Liturgy of the Ordinary
Sabbath, Rest, and the Work of God
Do you rest from your work, or work from your rest? It seems like a backward sort of question, but perhaps that's because we live in a culture that has things a bit backwards. It is common for people to put work first, only resting after their work is done (or they've hit a point of exhaustion). The scripture we will explore today suggest a different way. To Rest. To be in the spirit, and from that place, then work as an expression of our life.
Music: "Hosanna to the King of Kings!" by Lloyd Larson
Through the season of Lent we will begin a new sermon series inspired by the book, "The Liturgy of the Ordinary" which is based on the assumption that we are a ritualistic people. Intentionally or accidentally we develop rituals and habits that form who we are becoming as people. Worship, of course, is an intentionally ritualistic practice meant to "form us as an alternative people marked by the love and new life of Jesus Christ." Each Sunday during Lent we will look into God's Word to better understand practices that should not only inform our time in worship each Sunday, but also the everyday moments of our life.