The Art of Rest: Part 2
Exodus 12:24-2824 “Obey these instructions as a lasting ordinance for you and your descendants.25 When you enter the land that the Lord will give you as he promised, observe this ceremony. 26 And when your children ask you, ‘What does this ceremony mean to you?’ 27 then tell them, ‘It is the Passover sacrifice to the Lord, who passed over the houses of the Israelites in Egypt and spared our homes when he struck down the Egyptians.’” Then the people bowed down and worshiped. 28 The Israelites did just what the Lord commanded Moses and Aaron.
Luke 22:18-2018 For I tell you I will not drink again from the fruit of the vine until the kingdom of God comes.” 19 And he took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me.” 20 In the same way, after the supper he took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you.
How does the freedom that Jesus provides add to your concept of rest?
What is the thing that you think about that you can’t turn off when you are trying to rest?
Part of getting rest is making the appropriate time to do so. Do a personal time audit, and then do a team audit. Where can you create space in your life personally and how are we as a team utilizing our time together?
Let’s hold each other accountable. When is a time when you will rest from your work for real? Name a time when you say, “I’m not doing that.” Also, don’t leave today until you have planned the next time you will remember what Jesus did for us by taking communion together as a group. Put it on the calendar.
Easy Discipleship Questions
How have you seen God working in your life in the last week; through successes, failures or disappointments?
What scriptures are you understanding, yet struggling to apply?
What are your plans for next week in the areas of prayer, bible study and sharing Christ’s love?