Tyler Hanns

Sabbath as Rhythm

Tyler Hanns
Sabbath as Rhythm

What is the rhythm?

In the Genesis story, God worked for six days, and then he rested on the sabbath. In doing so, he built a rhythm into the fabric of creation. But over the years, we’ve lost this dynamic interplay between work and rest, to our own peril. As H.H. Farmer said, “If you go against the grain of the universe you get splinters.” In this teaching, we begin to lay out a biblical theology of sabbath, noting six ideas: 1. The sabbath is built into the rhythm of creation, 2. Blessed, 3. Holy, 4. Not a day off, but a day for worship, 5. Both a command and a gift, and 6. A day we are to remember.