Message Title: Rest
Series: Following Jesus into the Summer
Mark 6:30-31; Matthew 11:28; Exodus 20:8-11
- You resting is a big deal to God. (Exodus 20:8-11)
- In the Bible, rest is not a suggestion, but a command with a blessing. (Exodus 20:8-11; Isaiah 58:13-14)
To God, what does “sabbath” rest involve?
- Sabbath is physical.
- Sabbath is
- Jesus is our rest.
Tips on how to approach a day of rest:
- Greet God in the morning. (Psalm 5:3; Lamentations 3:22-23)
- Seek a spirit of thankfulness. (Philippians 4:6, 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18)
- Come to church. (Hebrews 10:25)
- Be still. (Psalm 46:10; 37:7)
- Focus your thoughts. (Colossians 3:1-2; Revelation 4:1-6)
Follow-up Questions from Sunday’s Message:
Looking back at your notes from this week’s teaching, was there anything you heard for the first time or that caught your attention, challenged, or confused you?
- Read Exodus 20:8-11; Isaiah 58:13-14. What captures your attention as you read these verses? What do you think God is trying to say to us about the importance and benefits of taking a day of rest?
- What things distract you from making Sunday a day for you and Jesus to connect? How have you experienced Sunday being honorable and a delight to you?
- Read Mark 6:30-31; Matthew 11:28-29. How do these verses describe the heart of Jesus to you? When was the last time you experienced Jesus giving you rest?
- Read Colossians 3:1-2; Revelation 4:1-6. The Scriptures tell us that we need to keep our mind on things above where Jesus is. When you realize what the throne of Jesus looks like and picture yourself standing there in His presence…. how does it make you feel? What happens to your stresses and problems? How should this scene give us courage and strength to press on in the fight of life?
Taking it Home:
What is one thing you can apply to your life from this message and how can this group remember you in prayer this week?