Episode 055 – The Sabbath Pt 7: Getting Super Practical

So what does it look to observe the Sabbath in our world today? This a question my family and I have been joyfully wrestling with for about fourteen years now. And in this episode, I walk you through what we’ve learned and what the Sabbath looks like for us. The purpose isn’t to imply that we’ve got it all figured out, but to provide you with practical ideas and suggestions on how to make the Sabbath a central feature in your life. Furthermore, I briefly tackle two passages we haven’t tackled yet, and they’re passages that I believe will utterly fascinate you.

Discussion Questions

  • What was your biggest takeaway from the teaching?
  • When was the last time you woke up with nothing on the agenda for the day and you were able to ask, “How much fun can we possibly have today?”
  • Knowing that observing a Sabbath isn’t so much about which day but a day, what day of the week could you take a Sabbath if you don’t do so already?
  • What constitutes “work” for you?
  • The Sabbath was intended to look and feel totally different than the other six days of the week. So what are the things you need to cease from (“work,” etc.), and what are the things you need to do in order to make this a reality?
  • What gets you the most excited about celebrating Sabbath in your life? What has you the most concerned?
  • Are there any ways in which you’re still stuck in Egypt? How do you need to be set free?
  • How can you begin walking out one of these practical ideas this week?

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10 Comments

  1. Colleen February 26, 2019 at 9:07 am - Reply

    Have you seen this article?

    • Brad Gray February 27, 2019 at 8:53 am - Reply

      I had not, but thank you for sharing it with me, Colleen.

  2. Bill Black February 26, 2019 at 1:42 pm - Reply

    What if we remove the Protestant KJ word, good thus weakening what might really be there and tying it into the spirituality of the sense–
    Change the word to “..and it was -in righteousness–“because as He called it into being, as we are, it fulfilled, in it’s time,all He had imbibed them/it with?
    “For we are being “conformed” into the image of the Messiah”..called to be holy/righteous a journey of learning!
    From history, if any, do we hear about what Jews did or not do on the Sabbath-exactly given in history?
    It seems like doing “nothing” might to some be sinful even on Sabbath in our culture?
    Did they not read and discuss the TORAH and then do it within the context of family afterwards?

  3. Steve Cole February 26, 2019 at 1:48 pm - Reply

    Absolutely wonderful video Brad. This, I pray, will bring my wife into the Teaching Series. She has so little “free” time, and wants to be involved but says she doesn’t have the time. Thank you Brad!

    • Brad Gray February 27, 2019 at 9:00 am - Reply

      Yep, it’s a message we all need to hear and be reminded of. We’re all so busy.

  4. Peninah February 27, 2019 at 7:52 am - Reply

    This is super practical and very helpful. I like the concept of God repairing and restoring us on the Sabbath. It really does make sense that why we are ‘dis-eased’ is the need for ‘ease’ or rest which we deprive ourselves. Amazing Brad! I intend to talk to my husband about this and we can be intentional to enjoy the benefits thereof. God bless.

  5. Robert March 23, 2019 at 10:45 pm - Reply

    Thanks for the thoughtful and instructive series. One thought I had about freedom with the Sabbath is the aspect of our slavery to sin, and true freedom would be the continuing escape from ourselves and this society drenched with the devil’s influence. With that in mind, I liked your reference to reconnecting with God by going into creation. It would seem to me ‘activities’ that focus us on what God intends for our lives and character would be a part of the intention of that holy time.

  6. Jim April 18, 2019 at 1:26 pm - Reply

    What would you do (if it has not already happened) if one of your kids says on Saturday morning, “I don’t want to go to my basketball game today!”?

    • Brad Gray April 23, 2019 at 7:18 pm - Reply

      They won’t say that … they’re a Gray/Bowden 🙂 Basketball is in their blood!

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