I’m probably more sleep-deprived at this stage in life than I have been at any other point in my life.


Our youngest daughter isn’t sleeping too well these days. It could be that she’s just one of these babies who doesn’t sleep too well… or, on top of that, she’s also battling some pretty severe skin issues that cause her to be itchy.

I like to tell expectant parents – if at all possible to store up sleep. Do it. You won’t regret it.

Either way. I’m tired. And I’m preaching a sermon series about Rest. God is funny.

I’ve heard workaholics say, “You can sleep when you’re dead.” In many ways, they’re right. But is that any way to live? Not according to God.

On Sunday, I’m going to take you through a progression looking at how rest is promised to us.

  1. At the point of death.
  2. At the resurrection from the dead.
  3. In our daily lives (dying to sin, rising to new life).

All three of these involve death. To appropriately understand Sabbath rest, we need to think in terms of life and death. Or, death and life. We have to die to ourselves (give up our own ambitions) in order to truly find rest in the presence of Jesus Christ and all that he provides.

Here’s a great song that puts a lot of this into perspective: