SABBATH – Part 2
Message by Josh Mutter – November 20, 2022
Big Idea: We need to discover the practice of Sabbath that works for us
When we practice Sabbath, we are following Jesus
He went to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, and on the Sabbath day he went into the synagogue, as was his custom. He stood up to read. Luke 4:16 NIV
Sabbath is a principle to apply, not a rule to conform to
One Sabbath Jesus was going through the grainfields, and as his disciples walked along, they began to pick some heads of grain. The Pharisees said to him, “Look, why are they doing what is unlawful on the Sabbath?” He answered, “Have you never read what David did when he and his companions were hungry and in need? In the days of Abiathar the high priest, he entered the house of God and ate the consecrated bread, which is lawful only for priests to eat. And he also gave some to his companions.” Then he said to them, “The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath.” Mark 2:23-27 NIV
Indignant because Jesus had healed on the Sabbath, the synagogue leader said to the people, “There are six days for work. So come and be healed on those days, not on the Sabbath.” The Lord answered him, “You hypocrites! Doesn’t each of you on the Sabbath untie your ox or donkey from the stall and lead it out to give it water? Then should not this woman … be set free on the Sabbath day from what bound her?” Luke 13:14-16 NIV
Our practice of Sabbath should be liberating, not restrictive
You are observing special days and months and seasons and years! I fear for you, that somehow I have wasted my efforts on you. Galatians 4:10-11 NIV
A Sabbath Framework
Daily – What can I do today to seek God’s perspective and enjoy his rest?Weekly – What day can I arrange differently so I can focus on activities that promote rest and rejuvenation?
A Sabbath Approach
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