Blessed Rest
Lewis Center


Blessed Rest

October 24, 2021

Dean Fulks

The third and fourth commandments teach us that God rules, so we can rest.




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Rules without relationship always leads to rebellion

Ex. 20:7

“You shall not misuse the name of the Lord your God, for the Lord will not hold anyone guiltless who misuses his name…”

Ex. 3:13-14

Moses said to God, “Suppose I go to the Israelites and say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you,’ and they ask me, ‘What is his name?’ Then what shall I tell them?  God said to Moses, “I am who I am….

"I am" means you are not

Ex. 20:5b

I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God…

Every relationship has rules

Ex. 20:8-11

Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, 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. 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.

Luke 6:5

And he said to them, “The Son of Man is lord of the Sabbath.”

Because we can work anywhere, we work everywhere

Sabbath is an act of liberation 

Deut. 5:15

You shall remember that you were a slave in the land of Egypt, and the Lord your God brought you out from there with a mighty hand and an outstretched arm. Therefore the Lord your God commanded you to keep the Sabbath day.