SERMON NOTES (click arrow to the right to open)
The Sabbath is not only for us, a gift to be enjoyed only for ourselves and as we neglect the needs of others. When Jesus says The Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath, he is telling us to watch how He uses the Sabbath for something greater, something more.
1. After God created the heavens and earth and everything in them, He rested. God made two statements about the Sabbath. It’s Holy—separate, set apart, and different. It’s Blessed—deserving of special attention.
2. Sabbath is time to rest and remember that there is a Creator who started it all. By stopping we are acknowledging that God’s ultimately in control and that we can trust Him with our little part of the world.
3. Sabbath allows us to enjoy the work we’ve done, appreciate our part, our contribution in this grand work of God. It reminds us to thank the God who grants us strength and ability to work. It puts a healthy boundary between us and our work.