Sabbath and Mission

November 11, 2009


Today’s quote comes from J.R. Woodward over at Dream Awakener.  What’s reproduced here is the summary of a speaker’s topic at Verge LA 2009.  Thoughts?

“Sabbath and mission could be seen as opposites…six days we go out in mission, and one day we come in to rest. But such an understanding will miss the point of both. Sabbath is a day of anticipation of shalom, of God’s kingdom fully present. Mission is an announcement and demonstration of this same Kingdom. The lost art of Sabbath is not a break from mission, but a primary missional expression for the church of today and tomorrow.”

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3 Responses to “Sabbath and Mission”

  1. jstainer Says:

    I love that language. As we communicate and live out the gospel among people it is only fitting that we take time out of the busyness to express the ‘reality’ of the gospel for today during Sabbath.


  2. […] named JR Woodward at Dream Awakener (I’m not familiar with it), but I found it through this blog. “Sabbath and mission could be seen as opposites…six days we go out in mission, and one day we […]

  3. joewulf Says:

    @jstainer–really highlights the subversive nature of Sabbath doesn’t it? Especially as we are “liv[ing] out the gospel among people” as you say. We’re not resting from people, we’re resting among people to display hope in the final restorative shalom which will envelope us when Jesus comes back to finally and fully set up his kingdom!
    Man that stirs me in the deep places of my being!


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