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God's Promised Rest


Jesus came to offer us "life in all its fullness" (John 10:10). The life he spoke of is a life that is lived beyond mere necessity. It's participation in the very life of God himself. This is what the writers of the Bible mean by the phrase "eternal life".

For many of us, however, this rich experience of life can seem far off. We're often harassed, pressured, stressed and far, far too busy.

How can we do life better? How can we find healthy rhythms that usher us into fullness of life, rather than sucking us dry? How can we live counter-cultural lives which resist the unhealthy expectations of our society?

These are the central concerns of our series. Over six weeks, we'll be looking at the grand story that the Bible tells through the lens of "Rest".


Past Series

Rest Complete Part 2
Tom Beaumont - 16/07/2017
Tom draws the series on God's Promised Rest to a conclusion with an exhortation to persevere and have hope - a faith-building message to catapult us into the summer.

Rest Restored Part 2
Ben Sewell - 02/07/2017
 Ben looks at Jesus' words, "Come to me ... and I will give you rest." He unpicks parts of what Jesus does and doesn't mean here, and helps us to see the joy of focussing on our glorious God instead of ourselves.

The powerpoint presentation is here.

Rest Restored Part 1
Andrew Sampson - 25/06/2017
Andrew looks at different attitudes to weekly Sabbath rest, and discovers which ones Jesus accepts and which ones Jesus rejects.

Rest Disintegrated
Matt Leach - 18/06/2017
 God created the world good, with appropriate rhythms and enough rest. What went wrong?

Rest Instituted
Matt Leach - 11/06/2017
 Starting the series, "God's Promised Rest", Matt sets the scene for rest being an essential part of life; how rest and work fit together to make a healthy and happy rhythm - including how this rhythm is all part of paradise.