Jan - Feb 2017

True Rest Comes Only From True Faith

Barry Rodriguez

Jan 22, 2017

Message from the weekend of January 21-22, 2017 at Grace Church in Noblesville, Indiana. This is week 2 of our series Drift.

"God may have stopped creating on the seventh day, but he didn't stop working. When God rested he didn't sit on a La-Z-Boy. He sat on a throne." -Barry Rodriguez

Hebrews 4:9-11
So there is a special rest still waiting for the people of God. For all who have entered into God's rest have rested from their labors, just as God did after creating the world. So let us do our best to enter that rest. But if we disobey God, as the people of Israel did, we will fall.

God's rest is still available to us today. We can experience it. It’s called the kingdom of God: the rule and the reign of our Creator made possible through the death and resurrection of Jesus.
We can experience the good life that he has promised. Peace, joy, purpose, provision, hope...A release from anxiety, fulfillment in our work, love for those around us. Not just in the afterlife, but now. We can enter God's rest.

How? By putting our trust in God. By stopping the drift of our faith. By taking the Creator of the universe at his word that he is in control.

True rest comes only through true faith.