Rest Rehearsal

This message is based in Hebrews 4, one of the three key New Testament teachings about Sabbath (with the other two being the Sabbath controversies in the gospels, and Paul’s caution against  overemphasizing the Sabbath from Colossians 2).  In this message, Phil pointed out that the author of Hebrews uses the Sabbath Day to give readers a fuller understanding of heaven.  So in our day, an understanding of Sabbath not only helps us learn to rest and push against the sin of workaholism, but it also helps us long more and more for our ultimate rest in heaven with the Lord.  Sabbath is not a requirement for Christians today, but it is a rehearsal of where Christians will go someday.