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Introduction | Sabbath
If there is one thing all leaders share in common, it is this—we are busy. Often we are overwhelmed. Pastor Daniel opens this episode saying, “God in His grace and His kindness commands a Sabbath, a day of rest. He gives us this principle in creation and tells us to do it for our refreshment.” This episode explores the many aspects of practicing the Sabbath.
Recommended Books for an In-depth Study on Sabbath
-The Emotionally Healthy Leader by Peter Scazzero
-Garden City: Work, Rest, and the Art of Being Human by John Mark Comer
-The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry by John Mark Comer
-Invitation to Retreat: The Gift and Necessity of Time Away with God by Ruth Haley Barton
-Enjoying Intimacy with God by J Oswald Sanders
-Subversive Sabbath: The Surprising Power of Rest in a Nonstop World by A.J. Swoboda
-Sabbath as Resistance: Saying No to the Culture of Now by Walter Brueggermann
-Leading on Empty by Wayne Cordeiro
-Replenish: Leading from a Healthy Soul by Lance Witt
-The Sabbath by Abraham Joshua Heschel
Leadership Lesson | The Importance of Sabbath with Pastor Daniel
Pastor Daniel shares from Exodus 31 how God demonstrates to his people the value of practicing the Sabbath, which is an act of God’s grace as well as worship. “Six days shall work be done, but the seventh day is a Sabbath of solemn rest, holy to the Lord” (Exodus 31:15). God Himself practiced the Sabbath. “”It is a sign forever between me and the people of Israel that in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, and on the seventh day He rested and was refreshed” (Exodus 31:17). Sabbath is essential for our souls.
One Piece of Advice | Longevity in Ministry by Marcken Volmy
Marcken, mental health therapist, author, and elder at Gospel Fellowship in Boynton Beach shares his advice about longevity in ministry. It’s not a sprint—it’s a marathon. Make sure you’re healthy physically, emotionally and mentally.
Patreon Interview Excerpt | The Importance of Rest with Marcken Volmy
Pastor Daniel talks with Marcken Volmy, mental healthy therapist and author of a new book, Trauma Stories: Discovering Strength Through our Vulnerabilities, about the importance of knowing how and actually practicing rest.”Rest is a reminder of my humanity and my limitations.” Full interview on our Patreon page in a few weeks here ➡️ patreon.com/user?u=82297914. You can reach Marcken at www.marckenvolmy.com.
Leadership Lesson | Practical Advice for Practicing the Sabbathh with Pastor Daniel
Pastor Daniel talks about the spiritual discipline of practicing the Sabbath. It is a way to abide in Christ and it takes work. “Let us therefore strive to enter that rest, so that no one may fall by the same sort of disobedience” (Hebrews 4:11). Author Peter Scazzero’s framework for practicing the Sabbath is: stop work, enjoy rest, practice delight and contemplate God. Pastor Daniel gives examples from his own life and helpful questions you can ask to get you started.
Patreon Interview Excerpt | Lessons from a Sabbatical with Esteban Valenzuela
Esteban Valenzuela, missionary and church planter in Madrid, Spain, shares what he learned from his recent sabbatical with his wife Tifiny and their family here in the U.S. “All of these things were.a big step of faith.” God is faithful. He has invited us to walk with Him and trust Him. Full interview on our Patreon page here ➡️ patreon.com/user?u=82297914. You can reach Esteban at www.raicesmadrid.com.
You can reach Pastor Daniel at firstname.lastname@example.org
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