Sabbath as a gift.

Series: The Gospel of Luke: Settled in Spirit | Week 7: A Rhythm of Rest

Read Mark 2:27 

1. What does Jesus tell the Pharisees that should have flipped their idea of Sabbath on its head?
2. What needs do you think Sabbath was made to meet in you?
3. Is Jesus telling the Pharisees they no longer need to obey the law/commandments?

1. To rest is to be satisfied. God knew when He created us that in order to live our best lives, we would need rest for the purpose of spiritual restoration. Thank Him for creating an entire day so that you could experience rest and satisfaction in Him!
2. Because Jesus came as a fulfillment of the law, we don’t have to observe Sabbath. But ask yourself if observing a Sabbath would help you with the only commands Jesus gave us—to love God and love others. If it would, ask God to help you start!

For Further Reading: Sabbath as a Sermon for the Ambitious

For Parents with Kids at Home

What rhythms have you accidentally slipped into as a family over the last six months? Today, pay special attention to the ordinary rhythms you’ve created as a family, intentionally or unintentionally, and ask God to help you reorder your family’s rhythms to reflect your satisfaction in Him.

The Gospel of Luke: Settled in Spirit