Intro to Sabbath
Message by Joshua Mutter – November 6, 2022
Big Idea: The practice of Sabbath helps us find our balance for life.
Practising Sabbath helps us understand who we are in light of who God is.
“Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a sabbath to the Lord your God. On it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your male or female servant, nor your animals, nor any foreigner residing in your towns. For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but he rested on the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy.” Exodus 20:8-11 NIV
Practising Sabbath helps define our relationship with God.
Then the Lord said to Moses, “Say to the Israelites, ‘You must observe my Sabbaths. This will be a sign between me and you for the generations to come, so you may know that I am the Lord, who makes you holy.” Exodus 31:12-13 NIV
Practising Sabbath corrects our bad habits of how we understand ourselves.
“Six days you shall labor, but on the seventh day you shall rest; even during the plowing season and harvest you must rest.” Exodus 34:21 NIV
Practising Sabbath helps us become aware of God’s blessings.
“‘Observe my Sabbaths and have reverence for my sanctuary. I am the Lord.
“‘If you follow my decrees and are careful to obey my commands, I will send you rain in its season, and the ground will yield its crops and the trees their fruit.” Leviticus 26:2-4 NIV
- The Bible Project – What is the Sabbath in the Bible and Should Christians Observe it?
- The Gospel Coalition – Is the Sabbath Still Required for Christians?
- Tim Keller – Six Ways to Practice Sabbath
- How to Practice Sabbath (From a Beginner)
You can find the sermon on YouTube here.