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The Sabbath Experience

Sabbatical

July 28, 2020 • Bishop James Ray Taylor, Pastor Karen Taylor

"If you do not rest you will be arrested" -Unknown "Work ethic is supported by a tie of rest" -Pastor Karen Taylor Selah, Sabbath, and Sabbatical are all varying moments of rest in God. I pray you were able to establish time for Selah and Sabbath in your schedule during the course of this series. Our senior leaders Bishop James Ray Taylor and Pastor Karen Taylor close out this series with a closer look at Sabbatical. CONNECT WITH HEAVENLY VISION https://www.hvcla.com https://www.facebook.com/hvcla https://www.instagram.com/hvcla https://www.twitter.com/hvcla CONNECT WITH OUR BISHOP JAMES RAY TAYLOR Twitter: https://twitter.com/bishopjrtaylor Instagram: https://instagram.com/jamesraytaylor DOWNLOAD THE HVCLA APP Apple: https://apple.co/2COL7xK Google Play: https://bit.ly/3fJLKXV ADDITIONAL RESOURCES The Sabbath Experiment Book: https://amzn.to/3hpoAqi

Sabbath Interview | Dr. Muthiah

July 21, 2020 • Bishop James Ray Taylor, Pastor Karen Taylor, Dr. Rob Muthiah

Our senior leaders Bishop James Ray Taylor and Pastor Karen Taylor have the honor of interviewing Dr Muthiah -author of the Sabbath Experiment. As we prepare to institute a church-wide sabbath, we were afforded the opportunity to ask questions related to sabbath practices and hear from the author himself! CONNECT WITH HEAVENLY VISION https://www.hvcla.com https://www.facebook.com/hvcla https://www.instagram.com/hvcla https://www.twitter.com/hvcla CONNECT WITH OUR BISHOP JAMES RAY TAYLOR Twitter: https://twitter.com/bishopjrtaylor Instagram: https://instagram.com/jamesraytaylor DOWNLOAD THE HVCLA APP Apple: https://apple.co/2COL7xK Google Play: https://bit.ly/3fJLKXV ADDITIONAL RESOURCES The Sabbath Experiment Book: https://amzn.to/3hpoAqi

Sabbath & Social Justice

July 14, 2020 • Bishop James Ray Taylor, Pastor Karen Taylor

"Sabbath detaches us from what we do and allows us to focus on who we are." -Bishop James Ray Taylor Who would have thought that Sabbath and Social Justice intertwine the way they do? In this session of Tuesday Night Live our Senior Leaders Bishop James Ray Taylor & Karen Taylor help us to dive into how Sabbath and Social Justice help us to see and treat one another as God would have us to. CONNECT WITH HEAVENLY VISION https://www.hvcla.com https://www.facebook.com/hvcla https://www.instagram.com/hvcla https://www.twitter.com/hvcla CONNECT WITH OUR BISHOP JAMES RAY TAYLOR Twitter: https://twitter.com/bishopjrtaylor Instagram: https://instagram.com/jamesraytaylor CONNECT WITH OUR PASTOR KAREN TAYLOR http://instagram.com/greater4kay

What is Sabbath?

July 7, 2020 • Bishop James Ray Taylor, Pastor Karen Taylor

One of the best ways to get renewal is through Sabbath. But before we can be renewed through Sabbath we must know what Sabbath is. In our #TuesdayNightLive Session Bishop James Ray Taylor and Pastor Karen Taylor teach us what Sabbath is and let us know how they have come to learn to practice it as a family.

Sabbath Is A Gift

June 28, 2020 • Pastor Karen Taylor

Simply put Sabbath is the day of rest after six days of work. Sabbath a gift. There is nothing that we have done to earn rest, it was created and given to us. God gives humanity. God’s image, our identity, instructions and an introduction to our first gift - rest. God did all the work and showed us our reflection (His image and our identity (1:27)), informed humanity of responsibility - be fruitful, multiply, fill the earth, subdue it, rule (1:28) and God speaks of the resources that the land is to humanity (1:30) Then God examples before us how to live from what God has given & gifted. Jesus, who is God, reminds us that Sabbath was made for man and not man for the Sabbath. (Mark 2:27) and furthermore that He is Lord of the Sabbath (Matt. 12:8; Mark 2:28) and if Lord then leader/authority. Jesus answered questions about the Sabbath as He observed the Sabbath in the midst his working, shaping disciples, healing the sick, raising the dead and bring salvation to us all. With all of the eternal good that God the Son did, He like the Father still rested. And Jesus invites us into that rest. In Matthew 11:28 Jesus says “Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.” Sabbath is not a call to be lazy but just the opposite. Sabbath is a call to live in the rhythms of life with God. CONNECT WITH HEAVENLY VISION https://www.hvcla.com https://www.facebook.com/hvcla https://www.instagram.com/hvcla https://www.twitter.com/hvcla CONNECT WITH OUR PASTOR JAMES RAY TAYLOR Twitter: https://twitter.com/bishopjrtaylor Instagram: https://instagram.com/jamesraytaylor

Rest

June 23, 2020 • Bishop James Ray Taylor, Pastor Karen Taylor

Tuesday Night Live! Our senior leaders, Bishop James Taylor and Pastor Karen Taylor share with us the power of rest. Remember the sabbath and keep it holy. “Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.” Matthew 11:28-30 In this live we learn the secret that is not so secret because God has shared it with us in scripture. Selah Pause and reflect on the day to hear what God has to say. Sabbath Rest from your labor and communion with the Lord. Sabbatical Come away from the work to recalibrate, refresh and refuel. This week we encourage you to begin to Selah. Do your best to take time to Selah. CONNECT WITH HEAVENLY VISION https://www.hvcla.com https://www.facebook.com/hvcla https://www.instagram.com/hvcla https://www.twitter.com/hvcla CONNECT WITH OUR PASTOR JAMES RAY TAYLOR Twitter: https://twitter.com/bishopjrtaylor Instagram: https://instagram.com/jamesraytaylor