is brought to you by Sarah Nugent, a Leader in The Abbey and yoga teacher. You can connect with Sarah on her Facebook page and on Instagram @louisianayogi. This meditation is focused on digging deep roots in the Word of God.
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January: 60 Minute Slow Flow

This practice is guided by Kristine McCoy. This slow flow practice focuses on gentle heart opening and stretching and comes with an invitation to journal briefly at the start of the practice.
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January: 60 Minute Power Flow

This practice is led by Caroline Williams. It is focused entirely on our roots – physical and spiritual!
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January: Playlist

Power Flow and Slow Flow Playlist
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January: Creative Contemplation

The goal of contemplative practices is to develop deep intimacy with God, but sitting still and silently meditating isn’t the only way to do that. Our unique gifts, talents, heritages, and cultures all contribute to how we uniquely draw near to God. So, to celebrate this (and hopefully inspire you to contemplate more creatively), each month…
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