REST (2 OF 7)

by Fred Michaux

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Rest (2 of 7)
Series: Rivers
Fred Michaux

I. Opening

-12 pathways…

•Worshipped other gods, actively participated in other religions
•Made idols in their garage, prayed to them, sold them, worshipped them
•Spoke with profanity, especially using God and Jesus as curse words
•Speak disrespectfully to their parents and speak of them publicly in derogatory ways
•Openly endorsed murder out of vengeance and anger as being appropriate
•Practiced an open marriage relationship with their spouse
•Dishonesty for personal gain is just a natural part of life
•Giving false testimony was okay because most people are guilty of something
•Envying your neighbors possessions is a great way to motivate yourself to get more stuff

What if this person was just guilty of one of these consistently? It's almost comical isn't it?

What if I told you that over time, culture can change so much that you actually begin to change with it, maybe without even realizing, maybe even with the help of the church!

When the world was perfect, our perfect God rested and He invited all of creation to experience a perfect rest with Him…of which there are four: paternal, purpose, physical, and perpetual…giving our lives flow!

II. Introduction

-Paternal Rest -- Hebrews 4:2-3a,9
-Physical Rest -- Hebrews 4:4b
-Purpose Rest -- Hebrews 4:8
-Perpetual Rest -- Hebrews 4:10-11

-Ecclesiastes 4:5-6

III. When I am at rest in my paternal relationship…others decrease!

When I stop looking to others to meet needs in my life only God can fulfill, I release them from impossible emotional demands, my life shifting from drought to flow…others decrease!

-Ecclesiastes 2:24-25
-John 3:22-30 (a good friend se ...

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