“Remember the Sabbath and keep it holy.”
Sounds nice, but how do we find rest in a 24/7 world? Just as the Hebrews were slaves in Egypt, we have become slaves to technology. Our technological tools allow 24-hour productivity and connectivity, give us more control, and subtlety enslave us to busyness itself. Sabbath is about restraint, about intentionally not doing everything all the time just because we can. Setting aside a day of rest helps us reconnect with our Creator and find the peace of God that passes all understanding. The Sabbath is about letting go of the controls one day a week and letting God be God. So how do we do it?
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Matthew Sleeth, MD, a former emergency room physician and chief of the hospital medical staff, resigned from his position to teach, preach, and write about the biblical call to be good stewards of God’s creation. A highly sought after speaker, Dr. Sleeth has spoken at more than 1,000 churches, campuses, and events. He is the executive director of Blessed Earth and the author of several books and church curricula. Dr. Sleeth lives in Lexington, Kentucky, with his wife Nancy. They have two grown children, Clark, a physician preparing for a calling in medical missions, and Emma, an Asbury graduate and author.
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Sabbath Keeping easily falls into the rut of legalism or quickly becomes a license to take a day off and do whatever. In this Seedbed Short J. D. Walt steers Sabbath keeping away from these patterns and into a rich theological framework which resonates biblically and practically. Perhaps the most theological document in our lives are our calendars. In the end, it’s about time. Are you ready to move from managing time as a scarce reality to keeping time as an abundant gift? If so, this is for you.