Summer of Rest 7 July 2019 // Rest as a Dwelling Place

This summer, we’re going on a journey to discover what rest truly means. We’re going to strip away a lot of the busy-ness of modern life and learn to enjoy simply BEING with God. We won’t be gathering as a large group for corporate worship during this time. However, follow along with us and join us for small group gatherings / online devotions!

7 July: Rest as a dwelling place

14 July: Rest as a promise

21 July: Rest as security/assurance

"Now Moses used to take a tent and pitch it outside the camp some distance away, calling it the “tent of meeting.” Anyone inquiring of the Lord would go to the tent of meeting outside the camp.” - Exodus 33:7

This week, we will look at Rest as a dwelling place. In your group(s), follow along in these steps:

  1. Open in prayer, asking God to speak to you through His word and each other

  2. Follow up from last week, asking about how each person is doing in yielding certain aspects of their life to God.

  3. Read the following:

    Read Exodus 33:7-11

    God understands fully our need to have a space of comfort and security. He created us with this urge for HOME. In the Old Testament, He gave His people specific instructions in how to create this space — or tabernacle. Even in Israel’s punishment of wandering thru the wilderness for 40 years, God still provided a space for His peoples’ souls to find rest.

    Now, read Hebrews 4.

  4. Share your takeaways from these two passages. How do you see a connection? How is Hebrews 4 a fulfilment of Exodus 33?

5. Pray for one another each day this week!