It's a New Year! This is often a time when new resolutions are made, old habits are under renovation, new habits are under construction, and hope for a better way is renewed. I'm a firm believer in resolutions. Nothing new and little good takes place without some resolve. Yet, new resolutions are often undermined by the simple realities and responsibilities of life. It certainly is hard to form new patterns on top of old, or in addition to an already full life. So, we thought it may be a good thing to start this new year with a series devoted, not so much to adding new things, as to learning how to make space for the things that God has already placed in our lives. With that in mind, we are embarking on a series entitle: The Seventh Day. The series will examine the Old Testament command to observe the Sabbath and will wrestle with questions like: "Is this command still binding on God's people? If not, is there still something we can learn? Principles to apply? What does it mean that Jesus is 'Lord of the Sabbath?' Is Sunday the New Testament equivalent of the Jewish Sabbath? What part does rest play in the formation of our identity and the worship of our God?" If you have ever felt tired, harassed. Over-worked, over stressed, or simply out of alignment, this series may be quite fruitful for you.
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