Based in St. Cloud, Minnesota, Growing in Grace is a blog by Pastor Matthew Molesky. His posts explore the Bible, theology, ecclesiology, culture, books, family, and life.

Remember the Sabbath, to Keep it Holy


Every preacher would tell you that he is just like you in this way (among many) - he also needs a preacher. 

My preacher is also a wonderful friend, Joe Thorn. Joe is a godly man who deeply loves Jesus. He is a good husband and father. He is a faithful friend to many. He feeds his church family a rich, healthy diet of good news-rich sermons. And, he is a bearded gospel man! I recommend that you read and listen to Joe.

In particular, as a busy, fretful, frenetic American, you must listen to his recent sermon on the Sabbath.  We all desperately need and horribly misunderstand the kind of rest that God promises. 

I do.

You do.


And Joe winsomely and passionately leads us to understand this command and gift from our Father. A couple of favorite quotes from the sermon:

"The reason we don't want to follow the Sabbath, and rest, is because we think our to-do list is greater than God's, which includes the command: rest!"
"On your Sabbath, put aside whatever you normally do during the rest of the week in order to truly rest. "

Listen to Joe's sermon, and be transformed.

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