Current Message Series: God's Rest
God’s Rest … Series of messages based on Hebrew 4:9 “There remains, then, a Sabbath-rest for the people of God”
Bible, the Word of God, tells us that God wants to give rest to his people. God commanded the people of Israel that they should observe the seventh day of every week as a day of Sabbath or rest because they were used to doing hard labor as slaves in Egypt. God’s statutes were given to them to celebrate a year of Jubilee every fiftieth year when all the slaves in Israel will be set free, and the land that was sold to another Israelite be returned to the original owner without any cost. God made provision even for the land to enjoy the rest every seventh year.
God makes provision for rest and restoration not only in the Old Testament times, but also for all who choose to follow Christ. Our Savior Lord Jesus Christ is calling everyone to “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest” (Matt 11:28). When he began his public ministry, he stood up in the synagogue and read from Isaiah 61:1-3, which says: “The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, and provide for those who grieve in Zion—to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair.”
God wants to restore all of us to find rest and comfort in Him. In the series titled “God’s Rest for His People” we explore in depth the meaning of being in harmony with God, with ourselves, and with others around us in the difficult circumstances of life we face every day. God’s anointing and power is available for each every one of us to overcome the challenges of life regardless of our circumstances. You may be facing broken-heartedness, and may be grieving about many losses you experienced in life. But our Savior wants to minister to our brokenness, grief, and bring joy and gladness into our life.