Episode 053 – The Sabbath Pt 5: Clean The Glasses

Despite God’s pleas and instructions for His people to observe the Sabbath, they struggled to do so. Sure, they “observed” the Sabbath, but they did so in a way that completely missed the point. They were distracted by the things of life and were completely unaware of how blurry their vision had become. Subsequently, their destructive habits went unchecked. The same happens to us as well when we fail to take a break. It’s in the break where we gain perspective. But in order to see what we need to see, we need to be really intentional about what we do. And that’s what this teaching helps us to unpack.

Discussion Questions

  • What was your biggest takeaway from the teaching?
  • Are there any “commodities” in your life that are negatively affecting your relationship with God?
  • Has there been a time when you could see your other relationships being affected by not observing the Sabbath the way God intended?
  • What are some possible “smudges” on your glasses that having a Sabbath could help you recognize?
  • Would you be willing to give up your phone for an entire day to observe a Sabbath? If not, what is keeping you from doing so? Are there any false desires at play?
  • How can you begin walking out the truths of this teaching this week?

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  1. Emanuel Yoder February 12, 2019 at 4:46 am - Reply

    Great teaching Brad. My takeaway and deep challenge is putting the devices away on the Lords day. I can totally relate to the struggle you gave of suddenly coming to the realization of spending way more time then what was originally intended. I find myself going through these cycles of doing well, and then not so well. The struggle is real. 😉 Great teaching series, I’m enjoying it.

    • Brad Gray February 13, 2019 at 10:45 am - Reply

      Thrilled you’re enjoying the series, Emanuel!

  2. Glenn Kunkel February 14, 2019 at 5:01 am - Reply

    I loved the foggy glasses anogy.
    Really enjoying the teachings
    Thanks Brad

    • Brad Gray February 18, 2019 at 4:07 pm - Reply

      Thrilled to hear, Glenn. It’s been fun to do!

  3. Crystal Lorenzo June 25, 2019 at 6:01 pm - Reply

    I have to constantly clean my son’s glasses and wonder how he functions. But I neglect my own. Thank you Brad, this lesson will be Walked out weekly in my home.

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