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Viva! Sabbath

Downloadable Curriculum


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One might think the idea of taking a break from work and having sabbath time in life would be pretty easy, but our Western culture runs contrary to the concept of rest that it is easier said than done. Numerous studies have suggested that today’s teens are the most stressed-out generation ever, and the lack of rest is a big part of that. Homework, school, jobs, sports, chores, clubs, youth group, and oh yea, sleep, exercise, and meals… It just feels like there aren’t enough hours in the day. 

Viva! Sabbath explores the critical Biblical practice of Sabbath. In the Genesis 1:1-2:3 creation story, God only blesses two aspects of creation: humans and the Sabbath. More than that, there is only one reference to something being holy in the entire book of Genesis, and that’s the Sabbath day. In these four weeks, we will look at the importance of Sabbath, why it can be so difficult and what we can do to instill healthy practices in our life. Specifically, we will look at the following:

Week 1: God Rested

Week 2: Lord of the Sabbath

Week 3: Be Still 

Week 4: My Yoke is Easy

About Viva

Includes 4 lessons, instructions, and two slide templates for PowerPoint, Keynote, MediaShout, ProPresenter or another display system.

Viva is a series of short, downloadable, curriculum resources. Whether you are looking for a last minute lesson plan or  ideas to add into your teaching, Viva is designed for youth workers leading the revolution.

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