Tyler Hanns

Sabbath

Tyler Hanns
Sabbath

Why is a day of rest important?

The Sabbath is a day blessed by God and set aside for rest and worship. One of the most important practices of Jesus was finding rest and making time for Sabbath. The human condition is prone to restlessness and our digital age and consumeristic culture only exacerbates the problem. We must model the restfulness of Jesus, which is more than just a day, but is a spirit we live by all week long.


Teachings

Before you begin the practices with your community, listen through these teachings to understand why Silence & Solitude is important and discover what they can do in your life.

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Rest For Your Soul

We begin one of the most important practices of Jesus with a big picture look at the restlessness of the human condition.

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Sabbath as Rhythm

God worked for six days, and then he rested on the sabbath. He built a rhythm into the fabric of creation.

 

Practice

Follow along with each part of this practice. We recommend you work through it with your community, a small group triad, a weekly meal with friends or neighbors, your roommates, whatever works. Get a group of people, set a time each week to share a meal, then talk and pray for about an hour. Transformation happens in community. 

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The Basics

The sabbath is an entire day set aside to stop working, stop wanting, stop worrying, and to simply rest in God’s presence.

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The Preparation Day

Sabbath takes preparation in order to be enjoyed fully. In the ancient near east, it was called the “Preparation Day.”

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Part Four

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Part Seven

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Recommended Reading

Follow along with the recommended reading as you practice Sabbath. We want to continually expand our minds and understanding of the way of Jesus. In our working theory of spiritual formation—how we change to become like Jesus—teaching plays a key role. It’s not the end, but it is the beginning. These books are a great place to start your journey. Here are some of our favorites.