Medical science has concluded that a lack of sufficient rest can be responsible for everything from heart disease to certain types of cancer. The Bible was way ahead of medical science. Embedded in the earliest pages of the Old Testament, the Creator invites His creation to take a day off every week. By the time Jesus came on the scene, religion had weaponized this gift and made it a burden. Join us for part one of How to be Human as we consider Jesus’ instructions on how to live in rhythm with God and His creation.
Passage (read it):
Principles (know them):
Sabbath is a reminder to embrace our limitations and trust God.
Sabbath is when heaven touches earth.
Sabbath is only fully and finally realized in Jesus.
Practices (do them):
Take the Sabbath challenge:
- Identify one day each week that will be your Sabbath.
- Use the other six days to prepare for your Sabbath.
- Practice heaven on earth with those you love and those in need.
This week’s daily readings focus on the Sabbath. As you read Jesus’ words and reflect on the origins of the Sabbath laws, invite the Holy Spirit to speak to you about the rhythm of your life. Are you leaving time to hear from God? Are you constantly hurried and never still? What would God have you change? Do you lean toward legalism or licentiousness when it comes to keeping the Sabbath?
Sermons at ssbc.org:
Making Time with Jesus (February 3, 2019)