1. Read Matthew 6:34 and Exodus 24:12. What were your initial reactions to the sermon?

  2. What does it mean for you to be fully present? Are there people around you with whom you have not been fully present? If so, explain.

  3. What are forces in your life (ex: a cellphone) that cause you to not be fully present with those around you?

  4. Does the idea of making yourself unavailable for rest during the week comfort you? How do you feel about slow paced, quiet, unavailable time?

  5. How does your vision of sabbath differ or align with the way the sermon described sabbath?