These last two weeks we have spent some time in our corporate worship gathering looking at the issue of the Sabbath. Our primary text has been Matthew 12:1-13 as we are still walking through our series in that Gospel.
At the end of Matthew 11, Jesus has called all who are weary and burdened to come to him and find rest for their soul. He says, “Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” This is immediately followed up with two stories of Jesus straightening out Sabbath misconceptions.
This past Sunday we watched this Bible Project video and I mentioned several books that I wanted to pass on to you. You will also get a few blog posts and a Spotify playlist. I hope you find them helpful, and if you have resources to share, feel free to write me.
- Emotionally Healthy Spirituality: by Pete Scazzero
- Subversive Sabbath: The Surprising Power of Rest in a Nonstop World by A.J. Swoboda
- The Rest of God: Restoring Your Soul by Restoring Sabbath by Mark Buchanan
- A Long Obedience in the Same Direction: Discipleship in an Instant Society by Eugene Peterson
- Reset by David Murray
Blog posts –
- Practicing the Sabbath – Matt Morgan (he has a series of posts on this theme and you can find the other links in this post)
- What Does it Mean to Practically Keep the Sabbath Holy? – DesiringGod.org
- This post by Monergism.org has a chapter of a book called Crazy Busy by Kevin DeYoung
- Keeping the Sabbath: Is it still relevant to Christians today? – The Bible Project
- Heidelberg 103: The Christian Sabbath – Heidelblog
- The Bible Project has a series on their podcast called 7th Day Rest – Sabbath that has 14 episodes.
- Here is a playlist from MattMo.org called Sabbath Rejoicing (you can find it here on Spotify).