Any ordinary day can become extra-ordinarily great by doing one simple thing—spending it with God. His great desire is to walk together with each child of his through the ordinary days of their lives. And this is his plan for you as well. You can do this. God would not have commanded it if it were not so. This is the discussion guide to be used along with the video curriculum that will teach about how to experience life with God.
In the routine moments of an ordinary day . . . you can experience the reality of God's presence. Christ entered our broken world to give us life in all its fullness. Not just in pinnacle experiences, but in every situation, every relationship, every activity. As you learn to recognize and welcome Christ's presence into every moment, ordinary days become filled with a tangible sense of God's presence. Suddenly, you are experiencing all of life with God--not just Sundays or 'quiet times.' Even more, he is transforming you in the process. You begin to experience the kind of ongoing, close connection to God you've longed for. An Ordinary Day with Jesus show you how to: invite Christ to work alongside you recognize and hear the Holy Spirit's voice use the spiritual pathways that best connect you to God eliminate hurry and simplify your pace of life wake up and go to sleep in Jesus' name open everyday relationships to him, learning even from difficult people spend soul-replenishing time alone with God plan, commit to, and actually experience an entire day with Jesus Experiencing God's presence in your everyday life doesn't necessarily mean doing new things. It means doing the things you already do in new ways--with him. An ordinary day with Jesus truly can be the greatest day you've ever had. Best of all, it can lead to an extraordinary life!
John Ortberg is a pastor at Menlo Park Presbyterian Church in Menlo Park, California. He is the bestselling author of When the Game Is Over, It All Goes Back in the Box; The Life You've Always Wanted; and If You Want to Walk on Water, You've Got to Get Out of the Boat. He and his wife Nancy, have three children. SPANISH BIO: John Ortberg es el Pastor principal de la Iglesia Presbiteriana de Menlo Park, en Menlo Park, California, con dependencias en Menlo Park, Mountain View y San Mateo. Ha escrito numerosas obras que han tenido una gran aceptacion, como La fe y la duda; El ser que quiero ser; Un amor mas alla de la razon; Cuando el juego termina, todo regresa a la caja; La mision fantasma; Dios esta mas cerca de lo que crees; Todos somos normales hasta que nos conocen; La vida que siempre has querido; Si quieres caminar sobre las aguas, tienes que salir de la barca; Vivamos divinamente la vida, y el plan de estudios multimedia Old Testament Challenge (con la colaboracion de Kevin Harney). John y su esposa Nancy tienen tres hijos.
Ruth Haley Barton is founder of The Transforming Center (www.thetransformingcenter.org), a ministry dedicated to strengthening the souls of pastors and Christian leaders. A teacher, spiritual director, and retreat leader, she has served on the pastoral staff of several churches including Willow Creek Community Church and is the author of numerous books and resources on the spiritual life including Strengthening the Soul of Your Leadership, Sacred Rhythms, and Invitation to Solitude and Silence. SPANISH BIO: Ruth Haley Barton recibio su educacion y entrenamiento como directora espiritual, lider de retiros, y maestra en la Facultad Wheaton en Illinois, en el Seminario Northern en Lombard, Illinois y el Instituto de Estudios Pastorales de la Universidad Loyola en Chicago. Es presidente fundadora del Centro Transformador, profesora auxiliar en la Escuela Universitaria de Graduados Wheaton, el Seminario Northern y la Escuela Universitaria de Graduados Mars Hill. Ademas, es autora de recursos de formacion espiritual y de varios libros incluyendo, Momentos Sagrados y Una invitacion al silencio y quietud. Ruth, su esposo Chris y su familia residen en el area de Chicago.