God is kind of like the anti-Nike. Nike tells us, always and everywhere, “Just do it.” But here, at least for one day out of seven, God tells us, “Just Don’t.” Don’t do it. Don’t keep going. Just stop. Just rest.” That’s what Sabbath is: It’s an invitation to stop, rest, delight, and worship God, and that’s what we’re going to be talking about the next five weeks.
If you’re looking to go deeper into this sermon series or where we’re heading with the spiritual disciplines, check out John Mark Comer’s book The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry. Mudhouse Sabbath by Lauren Winner also has a really good chapter on Sabbath.