Sabbath

Sabbath rest simplicity

Why Sabbath is Meant to Be Simple

I’ll never forget my family’s first Sabbath gathering back with our church after thirteen weeks of covid-related cancellations. My four daughters could barely contain their excitement. They had dressed and prepared breakfast for themselves before I even crawled out of bed. At their young ages, my daughters have fallen in love with the church and the […]

Is the Sabbath a “shadow”?

Is the Sabbath a “shadow”? A recent BA article said it was. A shadow is a shaded image cast by light rays striking a body or object. In biblical study, the words type and shadow can refer to a person, event, or item that serves as a pattern, preview, or lesser image of a later, […]

Fixed-hour prayer

Why I’m Embracing Fixed-Hour Prayer

At 9:00 am each morning, my children and I drop what we are doing, gather in the living room, and drop to our knees to “pray like Daniel prayed.” My husband joins us when we drop again in the evening, as the six of us anchor our hope in Christ as a family. It hasn’t […]

The Ultimate Healing

Thanks be to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ who, in February 2017, saved me from the cloud of confusion and years of physical pain. This was also the year of my Lord’s favor when He freed me from oppression. In fact, Jesus had begun to prepare me for salvation long before I perceived it […]

I’ve seen Sabbath described as a gift. Does this mean Sabbathkeeping is optional?

In a recent BA and quarterly, I’ve seen Sabbath described as a gift. Does this mean that Sabbathkeeping is optional?   Let’s begin with the first part of the question. Are we justified in calling the Sabbath a gift? New covenant Christians consider not only God’s commandment but also His intent for the Sabbath. Similarly, […]

Christ-Centered Rest on Sabbath is for Pastors, Too

The Law and the Sabbath: This We Believe Part 3

This article covers our seventh and eighth Statements of Faith on the law and the Sabbath. If you had to sum up the law of God in one word, what would it be? On our annual trip through the Bible, my family just finished Leviticus. Holy is a keyword in that book of the law. […]

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3 Keys to Overcoming the Burnout of Serving Others

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Why It’s Hard for Me to Sabbath

Missional Sabbath

Some people claim that we who keep Sabbath on the seventh day are legalistic, exchanging God’s grace for law, earning salvation by works. But Isaiah 58 tells a different story — that Sabbath is a grace of God bestowed on humanity.