Author: Tim Rippstein

Developing Spiritual Giants through Spiritual Disciplines

“Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may obtain it. And everyone who competes for the prize is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a perishable crown, but we for an imperishable crown. Therefore I run thus: not with uncertainty. Thus I fight: not as one who beats the air. But I discipline my body and bring it into subjection, lest, when I have preached to others, I myself should become disqualified.” (1 Corinthians 9:24-27) Anyone who...

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A Meditative Exercise in Sabbath Being

Read Gen. 1:26-2:3 Note that human beings were created on the last day of creation. Imagine you are Adam or Eve. What is your first full day of life? It is the Sabbath, a day of resting with God. After first resting with God, then you go and work. What does this rhythm of 1 and 6 tell us about our purpose? Our created purpose and value is not primarily in what we do. It is in being with the Lord. There are many ways to be with the Lord. One way which has been part of the Christian...

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Bible Study: Sabbath Rest

Download a PDF of Bible studies in Sabbath Rest to use them with your group. If you use them, let us know in the comments below! Rhythms, Cycles and Seasons Objectives Students will understand there are rhythms and cycles to life. Students will discover there are also healthy rhythms and cycles to our spiritual lives. Students will appreciate that Christ is our Sabbath rest. “That’s True Value!” Objectives Students will discuss and discern what others want them to believe is their worth. Students will discover or rediscover what their true worth is. Students will appreciate the role the Sabbath has in...

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