Lesson 8: God's Plan for Fun

Updated: Jan 11

Lesson 8, The Story of Everything, Quest Men's Bible Study


SUMMARY

God made the world to be enjoyed. There are times to work and be solemn, but there are also times to rest and have fun. This unit will lead us to consider how rest and fun can glorify God, and what role the Sabbath plays in the Christian’s life.


INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Join us at 7:00am in the Parlor at Colonial Baptist Church. (Come little early for coffee and a light breakfast.)

  2. Do you have a health risk related to COVID-19? You can participate via Zoom using THIS LINK.

  3. Immediately following the large group, we break into discussion / prayer groups. If you are not yet in a group, contact Scott Wylie.

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS FOLLOWING THE LESSON

  1. Many take pride in working non-stop. Studies estimate that 70% of American workers do not take all their allotted days off. What are some reasons that people don’t stop to rest?

  2. God Himself is not above rest. Read Genesis 2:1-3. If God never runs out of strength, what purpose does His rest have?

  3. God is so interested in rest that He commands it. Read Leviticus 25:4 and Deuteronomy 24:5. What are the principles that underlie these commands? Why does God command these very specific kinds of rest?

  4. Sabbath is made for our good. Read Mark 2:23-28. What kind of attitude should we have about God’s command to rest?

  5. Not all activity is ‘work.’ The command to rest in the New Covenant is about more than just one day a week, and it does not mean we can do nothing but sit in silence. What are some ways to build a rhythm of rest into your days, weeks, months, and years?

  6. Play is not strictly practical, but it is still necessary. Read 1 Timothy 4:1-5. How does enjoying God’s creation give Him glory? How does rejecting it displease Him?

  7. God has made us to wonder and enjoy. If you are never doing nothing, then you are wasting your time. What are some practical ways you can make your fun glorifying to the Lord?



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