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Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.

-Matthew 11:28-30

My hurry is often driven by a fear that I might not be , that I might , or that I might .

Summary of the 4th Commandment:

Every 7 days I must take one day off work to rest, .

Remember to observe the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. You have six days when you can do your work …but the seventh day of each week belongs to me, your God. No one is to work on that day--not you, your children, your servants, your animals, or the foreigners who live in your towns. For in six days the LORD made the heavens, the earth, the sea, and everything in them; but on the seventh day he rested. That is why the LORD blessed the Sabbath day and set it apart as holy.

-Exodus 20:8-11

The word Sabbath comes from the Hebrew word Shabbat and means to  all  and take a time of .

1. The Sabbath is something I’m to .

2. The Sabbath is a way that God wants to me.

By the seventh day God had finished his work of creation, so he rested from all his work. And God blessed the seventh day and declared it holy, because it was the day when he rested from all his work of creation.

-Genesis 2:2-3

Then God blessed the animals, saying, “Be fruitful and multiply. Let the fish fill the seas, and let the birds multiply on the earth.”

-Genesis 1:22

God blessed Adam and Eve telling them, “Be fruitful and multiply”.

-Genesis 1:28

3. There are for me observing the Sabbath.

To discuss during the week with your family or Life Group

1. How or in what ways are you tired and worn out? 

2. What scripture, thought or idea stood out to you in this message?

3. Why do you think God talks more about the Sabbath than any of the other 10 commandments?

4. How is Jesus the ultimate Sabbath?

5. What is your next step as a result of this message?