Christ Community Downtown
Genesis - March 31 | Downtown
God Rested - 9:00 & 10:45am
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  • Christ Community - Downtown Campus
    1708 Baltimore Ave, Kansas City, MO 64108, United States
    Saturday 3:00 AM
Title: God Rested
Scripture: Genesis 2:1-4
Speaker: Gabe Coyle, GabeC@ChristCommunityKC.org
Workism is “the belief that work is not only necessary to economic production, but also the centerpiece of one’s identity and life’s purpose; and the belief that any policy to promote human welfare must always encourage more work” - "Workism is Making Americans Miserable", The Atlantic
...the piece of information that everyone knew in the ancient world and to which most modern readers are totally oblivious: [is that] Deity rests in a temple, and only in a temple. This is what temples were built for. We might even say that this is what a temple is-a place for divine rest.
- John Walton, The Lost World of Genesis One
>> Your rest is a life-giving word.
>> Your rest tells a better word of who God is.
>> Your rest tells a better word of who we are.
>> Your rest tells others they can rest too.
“Perhaps that is why the Sabbath is commanded, not suggested, for nothing less than a command has the power to intervene in the vicious, accelerating, self-perpetuating cycle of faithless and graceless busyness...”
- Eugene Peterson
>> Get back to the basics of Sabbath:
A day.
Be still.
Cease from work.
Delight in Him & His world.
>> Sabbath “is an island of get-to in a sea of have-to.” - Richard Foster, Celebration of Discipline

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