Sermon: What’s the Sabbath for?

Sermon for Longview 29 August 2013

Luke 13:10-17

Today’s reading is all about the Sabbath, and what it’s for. Some cultures have been very restrictive in the past about what you could and couldn’t do on a Sunday – I remember reading books like Little House on the Prairie, and being horrified that on a Sunday you couldn’t play, and just had to read sermons and other religious books.

Now, these days, that isn’t such a terrifying thought – in fact it’s quite relaxing. And that’s part of what the Sabbath is all about. Relaxing, refreshing, restoring. Continue reading