Dennis Rainey, John Piper, Melissa Spoelstra, and Hannah Anderson give their perspective on how to best honor the Sabbath and keep it holy.
Melissa Spoelstra is a popular women’s conference speaker, Bible teacher, and writer who is madly in love with Jesus and passionate about helping women of all ages to seek Christ and know Him more intimately through serious Bible study. She has a deep, abiding passion for studying God’s word and teaching others to do the same.
Spoelstra holds a Bachelor of Arts in Bible Theology from Moody Bible Institute and enjoys teaching God’s Word to diverse groups and churches within the body of Christ. She is the author of First Corinthians: Living Love When We Disagree (released in August), Joseph: The Journey to Forgiveness, and Jeremiah: Daring to Hope in an Unstable World Bible studies and Total Family Makeover: 8 Steps to Making Disciples at Home book (all available from Abingdon Press at www.abingdonpress.com/melissaspoelstra).
As a parent, Spoelstra has struggled in the past with knowing how to help her kids love and follow Jesus in a world that is pulling them in many directions. Total Family Makeover was born from her own biblical studies and experiences with her children. Spoelstra wants to inspire parents to keep pursuing Jesus and implementing ideas to help their kids develop their own relationships with Him.
Spoelstra describes herself as a small-town girl from East Texas, but now resides Dublin, Ohio, with her church planter/pastor husband of 20 years and their four children.
What Sabbath Is About
Learning to Rest
Are your children learning to over commit from you? Wife and mom, Melissa Spoelstra, tells what she does to ensure that her family honors the Sabbath and learns to rest and enjoy each other’s presence.
Making Disciples at Home
Author Melissa Spoelstra, a mother of four, shares some ways she disciples her children. Parents should encourage their kids to seek out mentors who can help them grow spiritually.
Your Kids Aren’t Your Report Card
Melissa Spoelstra reminds parents they are not their children’s report card, and if they measure their parenting by their children’s behavior it will lead to disappointment and discouragement.