This week in our Sunday service we looked at the concept of Sabbath; a whole day to stop, rest, delight and worship. Hopefully, you were challenged to think about how you might practice the Sabbath in your life so if you’d like so ideas to help you get started we’ve collated some resources here that you might find useful and inspiring.
Check out Pastor and Author John Mark Comer’s website which has a really practical digital workbook you can download for free which gives you four weekly step by step guides to help you build up your practice of Sabbath: HOW TO UNHURRY
We’d also really recommend his book The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry which has a whole chapter on practising the Sabbath.
If you’d like to explore the Jewish perspective on the rich tradition of Sabbath check out this classic work by Rabbi Abraham Heschel.
If you’re interested in exploring Sabbath as an act of resistance to our modern culture then you might like to read Theologian Walter Brueggemann’s book:
If you’re wondering how to get started with Sabbath with children at home, have a listen to this brief and helpful advice from Children’s Pastor and Writer Rachel Turner:
CHILDREN & SABBATH
We’d love to hear if you’ve been inspired to give Sabbath a try and what you’ve found helpful so do get in touch!
As a church family, it's really important that we know what we're about and what we're for. Over time we've refined our mission statement in various ways to try to communicate this as effectively as possible and we've got it down to just three words: Bless, Serve, Pray!
Our mision is to:
BLESS others as we share the unconditional love of Jesus
SERVE each other and the wider community
PRAY in order to do all this in the power of the Holy Spirit
So next time someone asks you what Melton Vineyard is all about, just
remember the three little words: BLESS, SERVE, PRAY.