This week on Church Requel Audio Podcast #13, we focus on the topic of the sabbath, also known as the day of rest. Most of us don't get enough rest. Most of us don't connect enough with God. After catching up with Mark and what's been happening this past week you'll hear:
[12:30] Getting Enough Sleep - Some of us are early risers and some are sleeper-iners. Is there an actual physiological difference between those of us who get up early and those who sleep longer? The folks from NetDoctor.co.uk have some surprising research in their article, "Are You Getting Enough Sleep?" Shape Magazine also provides some great info on the many wonderful benefits of sleep: "6 Reasons You Need More Sleep."
[25:30] Daily Quiet Time - The purpose of the Sabbath is more than about our rest. It's also our day to connect with God. We don't have to wait for that one day. We can connect with God every day, even if for just a little while. Pastor Mark talks about the daily quiet time, why we should have it and how to go about it.
[54:45] Benefits Of A Nap - Recent research has proven that there are great benefits to taking a nap every afternoon. Two articles Pastor Mark refers to in this segment comes from The Art of Manliness website, "8 Benefits of Napping" and from WebMD, "The Secret (and Surprising) Power of Naps."
[1:05:45] CR Sermon: "The First Day Off" - In this second sermon of the Summer Singles, Mark talks about the very first day off. This wasn't a day off by man, but by God Himself! We learn 4 reasons why the Sabbath is important to us. And we hear 7 hints for making the Sabbath a reality in our lives. If you'd like to follow the sermon notes, they are available at YouVersion.com. At Church Requel we also watched a video about the Sabbath by The Veracity Project called "1 Outta 7."
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