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, | 26 Mar 2021 | by GEM Spiritual Life


Practicing sabbath is a rhythm of rest in which we lay down our work and our worries to delight in God and celebrate His love. Sabbath has as its purpose rest, restoration, renewal as expressed in the commands for Sabbath, Sabbatical year, and Jubilee (Lev. 25)). It is an opportunity stop or cease and let God be God. In practicing sabbath we are following His example (Gen 2:2-3) and it is a way to practice living in the freedom we have in Christ. 


Biblical References: Exodus 20:8-11; Deut 5:12-15; Mark 2:27 

For more on Sabbath:  

Books: Embracing Rhythms of Work and Rest by Ruth Haley Barton and The Rest of God by Mark Buchanan

Articles: Sabbath Keeping–It’s OK to Start Small by Lynn Baab and Family Guide to the Sabbath Dinner by Victoria Beech

Videos: Sabbath by The Bible Project and  Is Sabbath a Different Way of Thinking?  with Mark Buchanan

Podcast: Renovare: Rich Villodas The Deeply Formed Life 

Retreat guides: Sabbath and Reclaiming Rest and Renewal