Made to Rest | Genesis 2:1-3

We are exhausted as a society. God offers a solution, but how do we live in that reality? With Christ, we are given a way of rest.

John ElmoreOct 23, 2022
Genesis 2:1-3

In This Series (15)
Made to Work | Genesis 3:17-19
Timothy "TA" AteekDec 4, 2022
Made to Gospel Our Relationships | Genesis 3:12-13
John ElmoreNov 27, 2022
Made for a World Without Shame | Genesis 3:7-11
Timothy "TA" AteekNov 20, 2022
Made for a Different World | Genesis 3:1-7
John ElmoreNov 13, 2022
Made for Relationships: Marriage | Genesis 2:18-25
Timothy "TA" AteekNov 6, 2022
Made for Relationship | Genesis 2:18-20
John ElmoreOct 30, 2022
Made to Rest | Genesis 2:1-3
John ElmoreOct 23, 2022
Made to Flourish | Genesis 2:4-25
Blake HolmesOct 16, 2022
God’s Heart for The Nations | Revelation 7:9-17
Timothy "TA" AteekOct 9, 2022
Made in the Image of God | Genesis 1:26-27
Timothy "TA" AteekOct 2, 2022
Great Questions Q&A Panel + MADE: to Teach | Genesis 1-3, 2 Timothy 2:24-26
John Elmore, Cassidy Webber, Brett Bruster, Steven Ateek, Alan BeamSep 25, 2022
How to Hear From God | Genesis 1:1-31
Timothy "TA" AteekSep 18, 2022
The Trinity: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit | Genesis 1:1-5
John ElmoreSep 11, 2022
To Know God is to Worship God | Genesis 1:3-25
John ElmoreAug 28, 2022
Is Your God Too Small? | Genesis 1:1-2
Timothy "TA" AteekAug 21, 2022

Every other religion will tell you to work your way to God. Only Christianity teaches that Jesus Christ did all the work so you can rest. In this message, John Elmore explains that we are tired because we haven’t tried God’s order for life. Why are our souls tired, what is God’s solution, and how do we personally find rest in Jesus?

  • TIRED?
    • Work, pace, lack of sleep, technology, current events, culture, conflict, sin, and even ministry can cause our souls to feel tired.
    • There are many demands on our time and attention that lead us to desiring self-care, but what is needed is soul-care. And rest for your soul is only found in Christ. (Matthew 11:28-29)
    • The problem isn’t just what we have (societal issues and problems), it is what we lack (rest in Christ).
  • TRIED?
    • Have you tried God’s order for life?
    • If we order our life as God intends, we will find rest.
      • God’s will (Psalm 19:7) – When we spend time in the Word, our soul is restored.
      • God’s ways (Romans 8:6) – When we set our mind on the Spirit, we get life and peace.
      • God’s authority (Hebrews 13:17) – God has provided Elders to keep watch over our souls.
      • God talk (Philippians 4:6-7) – When we pray, God exchanges our pressures for His peace.
      • God’s people (Galatians 6:2) – When we share one another’s burdens, our spiritual weight is lighter.
      • God Himself (Psalm 23:3) – God Himself restores our soul.
  • JESUS!
    • It’s not about what you’re doing, it’s about whom you’re doing it with.
    • You can rest because you know Jesus is not resting. (Ephesians 2:9)
      • Jesus never sleeps. (Psalm 121:3-4)
      • Jesus always works. (John 5:17)
      • Jesus works for good. (Romans 8:28)
      • Jesus always provides. (Psalm 127:2)
      • Jesus always prays. (Hebrews 7:25)
      • Jesus is our Sabbath rest. (Hebrews 4:9-10)

Discussion and Application

  • What is most life-taking from you in this season?
  • In what ways do you make God’s spiritual order for life legalistic?
  • What are three ways you can have time with Jesus this week to find rest for your soul?
  • Additional Scripture: Exodus 20:8-11; Deuteronomy 5:12-15; Colossians 2:16-17; John 17:4; Ecclesiastes 2:4-11; John 16:33; 2 Peter 2:7-8; Psalm 32:4; Mark 6:31; Hebrews 4:3; Matthew 11:28-29
  • Resource: How to R.E.S.T.