04 May 2017

An Invitation to the 2017 Holiness Institute for Soldiers

Save the dates for the 2017 Holiness Institute for Soldiers and send your people to this Spirit-filled event! For more than a decade, “The Holiness Institute” has been a significant

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02 May 2017

Spiritual Retreat

Emilie Griffin, author of Wilderness Time: A Guide for Spiritual Retreat reinforces the importance of Sabbath keeping with times of spiritual retreat. Finding time for retreat is as difficult as finding time

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25 Apr 2017

2017 Holiness Symposium Reflection

Event: The Holiness Symposium 2017 (April 5-6) Theme: “Holiness and the Means of Grace” Speaker: Dr. Jonathan S. Raymond I recently had the opportunity to sit under the teaching of

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24 Apr 2017

Sabbath Reading List

We’ve put together the following list of quotes and further reading resources for your continued study and experience with Sabbath-keeping. We hope you’d consider reading at least one of the following books

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17 Apr 2017

Sabbath: A Singular Focus

The seventy-year duration of the Babylonian captivity was not a random number; it had significant meaning. The book of 2 Chronicles explains that the Exile fulfilled “the word of the Lord…until the

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10 Apr 2017

The Gift of the Sabbath

Isaiah 58 is a foundation statement to modern Christians as we move into a brave new era. The NRSV titles the section “False and True Worship”. The Lord tells the people

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04 Apr 2017

Sabbath in Scripture

While the word for Sabbath (Hebrew: Shabbath, שַׁבָּת) doesn’t appear in Scripture until Exodus 16, Sabbath as a day of holy rest was given to us in creation as a

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27 Mar 2017

Book Review – Sabbath As Resistance by Walter Brueggemann

God brings the Israelites out of Egypt and His first course of action is to introduce the people to the rhythm of Sabbath. This rhythm shows up in the Fourth

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20 Mar 2017

My Sabbath: A Personal Reflection – Cheryl Poulopoulis

It was before the era of Sunday shopping, devices, Netflix, and the internet. In the 1970’s our Sundays were filled with Sunday school, church, and more church. A large meal where

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13 Mar 2017

Trying to Be God

In a presentation to a gathering of officers Dr. Norman Raymond shared these statistics from a pastoral care consortium regarding those in all denominations of ministry. “90% work a 75 hour

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06 Mar 2017

Book Review – Rhythms of Rest by Shelly Miller

Author Shelly Miller was recently introduced to me through reading a favorite blog. Her experience with Sabbath intrigued me to find out more. Here at Spiritual Life Development, we have been

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27 Feb 2017

The Founder on Sabbath-Keeping

Our founder, William Booth, emphasized the importance of the fourth commandment (“Remember the Sabbath Day by keeping it holy.” Exodus 20:8, NIV) in a November 1901 article in The Field Officer periodical.

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