Sundays looked different years ago. They were the days people went to church, got together with family or friends, and kicked back and relaxed. But as time went on, Sundays started looking like every other day. They became days to catch up on work or to shop. It became business as usual.
Author Lynne Baab shares how her family observes the Sabbath. Having lived in Israel, her family practiced a day of rest and worship as the Israelis do. When her family moved back to the States, they made the decision to continue treating the day as one set apart; a day of replenishment. All of us need rest. This study will ask: Whose idea was it in the first place that we should rest? What does slowing down look like? What challenges will we face?
Table of Contents
SCRIPTURE: Genesis 2:1–3; 1 Kings 19:3–8; Psalm 23:1–4; 131:2; Luke 5:15–16
• Identify the Current Issue
• Discover the Eternal Principles
—Teaching point one: Rest is God's idea.
—Teaching point two: Our bodies need to slow down.
—Teaching point three: Finding rest is a challenge, but it's worth the effort.
—Teaching point four: Our day of rest has to be guarded.
• Apply Your Findings
• Additional Resources
ARTICLE FROM TODAY'S CHRISTIAN WOMAN
• The Gift of Rest, by by Lynne M. Baab (September/October 2005, 4 printed pages)
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