Chestnut Ridge Church
Make It a Habit—Part 2
As a new year begins, we view it as the perfect opportunity to implement new habits in our lives. We make resolutions related to health, relationships, and finances to better ourselves. But what would happen if we focused on our spiritual health first? This series will place an emphasis on the important habits we need to embrace that will help us stay grounded, find hope and comfort, and grow spiritually. Make it a Habit will help us discover refreshing ways to experience life in a more positive way.
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  • Chestnut Ridge Church [CRC]
    2223 Cheat Rd, Morgantown, WV 26508, USA
    Sunday 9:00 AM, Sunday 11:00 AM

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Today's Music
Glorious Day, O What a Miracle, Living Hope, Lean Back
Make It a Habit—Part 2
[Josh Rhodes]
Problem | We are overworked and exhausted; we don’t stop and rest.
Solution | The Sabbath is God’s weekly gift of rest, relationships, and refreshment. Set aside a day of rest each week.
“The word for ‘refreshed,’ literally means, and God exhaled. The creation of the world was like the life-quickening inhale; the Sabbath is the exhale…without the Sabbath exhale, the life-giving inhale is impossible”
–Wayne Mueller, Sabbath: Finding Rest, Renewal, and Delight in Our Busy Lives, 36
"And so we are given a commandment: Remember the Sabbath. Rest is an essential enzyme of life, as necessary as air. Without rest, we cannot sustain the energy needed to have life. We refuse to rest at our peril – and yet in a world where overwork is seen as a professional virtue, many of us feel we can legitimately be stopped only by physical illness or collapse”
–Wayne Muller, Finding Rest, Renewal, and Delight in Our Busy Lives
• Nehemiah 13:17-18
• Isaiah 56:2
• Isaiah 58:13-14
• Jeremiah 17
• Ezekial 20:12-13
"...the Sabbath was instituted (by God) for mankind’s benefit and refreshment, not that people were made to keep burdensome regulations pertaining to it."
–Grassmick, J. D. The Bible Knowledge Commentary
Today's Takeaway | Sabbath is God’s weekly gift of rest, refreshment, and relationships
"Biblical Sabbath is a 24-hour block of time in which we stop work, enjoy rest, practice delight, and contemplate God. The traditional Jewish Sabbath begins at sundown on Friday and ends at sundown Saturday. In most Christian traditions, Sabbath has been observed on Sunday. The apostle Paul considered one day for Sabbath as good as another (Romans 14). So the particular day of the week doesn’t matter. What matters is to set aside a 24-hour period and protect it."

–Pete Scazzero, The Emotionally Healthy Leader
"God did not intend for life to be all effort, so he punctuated each week with 24 hours of Sabbath rest, during which people could remember what life is about and who it is for.”
–Adele Calhoun, Spiritual Disciplines Handbook

Discussion Questions

Ready to take a next step in your personal or group study time? Follow the link below for printable discussion questions about today's message. You'll also find links to this Sunday's audio, video and weekend program.

http://www.chestnutridgechurch.com/MakeItAHabitPart2

The Ridge Weekly

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Weekly Devotional

Get More From the Message | Each week, a new devotional will be available on Tuesday and Thursday. These devotionals are based on the previous Sunday's message, and aim to take the message further and help you dive deeper into the topic. You can find the devotionals at the link, or sign up to receive weekly emails.

https://www.chestnutridgechurch.com/devotional/

Miss a weekend?

You can watch or listen to past messages online!

http://www.chestnutridgechurch.com/messages/