Sabbath | Various Passages

Series: Underrated Spiritual Disciplines

December 06, 2020
Pastor Joshua Lim

We tend to live very busy lives in a very busy world. And oftentimes, we even wear busyness as a badge of honor - the busier we are, the more important we feel. But busyness is usually not a time management issue, as much as it is a heart issue - our neglect to rest reveals the issues in our hearts. Thankfully, we can better tackle the heart issues of busyness by rightly engaging in the spiritual discipline of Sabbath. Put simply, Sabbath is a weekly rhythm of rest that helps us to be renewed in Christ and look forward to the eternal rest that is to come. May we rest well in Christ so that we can thrive well for His glory!

Episode Notes

  • The Problem of Busyness: Busyness can rob our joy.
  • The Problem of Busyness: Busyness can choke out our faith.
  • The Problem of Busyness: Busyness can make us believe that we're God.
  • Busyness is not primarily a time management issue, but it's a heart issue.
  • Sabbath is a weekly rhythm of rest that aims to renew our soul.
  • Mark 2:27
  • 1. The Sabbath is for finding deep rest in Christ.
  • Colossians 2:16-17
  • 2. The Sabbath serves as a reminder of our finite humanity.
  • 3. The Sabbath is an opportunity to exercise trust.
  • Exodus 16:29
  • 4. The Sabbath looks forward to entering into eternal rest.
  • Hebrews 4:9-10
  • Romans 14:5-6
  • A weekly sabbath is a pattern of Creation.
  • Genesis 2:1-3
  • A weekly sabbath was the pattern of the Early Church.
  • Acts 20:7
  • Block out that time
  • Work hard when it's time to work
  • Rest well in worship
  • Rest well in recreation
  • Seek to unplug

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