Online Service Times 10:30am & 6:00pm
"168" Making Every Moment Count
At Rest - Mark 2:22-3:6
Making every moment count in our rest.
Rest is key to our lives in a world of overwork.
God exemplified rest after creation. (Genesis 1)
God commanded his people to rest. (Exodus 20)
"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 20:11
Aspects of the Sabbath
- Sign of relationship between God and his people.
- Reminder that God does all the work.
- Rest that results in refreshment.
- Holy - set apart for God.
The Gift we Need
The Sabbath is a gift given to man for his benefit not his burden.
"Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath." - Jesus
Lord of the Sabbath
True rest is found in Jesus.
We enter into rest by faith.
“Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28
Striving for Rest
The rest we need is found by diligently seeking Jesus who gives us rest.
"I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me." Galatians 2:20