Message Follow-Up - January 3, 2021
As the year of 2020 has concluded, our desire for meaningful whole-person rest has not. We all long for a life without pain, grief, sorrow, weariness, and fatigue but often don't realize that such a life is precisely what Jesus promises us. The joy of the Christian is to experience tastes of eternity including that future Sabbath rest that is made available to us. We know that rest from toiling looks like sleep for our body but what about rest for our souls? Is that something that Christ can provide for us even today? It most certainly is, because he is the Lord of true Sabbath rest.
The Sermon Text
One Sabbath, when he went to dine at the house of a ruler of the Pharisees, they were watching him carefully. And behold, there was a man before him who had dropsy. And Jesus responded to the lawyers and Pharisees, saying, “Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath, or not?” But they remained silent. Then he took him and healed him and sent him away. And he said to them, “Which of you, having a son or an ox that has fallen into a well on a Sabbath day, will not immediately pull him out?” And they could not reply to these things. (Luke 14:1-6)
The Main Point of the Sermon
As the Lord of the Sabbath, Jesus graciously lets those who believe in him taste the true physical and spiritual rest which he will one day give to them in full measure for eternity.
New Song from this Morning
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