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When the Soul Finds Rest (4 of 11)
ILLUSTRATION: Not long ago, Julie and I were at Publics buying groceries. We saw two ladies praying together, out loud, in the cereal aisle. They wrapped up just as we passed by, and I said, ''Well that's how it should be, we should feel free to call on the Lord anytime we need Him''. One of the ladies lit up and said, ''Oh do you worship on the Sabbath''?
Now - that was a loaded question - you see 7th day Adventists believe that you ought to worship on Saturday rather than Sunday because that is what the Mosaic Law taught. Even thought the early church changed the day of worship to Sunday because that is when Jesus was raised from the dead. So how do you answer that question - do you keep the Sabbath?
I looked her in the eye and said, ''Yes!!! I keep the Sabbath 7 days a week, 365 days a year, because I am in Christ - who has accomplished my salvation and sat down to rest at the right hand of the Father''.
Today I want to explain to you from Hebrews, what I meant.
1. According to Dr. Jim Folk - Anxiety has become the number one mental health issue in North America. It's estimated that one third of the North American adult population experiences significant anxiety issues.
2. Another report found that more than half of college students sought help for their anxiety issues. That's not even to mention those who self medicate or never seek help.
3. Of the top 7 most prescribed Psycho-tropic Drugs - 6 of the 7 are specifically to treat Anxiety and only one for is for depression.
Perhaps it is one of the most often used quotes throughout church history - from Augustine who wrote in his book, ''the Confessions'' a prayer, ''Oh Lord - thou hast made us for thyself, and our hearts are restless until they find their rest in thee''.
The restlessness of the heart is mark of this generation.
Our hearts grow restless, wandering, searching, seeking - that for which th ...
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