Jan.18th 2014- Family on Mission-Overcoming Busyness

Is exhaustion a common fruit of your life?  Or do you have permission to rest? Do you live in “rhythms of rest?” In this message we explore the good news that Jesus gives us permission to say no to good things and live from a place of rest and abiding in Him.

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Family on Mission: Overcoming Busyness, pt.2

January 18th, 2014 by Kasey Crawford

Today’s Passages: Matthew 25:1-30, Genesis 1:26–2:2, Exodus 20:8-9, Mark 2:27, Luke 5:15-16, John 15:5


Our Mission: We are _____________ to be a family of followers of Jesus doing life together to see the Kingdom of Heaven transform earth.


One attribute of our culture that will significantly hold us back from the fullness of life with Jesus and his will for our church, unless we aware of it and choose an intentionally different direction, is _______________.


The Kingdom of God has different ________________ and values than the n0n-stop busyness mindset of our culture.


  1. God calls us to ____________ our time wisely, toward Kingdom fruit. Matthew 25:1-30

Our ______________ is an act of worship (of something)

  1. God created us to live in _____________ of rest so that everything we do in life has good fruit, out of the overflow of our soul at rest in Him.

Genesis 1:26–2:2

“We are created to work from rest, not rest from work”-Mike Breen


  1. God ________________ us to rest.

Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. Exodus 20:9

Sabbath is a rhythm that reveals who’s in ___________ of our life


  1. God gives us the _________ of rest.

Then he said to them, “The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath.   Mark 2:27

So how do you take a Sabbath?

“What do I want to do that makes me come __________ with God?”   and/or

“What is restful and _____________ for me physically and spiritually?


  1. God gives us ________________ to rest.

But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed. Luke 5:15–16

Jesus gives us permission to say no to ___________ things, to say yes to the best thing: living in step with what the __________ is presently doing.


  1. God created us to live in _______________ of rest.

I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit. John 15:5


How do we stay rooted in Jesus? ___________ rhythms.


Healthy rhythms ______________ good fruit.




Living as a Disciple in His Kingdom…

What are your daily rhythms to remain/rest with Jesus?


What are your weekly rhythms to remain/rest with Jesus?


What is God saying to you ?


What can you do about this in response?




Answers: learning, busyness, expectations, invest, calendar, rhythms, commands, charge, gift, alive, renewing, permission, good, Spirit, rhythms, healthy, produce

Kasey Crawford