July 13, 2014 Sermon Notes
Life Guards | Embrace The Sabbath
1. Stop working for a day in order to show your dependence upon God.
Reminder: God is in charge of my work.
Danger: work occupies my entire life and thus becomes my identity.
It can be costly – this is where obedience and faith meet.
2. Stop working for a day in order to create space for renewal.
Reminder: God is in charge of my calendar.
Abuse: no rest or no rhythm to be renewed.
Many of us are less busy than we think, but life feels overwhelming because our days and weeks and years have no rhythm… We have no routine, no order to our days… We’re not actually in danger of working too hard. We simply work at things in the wrong proportion. – Kevin DeYoung, Crazy Busy
3. Stop working for a day in order to set aside time to hear from God, to worship God, to love others.
Reminder: God desires to deepen my relationship with Him and to serve others regularly.
Abuse: legalism in worship or liberty in rest.
For the legalist, “we do not base our standing before God on what we do on Sunday.”– Philip Ryken
For the libertine, no desire to gather for worship and growth is an indication of a heart that is spiritually sick and in need of God’s grace.