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Sabbath and Trust

October 21st, 2010 · No Comments · Bible, Christianity, Exodus, Old Testament, Religion

People typically think of the Sabbath as a command not to work. It really went deeper than that. The point was, if they weren’t working and things were provided for they realized that God was still at work in their lives. That requires trust. No matter how talented or amazing we think we are there […]

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Our Need for Downtime

September 23rd, 2010 · No Comments · Thoughts

I have been working on some lessons on rest over the last week or so and one of the things that hit me was how messed up our view of rest is. Rest is punishment. When you are a kid and don’t do your chores you get grounded. When you are an adult and do […]

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Did Jesus Break the Sabbath? John 5:18

July 21st, 2010 · 41 Comments · Bible, Christianity, Christology, Gospel of John, Jesus, New Testament, Religion, Theology

“So, because Jesus was doing these things on the Sabbath, the Jews persecuted him. 17Jesus said to them, ‘My Father is always at his work to this very day, and I, too, am working.’ 18For this reason the Jews tried all the harder to kill him; not only was he breaking the Sabbath, but he […]

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Gospel of Mark – A Day in the Life of Jesus (Mark 1:21-34)

February 7th, 2008 · No Comments · Bible, Christ, Christianity, Culture, Gospel of Mark, Jesus, Kingdom of God, New Testament, Religion, Thoughts

The number of people change following Jesus’ call of his disciples by the Sea of Galilee. Prior to this point it was Jesus going here and there, Jesus being baptized, Jesus walking by the Sea. In Mark 1:21, “They went to Capernaum.” It was the Sabbath. Probably being in his early 30s Jesus had authority […]

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Mike Cope Reflects on Sabbatical

January 13th, 2008 · No Comments · Blogging

Something about this quote by Mike Cope about the new addition of a regular sabbatical to his ministry really resonated with me for some reason. “For 25 years I’ve written, preached, taught, edited, traveled, and blogged. Now I’m going to be silent and listen. I’m going to seek God with all my heart.” – Mike […]

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