Living 24/6 in a 24/7 World – Part 4 Conclusion

“LIVING 24/6 IN A 24/7 WORLD – Pt. IV – Conclusion”

REVIEW/INTRO: Living 24/7 is living life non-stop. God created us to function best living 24/6 – observing Sabbath.

  1. The Sabbath is the 4th Commandment (Ex. 20:1-2, 8-11).
  2. Jesus observed the spirit of the Sabbath (Mark 2:27-28).
  3. The early church observed the Sabbath (Acts 17:1-2; 18:4).
  4. We shouldn’t judge one another regarding sabbaths, and we should develop and follow our own convictions, with-out trying to push them off on others (Col. 2:16; Rom. 14).

HOW CAN WE PULL OFF 24/6 IN A 24/7 WORLD?

  1. Make Jesus the Lord of your Sabbath (Mark 2:28).
  2. Focus more on the spirit of the Sabbath than the letter of the law (Mk. 2:27; Matt. 12:9-14).
  3. The 3 “R’s” grid: Reverence (Lev. 23:3), Rest & Renewal.

SABBATH PREPARATION CONSIDERATIONS:

What things do you normally do on Sabbath that you could do another day, or not do all? Maintenance? Miscellaneous? Media? Socializing? Entertainment/Recreation?

I. WON’T I GET BORED?

  1. Perhaps if you’re boring and/or bored with God!
  2. Persevere and you may find God on the other side!

II. WHAT IF I CAN’T AFFORD THE TIME OFF?

  1. Can you afford not to take the time to sharpen the axe?
  2. True manna on the Sabbath doesn’t exist or rots (Ex. 16:16-30).
  3. Will you trust God for sufficient manna the other 6 days?

III. IS IT POSSIBLE TO LIVE 24/6 IN A 24/7 WORLD?

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IV. JESUS SABBATH STORIES.

  1. Picking grain to eat on the Sabbath (Mark 2:23-28).
  2. Jesus heals a woman with an infirmity (Luke 13:10-17).
  3. Jesus heals a crippled man (John 5:1-16).
  4. The hypocrisy of circumcising on the Sabbath (Jn. 7:19-24).

V. WORK AT REST (Heb. 4:1, 3, 4, 7, 9-11)!

CONCLUSION: Is God speaking to you about entering His rest – learning to live 24/6 in a 24/7 world (Matt. 11:28-29)?