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GOD'S WORD TO WORKAHOLICS

by Miles Seaborn


God's Word to Workaholics
Miles Seaborn
Exodus 20:8-9


Do you ever get tired just thinking of what you have to do? Are you as fatigued on Monday mornings as you are on Friday afternoon?

Have you ever brought homework in a brief case and used the weekends to ''catch up''?

Do you ever feel guilty when you relax?

Today we are going to see what God's Word says about taking a day off!

Our messages are about ten values that help build strong families. Would you agree that Workaholism hurts families? The 4th commandment is about taking a day off.

ILL. God has more to say about taking a day off than He does about murder/adultery. It is the longest of the Ten Commandments. God seems to be saying, ''I want you to take this seriously. I am commanding you to take a day off every week.''

Read Exodus 20:8-9 together:

''Observe the Sabbath and keep it holy. You have six days in which to do your work but the seventh day is a day of rest dedicated to me. On that day no one is to work.''

I. THE SABBATH: ANTIDOTE TO BURNOUT

''Sabbath'' means: REST (Every 7th day rest!)

Mark 2:27 ''Jesus said, The Sabbath was made to benefit man, and not man to benefit the Sabbath.''

When is it? One day a week!

Every seven days you are to get physically, emotionally, and spiritually recharged. (We run down like a battery.) This is God'' antidote for burnout. His prevention for the stress-filled world we live in! For our benefit.

Mark 2:27 Sabbath was made to benefit man!

WHEN?

Saturday/Sunday? Friday. It doesn't matter. It is once a week! When you chose to worship God and rest.

ILL. Islam - Friday, Jews - Saturday, Christians - Sunday

Not one place in the Bible does it command us to worship on Sunday! In the New Testament, Sunday was called ''The Lord's day - Jesus arose from the dead.'' In Revelation, John 1:10 called it ''The Lord's Day.''

Colossians 2:16-17 says as a Christian you are no longer tied down to a set day for the Sabbath i.e. r ...

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