Jesus: Our Resurrected Sabbath- Lenten Resource

January 15, 2016

blessed earthJesus: Our Resurrected Sabbath a Lenten Guide from Blessed Earth

Dear clergy and lay leaders, Many Christians think of Lent as a time to give up something and thereby honor the sacrifice of Jesus on the cross.  This year, we invite you to embrace a new habit:  holy rest.  Yes, Sabbath involves sacrifice and preparation, but the rewards are life changing! Eugene Peterson once said that Sabbath is the best thing he ever did for his marriage, his children, and his relationship with God. Sabbath is woven into the very fabric of creation, yet it’s the most ignored of the Ten Commandments. What better time than Lent to re-establish the holy rhythms of work and rest? In this Lenten series package (link study), you will find suggested lectionary readings, themes, sermon outlines, audio/video links, and small group study materials—everything you need to plan a comprehensive Lenten study on Sabbath. Feel free to tailor these materials to the needs of your congregation.  Check out additional resources at our website, And let us know if we can be of help by emailing us at Every blessing, Nancy and Matthew Sleeth, MD