Winter Survival Guide: “God Gives Us Rest”

Passage: Exodus 20:8-11; Deuteronomy 5:12-15 Guide for Group Discussion or Personal Reflection Sermon Summary Sermon Summary: To flourish this winter, Christians would benefit from practicing the Sabbath. God gave Israel the Sabbath commandment (Fourth Commandment), after he rescued them from slavery in Egypt, and, like all of his commands, it was meant to establish Israel…

Answering God: “The Lord Is Our Essential Rest”

Passage: Psalm 42 Guide for Group Discussion or Personal Reflection Sermon Summary Psalm 42 describes the experiences of a person who knows that God is essential to life. Written during a period of exile, the psalmist longs to be home in Israel, gathering together with others in worship, and experiencing the full vibrancy of his…

Rest for the Weary Soul – Music Playlist

Many of us are experiencing that stay-at-home life is not as restful as we first thought it might be. Some are balancing working from home, homeschooling, and mounting housekeeping tasks. Others are less “busy” but still anxious and unsettled in their hearts. Our Director of Worship Ministries, Brittany Casey, compiled this Spotify playlist of songs…

The Gospel Works on Rest

Today’s post is part of a series to help us take what we learn on Sunday into the rest of the week. These posts summarize the main points from the week’s sermon and include questions for continued reflection and prayer. The posts in this series are written by members of our church’s Adult Christian Formation…

Stop Stressing Over Circumstances

As we near the end of the school year, many graduates are looking for jobs, applying for schools, and worrying about what comes next. But God desires rest for our souls, not anxiety induced by transition. Take a look at this article from Relevant Magazine: God Wants You to Stop Stressing Over Your Circumstances.

Why Am I So Busy?

We often feel too busy, but sometimes we don’t even know why! As we continue to reflect on themes of image, work, and rest in Genesis, check out this article by Tim Chester, a pastor and author in England.

Sabbath Rest

Thus the heavens and the earth were completed in all their vast array. By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work. And God blessed the seventh day and made it holy because on it he rested from all the work…


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