Sabbath

Work Well to Rest Well

Growing up, my folks instilled in me a respect for Sunday, the Lord’s day; though not as extreme as some of my friends at church. Our morning usually consisted of Sunday school, church, and then the same fried chicken and … more »

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Work-Rest Balance

The Word of the Lord spells out the instructions for keeping the Sabbath rather plainly in Deuteronomy. No one is to do any work on that one day of the week. They are to rest from the daily work they … more »

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Rest: Making the Top Ten

 “Observe the Sabbath day by keeping it holy, as the Lord your God has commanded you. You have six days each week for your ordinary work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath day of rest dedicated to the Lord your God.”  — Deut. 5:12-14 (NLT) … more »

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Missio on the Sabbath: Eternity Every Sunday

“It was not man who implanted in himself what is infinite and the love of what is immortal: those lofty instincts are not the offspring of his capricious will; their steadfast foundation is fixed in human nature, and they exist … more »

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Missio on Jesus and the Sabbath: Rest and Reliance

The weeks are busy. I feel as though I am constantly rushing through work and running to the next event. I am always looking at the clock to determine how best to squeeze in another meeting, phone call or errand. … more »

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Missio on Rest: Turning off the 24/7 News Cycle for 24/1

As Christians, we are commanded to rest. Not suggested, but commanded – and it’s not something that God takes lightly. Instead, it is part of His basic instruction, enshrined in the Ten Commandments. The practice of this command takes different … more »

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Missio on Rest: The Domino Effect of the Sabbath

Growing up, I was always taught about the importance of the Sabbath and keeping it holy.  When I think of that, the only connection it had was how we would spend our Sabbath day – Sundays.  Every Sunday morning, my … more »

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Missio on Rest: Helping Our Youth Learn Sabbath

“I’ve got National Honor Society on Mondays, Soccer practice Tuesday through Thursday with occasional games on the weekends, and then Friday I am hanging out with friends from school. On Saturday I am working on college applications, and then Sunday … more »

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Missio on Rest: A Prescription for Rest

We live in a restless world—a world of idea generation, of progress, of movement, of working hard and of playing hard. Today we are the most medicated, indebted, and obese American adult cohort in recorded history. We have moved from … more »

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Missio on Rest: God is God (and We are Not)

I recently moved to the Washington, D.C. area and started work at a fast-growing tech startup. I am well aware that The District isn’t known for being a laid back city, but even still I am often surprised by the … more »

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