On Aug. 25, he preached "God's Gift of the Sabbath" based on Exodus 20:8-11 where he focused on the spiritual aspect of the Sabbath. .
In this new sermon, "God's Day Off," he focused on the physical aspect of the Sabbath. He pointed out that people tend to be stressed out and on all kinds of medications because they do not take the time to rest.
Pastor Blakey said Jesus was never in a hurry. He took time out to pray and to help others. Even when he was on to way to do something, he would stop if someone needed help.
The pastor asked a very important question: If we are to rest on the Sabbath, why are we in church instead of being in bed? The answer is that worship is rest.
One of the most important aspects of the Sabbath is worship and to focus on God. Worship helps us through a lot of things.
God wants us to take a day off to rest and to be renewed and refreshed. We should have rest built into our schedule.
The Sabbath is about rest and worship to strengthen our relationship with God and with others.
Pastor Blakey's final remarks to the congregation were:
"God designed us to worship and then to rest. You have worshiped today. Now take time out to rest."