Jesus’ Sabbath Days

What were Jesus’ personal Sabbath days like? He went to the synagogue and rested (alone or with a few friends), which included him taking walks through grain fields or by the lake and having conversations with people. Something we often see Jesus do on Sabbath days is to respond to the needs of the people…

Following Jesus Immediately

“Pray without ceasing,” the Apostle Paul taught us (1 Thess. 5:17). He also said, “Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit” (Gal. 5:25). John Wesley referred to this as “continuing instant in prayer.” Probably you’re more familiar with the terminology of “practicing God’s presence.” Mark in his Gospel seeks to draw…

Transforming Your Body

This is an updated version of a Bible study I did in 2006 on the role of the body in spiritual formation in Christ. It is inspired by Dallas Willard’s book, Renovation of the Heart. This article on the body is part of a series from my class for counselors on “How People Change.” (See my…