Category Archives: rest

  1. Why you can’t have a day off being a Christian

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    11/04/2018 by Chris Green

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    Pastors who cannot Sabbath in some way, suffer.  So do their marriages and families.  So do the churches. The rub, of course, is that we leave being a Christian behind too.  Which is not only easy, it is devastatingly stupid.

  2. The #1 way to improve your preaching

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    18/01/2018 by Chris Green

    I’m sure it is a good spiritual discipline to fast and pray – but if you know your medical research you’ll know that occasional fasting actually does our body good.  There’s no measure on which going without sleep does our body good.  On Paul’s list it’s up there with nakedness and being beaten.

  3. And… rest. Five things you must do to stop doing things

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    16/05/2016 by Chris Green

    We should have a weekly rest from our daily work, and that is good for us physically (that’s from creation) and spiritually (that’s from salvation). But what do we do, to rest?

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