Soul Keeping Small Group Bible Study by John Ortberg – Session One

Soul Keeping Small Group Bible Study by John Ortberg – Session One

6-session DVD and Study Guide available here: – –

Join John Ortberg as he helps us discover what the soul is, why it is important, how to assess the soul’s health, and how to care for it so that it contributes to the depth and beauty of our relationship with God and others.

In this six-session, video-based small group Bible study, Ortberg shows that caring for your soul is necessary for your Christian life. When you nurture your soul your life in this world will come to make sense again; you can find your way back to God from hopelessness, depression, relationship struggles, and a lack of fulfillment. Your soul’s resting place is in God, and John Ortberg wants to take participants to that home. Soul Keeping study guide, one Soul Keeping DVD, one Soul Keeping hardcover book, and one Soul Keeping getting started guide.

This curriculum can be used as a church campaign, adult Sunday school, small group study, or individual use. The DVD contains six 22-25-minute video teaching sessions from John Ortberg and the study guide provides individual or group questions, and enhances the experience of the video sessions. Downloadable church resources are available below.

Session Titles:
1. What Is the Soul?
2. The Struggle of the Soul
3. What the Soul Needs
4. The Practice of Grace
5. The Practice of Gratitude
6. The Practice of Growth

John Ortberg is senior pastor at Menlo Park Presbyterian Church in Menlo Park, California. He is the bestselling author of Who is This Man?; 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. Now that their children are grown, John and his wife Nancy enjoy surfing the Pacific to help care for their souls.

Comments (12)

  1. Mary Ann M. Hidalgo

    Thank you John Ortberg. I am totally blessed. I hope to reach my friends with your Utube. Thank you UTube for helping in spreading this soul keeping study. God bless you John and the Utube creators and administrators.

  2. Ruth Ness

    awesome to get back on track

  3. bert haimona

    ” And God formed man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the
    breath of life and man became a living soul ”   You don’t need to be the sharpest tool in the shed , to work out who the soul is .

  4. Sky Twilighten

    Listened to you at 458am – Cried because I never heard a description so beautiful about our soul.  It’s so refreshing and awakening to not have to hurry and let the rest of the world command my life.  Thank you for your sharing more than you can imagine.

  5. Mark Gallagher

    Yeshua said to him, “You shall love THE LORD JEHOVAH your God from all your heart and from all your soul and from all your power and from all your mind.”
    Aramaic the language Yeshua used!
    Matthew 22:37

  6. Avery Van Pelt

    I was looking for spiritual musicians and I found this. Blessings

  7. Live Light with Alex Kip

    Great vids! Thanks!

  8. Monica Rivero

    Find out why people are leaving Willow Creek…Pastor John, you have a beautiful sparkle in your eyes and you sound very sincere in all you say. I hope many are touch for the honor & glory of our Lord Jesus Christ, whom we owe it all too. I was at Willow Creek when you gave that Soul Keeping sermon and that was the last time I visited that church because of what I learned about Bill Hybels, whom I looked us to seeing every weekend. However, I thank the LORD for opening my eyes to the truth. I hope you’re not a 33 degree Freemason like Bill, becaus If you’re not please WAKE UP!!!

    YouTube: 225 – Strange Fire / Total Onslaught – Walter Veith
    (watch the whole video to understand)

  9. Christopher Rice

    what brand of mug is that?

  10. Joshua


  11. Murray Sullivan

    John my wife spent a year studying in a class with a few other ladies the Divine Conspiracy. She bought the tapes and gave me the opportunity to watch them. I can see how lucky you are to have made him your friend and how much his influence has had on your life. God Bless you for your work and for sharing these very important messages. As a person known for being in a hurry I take to heart the important words to slow down and let my soul heal. I have listen to this several times a I keep it on my computer so that when I feel myself getting out of sorts I stop and listen to your message. Thank you for this.

    Murray Sullivan

  12. Celebrating Homesteading

    The one thing I am ‘struggling’ with is that we are a three-part being:  spirit, soul, and body.  This is not exactly what is being said.  Our spirit (the breath of God – ruach) should lead for that is God’s breath (of instruction), followed by our souls, then followed by our bodies.  When that leadership/followship gets our of order we place God’s instruction behind either soul or body.  We connect to God with our spirit, for He is a Spirit being.  Our spirit leads and directs our soul, our outward connection to others and our environment.  Our bodies take direction from are soul and ultimately our spirit and most ultimately from God.  Perhaps this discussion is specifically about the part called soul and not saying the the spirit and soul are one in the same.  We are a three-part being created in the image of God, a three-part Being.


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