Helpful Verses:

“Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. Six days you shall labour and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the Lord your God.” Exodus 20:8–10

“The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath.” Mark 2:27

Interesting Quotes:

“Sabbath is not dependent on our readiness to stop. We do not stop when we are finished. We do not stop when we complete our phone calls, finish our project, get through this stack of messages, or get out this report that is due tomorrow. We stop because it is time to stop.” Wayne Muller

“In our own contemporary context of the rat race of anxiety, the celebration of Sabbath is an act of both resistance and alternative. It is resistance because it is a visible insistence that our lives are not defined by the production and consumption of commodity goods.” Walter Brueggemann

“A great benefit of Sabbath keeping is that we learn to let God take care of us – not by becoming passive and lazy, but in the freedom of giving up our feeble attempts to be God in our own lives.” Marva Dawn

“The Sabbaths are our great cathedrals.” Abraham Joshua Heschel


John Mark Comer is Pastor for Teaching and Vision at Bridgetown Church in Portland, Oregon. We caught up with him to discuss the practice of Sabbath, the effect it's had on his own life and why being present to God, our friends and family is one of the most punk rock things we can do.