The Sabbath Command-November 13th, 2011 Book of Mark Wk7

Continuing our series in the book of Mark, we discuss the importance and value of the Sabbath and how it was made for man, not the other way around.

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The Gospel of Mark: The Gift and Command of Sabbath

November 13th, 2011  by Kasey Crawford

Today’s Passage: Mark 2:23-27

Review…(Mark 1:1-3:6)

A framework for understanding Mark: The book of Mark puts on display how Jesus brings more of heaven to earth and invites his followers to experience the same as they learn a new (kingdom) way of life from the Master and respond with regular repentance and belief in His good news.

The disciple carries with them two questions at every moment of every day: “What is God saying to me?” (repent) and “What am I going to do about it?” (believe); so that little by little every day we turn away from our old life and grab hold of more of heaven on earth now.

New (Mark 2:23-27)

The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath. So the Son of Man is lord even of the Sabbath.  –Jesus    Mark 2:27

The Sabbath is a _________ to you from God.

While Sabbath is a gift, it’s also a ______________.

It’s a gift for your ________and a command to check your ___________.

The Sabbath is trying to free us from that vicious cycle of ____________ that is _________ to our spiritual health.

“In returning and rest you shall be saved; in quietness and in trust shall be your strength.”   Isaiah 30:15

So what exactly is the Sabbath?

(Based on Exodus 20:8-11) The Sabbath is:

Holy, which means _____ ________ for God.

And its purpose is _________.

With? _____________________________________________

The Sabbath is the gift from God to take one day each week with your family and enjoy an extended time of _______ ________ with God.

So what do you do on a Sabbath?    From _________ time to _______ time you enjoy the goodness of God in your life.

By Pray time I mean… a more _____________ kind of activity that directly helps you relationally experience God, hear from God, be challenged by God in _________ way.

By Play time I mean… a playful ___________ that is simply done with  the _______________ that God can be in all good things.

The Sabbath is a gift for your good and a command to check your priorities as your:

source of ____________

source of ____________

source of ____________

source of ____________

Jesus did not live in a ___________, he lived out of Sabbath _________.

Through Jesus’ Sabbath ____________, God was his source in all things.

Going deeper with God this week….

Is Jesus truly the Lord of your Sabbath?

Make a plan this week for a day of Sabbath rest and refreshing!