Chestnut Ridge Church
Balance–Part 1
Too much to do. Too little time. Too many choices. Too many expectations. Sometimes, it’s just too much. In today’s world, it seems like a badge of honor to be busy. But is it really God’s will that we constantly be under stress and deadlines? Is there a better way to navigate life? Throughout this series, we’ll explore biblical strategies for maintaining a healthy balance in our lives, and how to deal with life when it’s simply too much.
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  • Chestnut Ridge Church [CRC]
    2223 Cheat Rd, Morgantown, WV 26508, USA
    Sunday 9:00 AM

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Balance [Part 1]—Tim Haring

Problem: Our life is out of balance.
Solution: Set aside a Sabbath day.
Three compelling reasons for observing a Sabbath day:
1. To follow the example of our Creator
Three compelling reasons for observing a Sabbath day:
2. To remember there is more to life than work
A more contemporary was to say this is that we want to observe the Sabbath to remember there is more to life than work.
Pastor and author Pete Scazzero noted that lives go something like this:
Work, work, work, work, vacation

A more balanced approach would be:
Work, Sabbath, work, Sabbath, work, Sabbath
Three compelling reasons for observing a Sabbath day:
3. To exercise trust in God who provides
Compelling reasons for observing a Sabbath day:
1. To follow the example of our Creator
2. To remember there is more to life than work
3. To exercise trust in God who provides
Pete Scazzero, with Emotionally Healthy Spirituality writes that there are four elements that should be included in the Sabbath:
• Stop
• Rest
• Delight
• Contemplate
The Sabbath is about setting apart one day for rest, reflection and reverence.

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