Fellowship as Spiritual formation

Now there stood by the cross of Jesus, his mother and his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas and Mary Magdalene. – John 19:25 When we come to this particular verse, we see the Master hanging on the cross of Calvary and Calvary was a bloody mess. As Jesus was hanging there, dying for […]

A Peace and Justice Mandate from Gods Word

Grace and Joy to you! We thank you in advance for worshiping with us during the month of September. We pray that the Office of Spiritual Formation Devotional will encourage and strengthen you. May the Lord God bless you as you connect with others and experience the wonder of Fresno Pacific University.

The Evidence of Gods Love at FPU

This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no man than this, than to lay down his life for his friends. – John 15:12 When we come to the text today we see that Jesus is charging the believer to do something. He’s charging us to […]

Love as a call to action

This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. – John 15:12 Here in this passage we see a new call to action from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. It’s a call to demonstrate what one believes and cherishes about love. It’s a call to love in a difficult […]

Manna Moments for You

Greetings Family! We are excited to provide your weekly Manna Moments… We hope you feel encouraged by the words shared and that you may be challenged and motivated to live your life fully in Christ. We love you, family!

Ministry as Spiritual formation

Therefore, since through God’s mercy we have this ministry we do not lose heart, rather we have renounced secret and shameful ways. We do not use deception nor do we distort the word of God. But on the contrary by setting forth the truth plainly we commend ourselves to every man’s conscious in the sight […]

Bible Study as Spiritual formation

Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved. A workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth – 2 Timothy 2:15 Apostle Paul gives this letter to his son in the ministry, Timothy, to encourage, him to be diligent in his studies as he […]

Soul care: How to Tell if You are Depressed

Barney Self is LeaderCare counselor for LifeWay. He offers the following guidelines to check for a level of depression in which you need to get outside help: 1. Depressed mood Depressed mood for most of the day, for more days than not, as indicated either by subjective account or observation by others. 2. Presence, while […]

University Prayer of Dedication

University Pastor: Dear Father we come today to thank you for what it means to be a community of learners committed to a distinctive vision of Christian higher education. We come to thank you for the FPU idea. Help us today as we try to live faithfully to what your calling is for our lives […]