Jesus-Centered Rest

51 min


God commands us to rest so we can experience true rest in Him and His Gospel. Yet most of us insist on grinding 7 days a week. What does our refusal to slow down reveal about our hearts? More importantly, what joy are opting out of when we sidestep God’s call to remember the Sabbath?

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The decision to embrace rest is a rebellion against the cultural addiction to accomplishment.

Sabbath | Part 2

God wanted sabbath to be a rhythm in life, but we've lost the balance between work and rest.

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We all strive to feel restful and at peace, but our idea of how to get there is totally off.

Sabbath | Part 4

When we decide to stop and rest, we're confronted with the reality of our feelings and humanity.


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About this Pastor & Church

Reach Church is a regional family of churches united by common mission, vision, and values. Each congregation is empowered to contextually engage their community with the Gospel, finding their unique place in God’s story of redemption in the Seattle region and beyond.

Located In: Kirkland, Washington

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