Loving Rest

Pastor Jay continues the series on Hebrews with this week’s sermon “Loving Rest” from Hebrews 4:3-11.

Hebrews 4:3-11 (ESV)

For we who have believed enter that rest, as he has said, “As I swore in my wrath, ‘They shall not enter my rest,’” although his works were finished from the foundation of the world. For he has somewhere spoken of the seventh day in this way: “And God rested on the seventh day from all his works.” And again in this passage he said, “They shall not enter my rest.”

Since therefore it remains for some to enter it, and those who formerly received the good news failed to enter because of disobedience, again he appoints a certain day, “Today,” saying through David so long afterward, in the words already quoted, “Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts.”

For if Joshua had given them rest, God would not have spoken of another day later on. So then, there remains a Sabbath rest for the people of God, for whoever has entered God’s rest has also rested from his works as God did from his.

Let us therefore strive to enter that rest, so that no one may fall by the same sort of disobedience.

Set your heart on God’s rest.

  • because some failed to enter God’s rest.
  • because our rest will be a share in God’s rest.
  • because it is ours.

Parent Connection Questions:

  • What is something that you love about resting? Why?
  • Why were some people unable to enter the rest of God?
  • What does it mean to share in God’s rest?
  • Why is it so important to obey God and rest in Him?