Jun 16 2010

On the Seventh Day...Lisa Camp sermon

Lisa had a great time speaking to 3rd & 4th graders at a church camp last night!  She was given the topic of sharing on days 4-7 on Creation and thanks to K-LOVE listener Stephanie (a lawyer from Indianapolis), she had these amazing thoughts and insight into the 7th day of Creation.  See her notes below (and thanks Stephanie!)

 

  • The Seventh Day

o   Well, we’re going to talk about the Sabbath today, and the Sabbath is the day that God rested after he created the heavens and the earth and everything in them. 

o   Would you be tired if you created the whole universe in seven days? Did you know that God never gets tired?  He never needs a rest!  But He rested anyway, because He wanted to show us that He knows what we need.  We need a rest sometimes because we’re just human beings.

o   Here’s what the bible says, in Genesis 2:1-3: 

 

So the creation of the heavens and the earth and everything in them was completed. On the seventh day God had finished his work of creation, so he rested from all his work. And God blessed the seventh day and declared it holy, because it was the day when he rested from all his work of creation. (NLT)

 

o   What else did God do on the seventh day besides rest?  (He blessed it and declared it holy)  What does holy mean?

o   So the Sabbath is not just a regular rest, it’s a special rest that God made holy by blessing it. 

 

  • God’s Rest for Us

o   In the book of Hebrews, God tells us more about his special, holy rest, and I’m going to read some of that to you now, from Hebrews 4:1-3 and 6-7: 

 

God's promise of entering his rest still stands, so we ought to tremble with fear that some of you might fail to experience it. For this good news—that God has prepared this rest—has been announced to us just as it was to them. But it did them no good because they didn't share the faith of those who listened to God. For only we who believe can enter his rest. So God's rest is there for people to enter, but those who first heard this good news failed to enter because they disobeyed God. So God set another time for entering his rest, and that time is today. (NLT) (emphasis added)

 

o   This is kind of a hard question, but what do you think God is telling us we need to do to have his special rest? (accept Jesus into our hearts, have the Holy Spirit)

o   When can we have his special rest when Jesus is in our hearts?  (right now!!!!  all the time!!!) 

  • Wrap up
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    • We aren’t like God at all, we’re just human beings.  This means we need to rest and obey God so we can do the work he has for us while we’re here on the earth.  We need to have “regular” rest for our bodies and our minds, like when it’s summer and we just have fun swimming and playing outside, and we also need to have the special, holy rest that God tells us about in the bible.  So I’m going to say our closing prayer now, and while I’m doing that, I want you to think to yourself about what things you can do to have that special rest with God. 

Comments (6) -

6/16/2010 4:07:07 AM
Pastor George United States
Pastor George
God Bless You all caught the tail end of the conversation but loved the sabbath statements and oh BTW A phlebotomist is a person who works with blood usually drawing blood some work in centers where they take the plasma out of your blood just thought you would like to know

But the bible says to remember the sabbath and keep it holy and yes because jesus took our Sin Then he became the sabbath we should worship! God Bless Klove
6/16/2010 6:13:22 AM
Rita Camden United States
Rita Camden
I think the worst thing about this disaster is the helplessness.  I work for a disaster relief organization.  We are used to collecting funds for disasters and going in to help rebuild.  We can't do that for this disaster.  ALL we can do is pray.
6/16/2010 7:18:25 AM
Corrine United States
Corrine
This so spoke to my soul yesterday in the car on my way to work. Its not easy driving with tears running down your face. Its so important to remember Jesus want us to need him and run to him when life gets tough. For myself I have been dealing with so much, my daughter has just been diagnosed with Bi-polar disorder and her whole world has changed. Its been a nightmare in our home and I am worn out and tired of dealing with all the situations that have caused us to look into mental disorders. We are now working on rebuilding our lives. I need to have the Lord's rest and my soul needs that so much. Enough of me and now it time to trust God for the solutions and the healing.
Thanks for sharing and thanks to Stephanie for sharing this wonderful truth.
6/16/2010 9:58:02 AM
richard cook United States
richard cook
isaiah 45:18 really tells the story. our earth was here a long time before adam. in beginning it was really created to be inhabited. man our GOD is great.
6/30/2010 10:09:16 PM
Kelly United States
Kelly
I think the point was missed about the Sabbath. The rest Jesus instituted at creation, since He was the creator, could not have been changed to mean our rest is now in Him. We NEED to accept Jesus and the Holy Spirit, but the Sabbath rest was blessed and sanctified. Most, these days do not keep the true 7th day Sabbath, but have switched it to the 1st day of the week Sunday. Since God knows all, He knew people would say the exact day of rest doesn't matter, so He said in the 4th comandment "remember" the Sabbath. It is the only commandment that starts with "remember." It seems to be the only commandment anyone seems to have a problem with. Every religion (including eastern religions) can keep all of the other 9 commandments but no one seems to want to "remember" the one commandment God commanded us to remember. Wild how He knew we would forget;~)
7/3/2010 6:14:18 AM
Mental Health Romania
Mental Health
, its springiness Smileterm now!! or I missed something!, Good to see more people writing about spiritual growth.
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