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Jesus: Lord of the Sabbath

Updated: Jan 8, 2020

In last Sunday’s sermon, we saw Jesus confronting the religious leaders with a not-so-subtle jab at their false religion: they had missed the real meaning of Messiah. He was among them, and yet they failed to see Him. Their system simply couldn’t contain Jesus. He was everything they never expected.

You may say, "How did they miss Jesus when He was written into every Old Testament book and every prophet spoke of Him?" False religion does that. It confuses the message of God. Today, we, too, can miss Jesus. One of the areas in which we certainly tend to miss Jesus is the Sabbath. What is the Sabbath? (Exodus 20:8-11) Well, in this Sundays’ s message, we’re going to see Jesus confront yet another issue in the Jewish religion. Just like they missed Jesus’ place as their husband, the bridegroom who was coming to show them life in the kingdom, they missed His fulfillment of the Sabbath. Here’s a clue: Jesus did not come to describe or interpret the Sabbath. Jesus was the Sabbath!

We’ll learn more on Sunday what this means for us today. In the meantime, however, Jesus wants to be our true rest. Do you find your rest in Jesus? Listen to Jesus in Matthew 11:28: “ Come to Me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest!” Jesus is our rest. Let’s learn to rest in Him. 

Seeking rest in Jesus with you,

Pastor Briant



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