From Danny- Practicing Sabbath

This weekend, I am eager to begin a new five part series, Reset. Every now and then we need an opportunity to take a step back and see the big picture. We need the chance to reorient and reset view to what is most important. As we move into Fall, this is an excellent time to do just that. Over the course of five weeks, we will examine what a life rooted in the reality of God looks like. Paul, in his letter to the church at Ephesus, called this being rooted and grounded in the love of God.

When it seems like all else has failed, the instruction is always to reset or restart. Over the next five weeks, we will do just that. I hope you will invite someone to church with you over the course of this series. You can share more info with someone via our Facebook page, http://on.fb.me/1igSyOd

This Sunday, we are kicking off by taking a look at the concept of Sabbath. In our culture today, Sabbath is not an easily understood or widely practiced discipline. Our social reality is telling us to do more, whereas God is telling us to do less. Today, being busy has become a status symbol. The busier one is, the more important they seem to be. This runs counter to the rhythm in which God calls us to live. The Israelite people were used to constant work while enslaved by Pharaoh and as they gained their freedom and journeyed through the wilderness, the idea of Sabbath was difficult to grasp. When we become comfortable with Sabbath, it creates a unique trust in God and in God’s provision. We will wrestle with this trust on Sunday.

Finally, a big thank you to everyone who worked so hard to make our 55th Anniversary weekend a huge success. It was truly wonderful to celebrate a church that not only has a faithful past, but a great future ahead of it. If you missed Sharon Watkins’ sermon on Sunday, you can catch it on our website, http://bit.ly/1igTEJI

I look forward to seeing you on Sunday.

Grace and peace,

Danny

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