Honor Sabbath In a quick-moving world filled with routines, the Sabbath can often become just another day of the week. It is so much more than that. Our understanding of Sabbath comes from the Hebrew word Shabbat, which means “to cease.” This ability to cease was realized after the exodus, when having the Sabbath meant that the Israelites could stop their 365-days-a-year earthly labor and take every seventh day off. They learned that the Sabbath was a holy day. The word holy was more about being set apart than about being righteous or pure. A Sabbath day was to be different from other days, in a sacred sort of way, exchanging day-to-day rhythms of labor for holy rhythms. Honoring Sabbath recognizes this rhythm of work and rest and places the Sabbath at the center of our faith practice.
Congregational GuideThe Congregational Guide provides materials for the pastor, educator, and church leaders to connect the practice with congregational worship and life.
Included in this guide:
In addition to the material in the Adult Leader’s Guide and the Adult Reflection Guide, there are also free videos that leaders can use as conversation starters for the unit and each session. Visit our YouTube Channel, bit.ly/FMYouTubeGFR, to see the playlist for this unit.
Series Description Follow Me: Biblical Practices for Faithful Living is a thirty-six-unit curriculum based on practices Jesus did and taught us to do as faithful followers. Written for people of all ages who wish to live out their faith, this new curriculum examines where these practices are found in the Bible and how they have been used in Christian faith then and now.
To learn more about the curriculum and view a sample of each component, visit our Follow Me webpage or watch the Follow Me trailer on our YouTube channel.