Jan 25, 2015 “The Grace of Weekly Rest” is part 2 in the series on Busyness.

Somehow a 24/7 work life has become a badge of honor in our society. In older societies, it was a badge of slavery. How is it that the slave’s life is now a honored life? How do we get out of this mess? How do we get the still deeper soul rest, of which a Sabbath rest day is but a taste and token?

Key Quotes:
Ray Ortlund, Jr. “The Sabbath is God’s appointed release for us from our self-worshiping addiction to work and productivity and efficiency and organization and busyness…. If we kept the Sabbath – it’s inconvenient, but the important things in life usually are – if we kept the Sabbath, one day in seven, fifty-two weeks a year, we’d automatically add seven and a half weeks of vacation to our year.” (Isaiah: God Saves Sinners, p. 391, 392)

Eric Liddell to his sister Jenny on his plan to run in the Olympics and then go on the mission field to China: “I believe that God made me for a purpose, for China. But He also made me fast. And when I run, I feel His pleasure. To give it up would be to hold Him in contempt.” (movie Chariots of Fire, 1981)

The Grace of Weekly Rest

January 25, 2015
Pastor Chuck Jacob
Mark 2:23-3:6