Pastors: Are You Leading from a Healthy Soul?

Mike Morris over at FaithEngineer.com is at the start of a sabbatical. He shared some stats on pastors from Lance Witt’s book, Replenish: Leading from a Healthy Soul. Today’s troubling statistics on pastors paint a bleak picture. 1,500 pastors leave the ministry permanently each month in America. 80% of pastors and 85% of their spouses […]

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The Seventh Day: A Study of the Sabbath

Source: BigStockPhoot.com The Sabbath is one of the most misunderstood and misapplied topics in the church today. It seems modern Christians run to one of two extremes: either they view the fourth commandment as no longer valid, and therefore treat the Lord’s Day as any other day of the week, or they embrace a legalistic […]

America: 24-7

Come to me all you who are weary and heavy laden and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28) We continue our look at the Fourth Commandment by focusing today on the priority of rest. An interesting phrase entered into American culture in the 1990s that summarizes our life: 24-7. From grocery stores to local […]

Holy Sabbath Becomes Son Day!

Yesterday we learned of the Jewish roots to the Sabbath. Ask three believers what the Sabbath means to them today, however, and you will likely get three different answers. Pastor and author Stewart Briscoe describes in his book The Ten Commandments his childhood memories of the Sabbath: “We went to Sunday morning church, Sunday afternoon […]

The Sabbath: It’s Jewish!

Mention the word “Sabbath” in most churches today and those who know their Bible well will often reply, “Oh, that’s not for us…It’s Jewish!” And so it is. The word Sabbath literally means cessation from Labor. Israel had served the pharaohs of Egypt as slaves for more than 400 years. Day after day they made […]

Remember the Sabbath

In 1981, the film Chariots of Fire captured the Oscar for Best Picture. The movie tells the story the Eric Liddell, who ran for Great Britain in the 1924 Olympics. Liddell trained hard for the 100 meter race, and was Britain’s record holder for that event, but when he arrived in Paris to run in […]