02 Sep Labor Day & Sabbath, 9/01/2019
Pastor Pete Hartwig
TITLE: Labor Day / Sabbath Rest
LABOR DAY! – HISTORY
Jesus Is Lord of the Sabbath
SLIDE: Mark 2:23-27
23 One Sabbath Jesus was going through the grainfields, and as his disciples walked along, they began to pick some heads of grain. 24 The Pharisees said to him, “Look, why are they doing what is unlawful on the Sabbath?”
25 He answered, “Have you never read what David did when he and his companions were hungry and in need? 26 In the days of Abiathar the high priest, he entered the house of God and ate the consecrated bread, which is lawful only for priests to eat. And he also gave some to his companions.”
27 Then he said to them, “The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath. 28 So the Son of Man is Lord even of the Sabbath.”
10 Commandments – a good thing?
Exodus 20 The Ten Commandments
430 Years Slaves to Egypt – a people
20 And God spoke all these words:
2 “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery.
I am the God sets you free – slavery
3 “You shall have no other gods before me.
4 “You shall not make for yourself an image in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below.
7 “You shall not misuse the name of the Lord your God, for the Lord will not hold anyone guiltless who misuses his name.
8 “Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. 9 Six days you shall labor and do all your work, 10 but the seventh day is a sabbath to the Lord your God. On it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your male or female servant, nor your animals, nor any foreigner residing in your towns. 11 For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but he rested on the seventh day. Therefore the Lord “blessed the Sabbath day” and made it holy.
12 “Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you.
13 “You shall not murder.
14 “You shall not commit adultery.
15 “You shall not steal.
16 “You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor.
17 “You shall not covet your neighbor’s house. You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his male or female servant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.”
The least applicable
4th– The Sabbath one day for God
4thSabbath MOST IMPORTANT –
39 forbidden tasks – harvesting – reaping –
¼ mile “sabbath walk” – TAPE ON POWER LINES
Traditions of men!
Teachings of the Elders
No laws about Sabbath! NONE!
SABBATH REST? REALLY?
God completed His task – NOT ME!
God needed rest? 8thDay?
SABBATH REST “me?” – 4 – 10 Commandments
Charlottesville (spirit of) – Forces you to be X
Athletic – Or LOVE sports! UVA – DUKE
The Alabama (Crimson Tide) – “pounded Duke” 42-3 “Crushed”
Educated – college degree – RIGHT college
AMERICAN DREAM – retirement
I CAN’T do that!
College – Med school
Newly married – physical, emotionally, spiritually
Young couple w/ a child
Middle school kids, High school kids, COLLEGE KIDS
Grand Kids –
Genesis 2:31 – It was the 6thday – God rested “Sabbath-ed”
JESUS – synagogue on the sabbath
Serving on the sabbath – others can worship!
Sabbath = to CEASE!!!!
6 days – now CEASE those
The BLUE LAWS – consumerism vs sabbath
YOU WILL REST! –
it is called exhaustion – it is caused a crash
God blesses 3 things
-animals things, Human beings, He blesses a day!
I REALLT DON’T BELIEVE THAT GOD PROVIDES
SLIDE: FEET TO YOUR FAITH
KEEP God First! – The sabbath
It is not “ME TIME” –
SABBATH IS FOR “MAN” – Jesus
When you finally STOP!
- You might have to deal with yourself
- The accuser might show up
WHAT IF I DON’T GET
CEO – Right college –
Spouse, parents, workaholism
IDENTITY – is Christ
- Learn how to sit before the Lord
- I Trust God – worship
- Jesus is Lord – not American dream – CEASE!
- I need to refocus
- I need rest
THE CENTER OF THIS DAY IS A TIME ALONE WITH GOD.
light candles – turn off electronics
Reading of bible
Love making on the sabbath
Walking – although limited
Physical rest – nap
Time with family and friends
Condition of the heart
Trusting God at a HUGE level