Celebrating Sabbath

Celebrating Sabbath: Accepting God’s Gift of Rest and Delight

By Carol M. Bechtel

Suggestions for Leaders by Laura Mariko Cheifetz

Welcome to the 2022–2023 Presbyterian Women/Horizons Bible study, Celebrating Sabbath: Accepting God’s Gift of Rest and Delight.

In the nine lessons of this Bible study—with passages from Genesis, Exodus, Deuteronomy, Isaiah, Matthew, Luke, and Acts—we’ll consider Sabbath

  • as a celebration, not a day of dreary formality
  • as God’s intent for all of creation that includes busy women too
  • as one day of the week, perhaps a Sunday
  • as a time to surrender unhealthy striving and frantic busyness, and instead trust that God will provide
  • as a reminder that life is precious and working too much is against God’s plans for our precious lives
  • as a day devoted to community and justice and not exclusively to self-care.

Ultimately, Sabbath reminds us to honor God who honors us by giving us a day each week to reset our pace, our priorities, and our lives.

Other Celebrating Sabbath Resources

Celebrating Sabbath Bible Study

English edition, HZN22100 • $10.00
Large-print edition, HZN22150 • $15.00
Ecumenical edition, HZN22102 • $10.00
Edición en español, HZN22110 • $10.00
PDF download of Edición en español, HZN22111 • $10.00
Audio edition, HZN22172 • $15

Companion DVD, HZN22103 • $20.00

Companion DVD Download, HZN22104 • $20.00

Workshop for Leaders, HZN22101 • FREE DOWNLOAD

Bulletin Cover • FREE DOWNLOAD

Promotional poster, HZN22410 • FREE

Promotional flier, HZN22411 • FREE DOWNLOAD

Charm/pendant, HZN21300 • $10.00

Additional Resources via PW Blog

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