Reply All: How Can I Have Less Stress And More RestJuly 19, 2020
Psalm 127:2 NLT
It is useless for you to work so hard from early morning until late at night,
anxiously working for food to eat; for God gives rest to his loved ones.
Looking for Rest in all the Wrong Places:
- Rest is deeper than .
- Rest is more than .
- Rest is better than .
A Real Rest:
Matthew 11:28 The Message
“Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away
with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest.
Matthew 11:29-30 The Message
Walk with me and work with me— watch how I do it. Learn the unforced
rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep
company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.”
1. We rest in knowing our .
1 Thessalonians 4:13 NIV
Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those
who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who
have no hope.
1 Thessalonians 4:14 NIV For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God
will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him.
2. We rest by keeping the .
Exodus 20:8-10 NIV
Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labor, and
do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the Lord your God.
Hebrews 4:9-10 NIV
There remains, then, a Sabbath-rest for the people of God; for anyone who
enters God’s rest also rests from their works, just as God did from his.
3. We rest by walking in .
1 Thessalonians 5:23-28 The Message
May God himself, the God who makes everything holy and whole, make
you holy and whole, put you together – spirit, soul, and body – and keep you
fit for the coming of our Master, Jesus Christ.