“To Rest in God”
The 4th commandment is God’s call for God’s people, to remember what kind of covenant He has made with them, and remain in this covenant, looking forward to the day it is fulfilled.
Practicing Sabbath reminds them “I’m in this covenant.” Practicing Sabbath lets them taste what this covenant means in reality. Practicing Sabbath re-shape their lives aligning with the covenant.
For Lifenet groups and personal reflection
1. Think about problems in your life about the past, about the present and about the future. Through practicing the Sabbath, what does God remind his people of his covenant about the past, about the present and about the future?
2. Why could Israelites not enter the promise Land? (Heb 3:16-19) What does their unbelief mean? What is it like to observe the Sabbath without faith? Why must faith be involved in observing the Sabbath?
3. The ceremonial laws are the shadows of Christ. What do the priesthood, tabernacle and sacrifices teach about Christ? How dose Christ give you rest?
4. Some ideas about how you can practice the Sabbath are introduced. When and how will you have the Sabbath this week?
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We are an evangelical congregation emphasizing Bible centered and Spirit-empowered living. We hope to be a blessing to you.