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Sabbath Rest, An Indivisible Part of Creation

By the seventh day God finished what he had been doing and stopped working. He blessed the seventh day and set it apart as a special day, because by that day he had completed his creation and stopped working. Genesis … Continue reading

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The Sabbath As A Spiritual Discipline

But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. Matthew 6:33 ESV The act of keeping the Sabbath, of following the Fourth Commandment, is a fast, not so much from … Continue reading

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A Purpose And A Promise

On this Sabbath, two Truths to reflect upon: We are placed here for a purpose, The Great Commission: “And you shall be witnesses unto me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and Samaria, and even to the uttermost ends of … Continue reading

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Come, Let Us Go Up To The House Of The Lord

Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob, that he may teach us his ways and that we may walk in his paths. Isaiah 2:3 ESV Come with a … Continue reading

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A Parable On Rest

Once upon a time there were two lumberjacks who competed to see who could cut down the most trees.  The first lumberjack, an older man, was known to be the most skilled and productive woodcutter in the area.   The second … Continue reading

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Sabbath Rest

Sabbath is typically thought of as a day of rest, but it should not be absent of purpose.   As we move away from temporal things, we ought to be intentionally moving toward something. A Christian Sabbath celebrates that works don’t … Continue reading

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Why Our Christian House Celebrates Shabbat (Sabbath)

“Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, But the seventh day is a Sabbath to the Lord your God; in it you shall not do any work.” (Exodus 20:8-11). … Continue reading

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Obedience, The Sabbath Version

God is not interested in your offerings or superficial piousness. He is interested in your obedience. That includes observing the Sabbath (Shabbat). We are commanded not only to remember the Sabbath but to keep it holy (Exodus 20:8). Shabbat is … Continue reading

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It’s Friday

Shabbat Shalom. In the Judeo-Christian belief, the fourth commandment (in the original telling at Exodus 20:8) reads: Remember the Sabbath day, and keep it holy. (NRSV) Or in the retelling at Deutronomy 5:12-14: Observe the Sabbath day by keeping it … Continue reading

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